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Book review: ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’
By 1890, usage of Pennsylvania Dutch, a primarily oral language with roots in 18th-century German immigration to North America, reached its zenith. Perhaps as many as 750,000 Americans and eastern ...
→ PHOTOS 65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival Huge gallery of superb images from this year's festival by photographer Roxanne Richardson.
Source: Flickr/Gilles Gonthier
Many people are aware that the American tradition of Groundhog Day, or Grundsaudaag, has it's origins in Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture. But the practice of using an animal to predict the weather for ...
  Source: ‘S Kutztown Folk Festival hot gschtaert | The Pennsylvania German Newspaper
Easter Bunny, like the Belsnickel, owes American roots to the Pennsylvania Dutch
→ Easter Bunny, like the Belsnickle, owes American roots to the Pa. Dutch - LancasterOnline The tradition of the "Oschter Haws" - the Easter Bunny - began in Germany as early as the ...
The Historian: The stormy beginning of Sunday school - Berks Mont News
The Pennsylvania “Dutch” have long been known for their precocious application of preserving techniques, and a delicious offspring of that artistry reaches into the kitchen itself. Source: The culinary gift of ...
PHOTOS | Pennsylvania Dutch Folkways & Traditions
While I was at the 2014 Kutztown Folk Festival I came across these weather worn signs. I decided to photograph them as a way to save the information for myself ...
→ Group sets 2015 Pa. German Zammelaaf - Lebanon Daily News The 2015 Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf will be held on Saturday, March 7, at a new venue in Annville. Organizers said ...
Adams County American Civil War Museum Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during ...
* A Fersommling is a Pennsylvania Dutch social event in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g'spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. Pennsylvania German ...
‘Witch’ murdered in Pennsylvania Dutch country over hex
Police at first labeled the murder as nothing more than the outcome of yet another “hillbilly mountain feud.” In Mummey’s case, though, there was something more sinister. Local lore had cast ...
Source: PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
In the Belsnickel's world, Christmas shouldn't be so enjoyable for the naughty kids. He comes at night, dressed in dirty furs, face blackened with charcoal. He has one purpose: To ...
→ About 400 celebrate their Pennsylvania Dutch roots at annual Berks County event | Reading Eagle
* I'm still in the process of formatting the Deitsch version. Scroll down for English version. Die Nacht for de Chrischdaag 'S waar die Nacht for de Chrischdaag und dorch es gans Haus ...
PHOTOS | 2014 Kutztown Folk Festival – Kutztown, PA
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Dutchland Derby Rollers get down to business
→ Dutchland Derby Rollers get down to business: Not far by car | PennLive.com This caught my eye: Some of the derby names play on real names; Mel becomes Mell Raiser. Some connect ...
Der Belsnickel by Henry Harbaugh
Der Belsnickel Oh, do you know that ugly, that nasty man? Wow! Can you call that fellow a human being? Yes, that he is a human, may be believed by whomever wants to, He ...
  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 ...
The 2015 Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar (Der Pennsylvannisch Deitsch Kalenner)
→ 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 ...
Have you been lucky enough to see a Snallygaster?Accounts of the Snallygaster of Western Maryland are said to date to the 1730s. According to storytellers, the dragon-like creature was named... Source: ...
The notion that Pennsylvania Dutch could go fallow is absurd to the Amish, who have been doubling their population every few decades. “It’s actually considered the fastest-growing small-minority language in the ...
→ 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 ...
In a July 3 column, Dr. Scribblerdutch said he was familiar with the superstition that bad things happen in threes, but not with the specific and grammatically goofy phrase "what's ...
Photo by Amanda Kelso
→ 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 ...
If your interested in hearing a church service in the Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch dialect you're in luck! St. Jacob's (Stone) UCC, 5152 Stone Church Road, Glenville, will hold their annual Pennsylvania Dutch Service ...
Sell iss en Video iwwer der 76th Barricks Kaunty Versommling vun dem 5. Abrill, 2015 in Leesport, Pennsylvaania. This entire video is in Pennsylvania Dutch.
Die Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch Faahne (The Pennsylvania Dutch Flag)
Description of the Flag The flag of the Pennsylvania Germans,  "Die Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch Faahne" created by "Die Grossdaadi Grundsow Lodge" (The Grandfather Groundhog Lodge) and co-sponsored by other affiliated Pennsylvania German ...
Sime B. Bertolet, Berks History Center executive director, said the event will be about the influence of Pennsylvania Germans. The conference is open to the public, but reservations are required. Lunch ...
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 ...
If you've ever wanted a primer in "Pennsylvaanish Deitsch," the Kutztown Folk Festival has a class for that.Keith Brintzenhoff, 72, of Kutztown, has taught Pennsylvania Dutch in various capacities for ...
Appearing on the program is Mark L. Louden, professor of Germanic linguistics and co-director of the Max Kade Institute for Germanic-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Louden, a leading ...
Source: