Indigenous PA Dutch people thrived on homemade Pennsylvania German cuisine for well over 300 years, and notably, this was a beer and pretzel culture celebrated by taverns and wayside inns in the historic Valleys of Southeastern PA.
For almost three centuries, the Pennsylvania Dutch — descended from Swiss, French, and German immigrants from Germany during the 17th & 18th Centuries — have practiced white magic, known in ...
The current issue of Commonweal Magazine features an article by Donald Kraybill title 'Opting Out: How the Amish Haved Survived in America'. Once you start learning more about the Amish ...
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow - Reading Eagle
→ Camp Curtin Historical society to host Civil War encampment
The new lighting -- while dimmer from some locations in Bethlehem -- highlight the blast furnaces as industrial artifacts instead of just flooding them with color, officials said. Source: Bethlehem Steel ...
Signs at the Trifecta building in Allentown indicate there's "a better burger coming this summer." Owner Jeff Brown says he's hoping for an August launch for Bell Hall, a restaurant focused ...
→ The Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch Webcast | Library of Congress The Pennsylvania Dutch culture, which is now over three centuries old and still evolving, is an American hybrid ...
As we draw nearer to the celebration of Easter and the earth awakens from sleep, it is an important time for the people throughout the Dutch Country to hold in ...
→ Getting to know Lancaster's Amish: Not far by car - PennLive.com The V.I.P. tours run by The Amish Experience will give you a snapshot of life as lived by the Lancaster ...
If you are interested in Pennsylvania Dutch culture and folklore, chances are you have heard of Don Yoder. Source: Don Yoder, 'dean' of Pennsylvania Dutch studies, dies at age 93 | ...
The Colony Meadery has a new way to get people to try mead - in slushie form. Source: Mead slushies are closer than you think | lehighvalleylive.com thecolonymeadery.com
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→ War paint: B.K. Lawes re-creates Gettysburg history - FlipSidePA.com You can see more of his work on bklawesart.com.
Photos: Food Truck Festival at Palmyra | Lebanon Daily News The Palmyra Area Business Association held the first Food Truck Festival on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Local vendors were on hand ...
→ How Mahlon Haines grew his shoe business - LancasterOnline
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Black healing salve is a natural remedy, used since the oldest of times, by people belonging to the Amish community. Today, this ointment has become quite popular, being used not ...
→ Lenten tradition of fasnachts morphs - seattlepi.com.
→ Mike Argento: Hex murder victim's granddaughter carries on powwow legacy - The York Daily Record Although the blame for Rehmeyer's death ultimate rests on the souls of the three men ...
Remember the Road House Restaurant in Springettsbury Township? It’s now the First Post, and it just opened. And the major renovation of this old place (seen here while work was ...
→ Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork - Pocono Record.com
→ Go back in time at upcoming Market Faire & Rendezvous at Jacobsburg - lehighvalleylive.com The J. Joseph Henry’s 1832 mansion and Pennsylvania Longrifle Museum will be open during the event. Hours for ...
After George Washington's army was defeated at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, 500 of the wounded soldiers were sent to Lancaster County Pennsylvania to convalesce at the ...
→ Fish bypass helps owner retain historic Heishman’s Mill - The Sentinel
→ Vintage photos from new book, 'Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River' - PennLive.com The book was compiled by Eric V. Fasick and features 200 vintage photos from the archives of the Historical Society ...
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→ Day Trip: Lititz is America’s coolest small town -FairfaxTimes.com
Shad once were so plentiful in the Susquehanna River that their spring migration upstream to spawn “caused the river to rise several feet in waves.” Hundreds of fishermen sold shad ...
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We last talked about all things Pennsylvania Dutch back in July, when I shared some reader memories of a Pa. Dutch nursery rhyme. Today, I have a few more memories and ...
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Keeping early American culture alive may be difficult in this age of computers and iPhones, but the Kutztown Folk Festival — widely recognized as one of the best folklife festivals ...
Lancaster County has the most covered bridges of any county in Pennsylvania with 29. View Covered Bridges of Lancaster County in a larger map
→ Historic Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders - abc27 WHTM abc27 WHTM 2014 Rates Car & Standard Size Pickup Truck: $8.00 (includes driver) Extended Length Vehicle (Over 19 Feet): $9.00 (includes driver) Motorcycle: $7.00 ...
Take a look back at what Dorney Park used to look like in these historic pics. Source: Dorney Park historic photos - The Morning Call dorneypark.com
→ Tour of Saucon Valley barns offers glimpse in farming history - The Morning Call For more information go to sauconvalleyconservancy.org.
→ Haldeman: My love affair with the Amish » Opinion » The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, TX.
Tom Speaker uses family history to tell story about Pennsylvania Dutch and immigration. Source: Author’s genealogy study leads to novel Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch: A family saga of emigration from Germany ...
→ Scrapple Is One of the Crucial American Meats - Esquire. This guy is crazy about scrapple and not ashamed to write about it! The less you know about its making, the better ...
A World Class Automotive Experience with Cars - Buses - Motorcycles & More! Cruise through time as you travel through various exhibitions from the 1900s-1970s! A proud affiliate of the ...
UPDATE: You can find the full PA Books episode featuring Corinne and Russell Earnest discussing their book 'The Heart of Taufschein' here. → March 9, PA Books: “The Heart of the Taufschein” ...
→ Mount Gretna offers nature, art, fun and ice cream - LancasterOnline Very informative article about things to do and see in the Mt. Gretna area. Be sure to click over ...
The intent is to restore the Wheatfield Township bridge to its pre-fire state, she said. The structure was built in 1889. Before the November 2014 fire, it was the longest ...
→ Mark Your Calendars for the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival! - Reading Terminal Market
→ Lancaster Chamber Of Commerce Exploiting Culture More Then Violent reality Shot? New Report Claims Opponents Of Series Aren’t Innocent - ENSTARZ Reality shot??? More then??? Sloppy industry shills hide behind Eshelman's ...
→ Photos: Tucker Exhibit at AACA - Lebanon Daily News The new Tucker exhibit will be the first permanent addition to the museum since it opened in 2003. Click here to see ...
→ Capsule reviews of three recent mystery titles - Books - The Boston Globe Is the author referencing the The Hochstetler Massacre with the opening chapters of this book? Certainly seems so ...
In the Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch dialect this popular dish is known as hinkelbottboi. Susan Donecker of York, Pa., got this recipe from her grandmother Effie Meyers, of German descent, who got it from her ...
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all whom these presents shall come, Greets. WHEREAS Our ...
With the hot summer months upon us your going to want to visit the Cave Hill Park & Nature Preserve in Carlisle, PA. Cool off in the 52° cave located on directly ...
→The Amish: Shunned trailer: the price of cultural protection | FlickFilosopher.com.
→ Attendees take a ‘Step Back in Time’ at Berks Heritage Center The Heritage Center is open from May 1 through the last Sunday in October. The hours are Tuesday-Saturday, ...
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→ Pa. museum show features vintage chairs - Philly.com This exhibit features a variety of chairs from the museum’s collection including large and small, plain and fancy and practical and whimsical. It ...
Catharine Eberth, who died at age 77 in 1903, was a well-known practitioner of powwowing. Source: History Book: Healing a family tradition, from mother to daughter | Reading Eagle - NEWS
→ Kutztown Folk Festival celebrates Pa. Dutch culture | WFMZ.com video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
The Historian: The stormy beginning of Sunday school - Berks Mont News
→ Don't pull the plug on the Civil War Museum just yet: Matt Zencey | PennLive.com For the $15 million they spent on this museum they could have rebuilt the Columbia-Wrightsville ...
→ Civil War museum opens Oct. 18 at Monterey Pass - Chambersburg Public Opinion
You can take a free tour of the Harley Davidson factory that lasts one hour. These pictures are of the visitor center where the tours depart. There is a large exhibition ...
→ Franklin Hill Vineyards to be Bethlehem distillery operator, report says | lehighvalleylive.com
A conference room in the north part of the building contains stained glass windows by Rudy or members of his studio, created in 1924. The series of panels, painted on ...
→ Manheim group plans renovation of 18th-century log house - LancasterOnline 18th century log home will be used for period demonstrations, exhibits and special events.
→ Virginville historic farm offers tour of ‘good, bad & ugly of wetland plant life’
Pennsylvania Dutch Birch Beer, now owned by USA Beverage based out of Pennsauken, N.J., now a subdivision of Canada Dry, recognizes its ties to the Krims and acknowledges the continuing ...
→ The original “Faces of York County” | Faces of York County Photo features six out of the more than 700 portraits by Lewis Miller included in the soon to be ...
→ Gettysburg Food Tour - WPMT FOX43. If you like food and history united into one satisfying sensory experience you're going to want to grab your walking shoes and head to Gettysburg ...
To understand the custom of the hunt, we first need to know where Easter eggs got their beginning. Eggs have long been associated with springtime and renewal. This relationship has roots ...
→ Whoopie Pie: A brief history - WGAL What do see in your mind's eye upon hearing the words - whoopie pie? If your answer was two chocolate cake-like buns glued together with ...
In this issue of Glencairn Museum News we explore our current exhibition (open through October 29, 2017), which features artifacts, documents and photographs illustrating a wide range of expression within ...
Once a burdensome chore for each family to produce for dinner, the art of making superior butter became a delightful practice, and each neighborhood soon developed butter-making households that had ...
→ Yuengling sponsorship to make Oktoberfest free, bigger | Lehigh Valley Business Craft brewers village will be new this year. Festival will be held Oct. 3-5 and 10-12. See the official website at artsquest.org/festivals/oktoberfest ...
→ Susquehannocks – The vanquished tribe - Cecil Daily: Our Cecil. If you're interested in the history of one of the several Native American tribes that lived in what would become known as the Deitscherei ...
→ A sweet taste of Birdsboro’s history Bill and Tracy Smith opened Moonlight Winery in early 2014 to run as a side business in order to keep their full-time positions while still ...
On this trip we parked at Koser Park in Bainbridge and walked 1.5 miles south along the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail to find the cliffs. I was told by ...
Want to take a look inside the house that chocolate built? Then follow the link. The house was designed by Lancaster, PA architect Urban, C. Emlen (1863-1939) and completed in 1908. Click ...
→ The Historian: Clover, Part I - Berks-Mont News → The Historian: Clover, Part II - Berks-Mont News
Source: PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
→ Gettysburg gears up for 151st anniversary event - York Dispatch 1000 participants will reenact five battles from the Gettysburg campaign on the Yingling farm on July 4,5 and 6. Go to gettysburgreenactment.com ...
Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association is a unique 33 acre museum located in Kinzers, Lancaster County PA. Gates open at 9 am for the antique tractor pull and the action starts ...
Bygone days: Battlefield threatened. Parts of the historic site located on South Mountain, where the Battle of Monterey took place the day after the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg, could be threatened ...
→ Three new vineyards have vines in the ground in Berks | Reading Eagle Stony Run Valley Vineyards Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery
→ Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County properties open for tours - Lebanon Daily News
→ The 2015 Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar - Der Pennsylvannisch Deitsch Kalenner Subtitled “Where Have All the Outhouses Gone?” (Wu sinn all die Briwwe gange?), this 13-month Pennsylvania Dutch calendar features an old ...
→ Chambersburg 'burns' again July 19 in 150th commemoration of Civil War torching - Chambersburg Public Opinion
→ The home of Pennsylvania's only U. S. president: Not far by car | PennLive.com James Buchanan was the 15th President of the U.S.A. and the only one to hail from the ...
→ Religious groups call for an end to 'Amish Mafia' | PennLive.com
View Adams County Pa. Covered Bridges in a larger map
History columnist Richard L.T. Orth releases book ‘Folk Religion of PA Dutch’
Commonweal Magazine – Opting Out: How the Amish Haved Survived in America by Donald Kraybill
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow
VIDEO | The Hershey’s Chocolate Factory Tour
Camp Curtin Historical society to host Civil War encampment in Lemoyne
Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces get new lighting design to show off architectural features
New Allentown restaurant Bell Hall to focus on gourmet burgers, craft beers
VIDEO | The Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch – Don Yoder
Folk artist Peter V. Fritsch was a beloved portrayer of Pennsylvania Dutch culture
Review: V.I.P. Tour by The Amish Experience
Don Yoder, ‘dean’ of Pennsylvania Dutch studies, dies at age 93
Mead slushies are closer than you think in Allentown
PHOTOS | Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association
PHOTOS | Forry’s Mill Covered Bridge
War paint: B.K. Lawes re-creates Gettysburg history
Local Links | May 8, 2015
How Mahlon Haines grew his shoe business
PHOTOS | Donegal Springs – Lancaster County, PA
Photo of the day for February 26, 2015
The black healing salve that Amish people have used for centuries to treat almost any
Lenten tradition of fasnachts morphs
Hex murder victim’s granddaughter carries on powwow legacy
First Post, former Road House restaurant now renovated welcomes first diners
Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork
Go back in time at upcoming Market Faire & Rendezvous at Jacobsburg
Washington sent Battle of Brandywine wounded to convalesce in Ephrata, PA
Fish bypass helps owner retain historic Heishman’s Mill
Vintage photos from new book, ‘Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River’
PHOTOS | Architecture of York – York County, PA – Vol. I
Day Trip: Lititz is America’s coolest small town
When fishermen fought over Susquehanna shad
PHOTOS | Ephrata Cloister
More “talkin’ Dutch” stories from readers
PHOTOS | Strasburg Scooters Covered Bridge Tour
Kutztown Folk Festival: reasons to attend one of country’s best folklike events
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Covered Bridges Vintage Postcards
VIDEO | Pennsylvania Dutch Documentary
Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, PA Location Map
VIDEO | Historic Millersburg Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders
Vintage Postcards – Susquehanna River
Dorney Park historic photos
Tour of Saucon Valley barns offers glimpse in farming history
Haldeman: My love affair with the Amish
VIDEO | Mysterious Journeys: The Ghosts of Gettysburg
VIDEO | Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
Pennsylvania Amish Country Vintage Postcards
Author’s genealogy study leads to novel: Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch by Thomas B. Speaker
Scrapple Is One of the Crucial American Meats
PHOTOS | Antique Automobile Club of America Museum – Hershey
PA Books: “The Heart of the Taufschein” on PCN March 9
Lebanon County’s Mount Gretna offers nature, art, fun and ice cream
Up from the ashes: Plans proceed to rebuild Dellville Covered Bridge
Mark Your Calendars for the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival!
Lancaster Chamber Of Commerce Exploiting Culture More Then Violent reality Shot?
Photos: Tucker Exhibit at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
Capsule review: The Dead Will Tell by Kate Burkholder
VIDEO | Ask A PA Dutchman: Vegans
Recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie
Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania – 1681
Cave Hill Park & Nature Preserve in Carlisle, PA
VIDEO | The Amish: Shunned, the price of cultural protection
Attendees explore the past at Berks Heritage Center’s annual Step Back In Time Day
PHOTOS | Pennsylvania Dutch Gift Haus – Shartlesville, PA
Pennsylvania State Museum show features vintage chairs
Catharine Eberth: Healing a family tradition, from mother to daughter
VIDEO | Kutztown Folk Festival celebrates Pa. Dutch culture
The Historian: The stormy beginning of Sunday school
Don’t pull the plug on Harrisburg’s National Civil War Museum just yet
Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum opens Oct. 18
PHOTOS | Harley Davidson Tour Center – York, PA
Franklin Hill Vineyards to be Bethlehem distillery operator, report says
Beyond a bank: Windows into York history could go on public display
Manheim group plans renovation of 18th-century log house
Dreibelbis historic farm offers Wetlands Species Walk
Krim Beverage — Lebanon’s soft drink giant
The original “Faces of York County” by Lewis Miller
First Savory Gettysburg Food Tours set for April 12-13, 2014
Egg-xcellent learning: History of the egg hunt
Photos from the 2014 Whoopie Pie Festival at the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
“Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country”
The Birth of Pennsylvania 1680 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
A Look Back in History: Village Creameries Part 2, Trademarked butter molds
Yuengling sponsorship to make Pennsylvania Dutch Themed Oktoberfest free, bigger
Susquehannocks – The vanquished tribe
Moonlight Winery – A sweet taste of Birdsboro’s history
PHOTOS | White Cliffs of Conoy – Lancaster County, PA
Milton Hershey’s High Point Mansion Faux Vintage Postcard
The Historian: Clover, Part I & II
PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
Gettysburg gears up for 151st anniversary event
Antique Tractor Pull Saturday April 26, 2014 in Kinzers, PA
Monterey Pass Battlefield threatened
PHOTOS | 2015 Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf – Annville, PA
Three new vineyards have vines in the ground in Berks County
Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County properties open for tours
The 2015 Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar (Der Pennsylvannisch Deitsch Kalenner)
VIDEO | Chambersburg ‘burns’ again July 19 in 150th commemoration of Civil War torching
The home of Pennsylvania’s only U. S. president: Not far by car
Religious groups call for an end to ‘Amish Mafia’
Covered Bridges of Adams County, PA Location Map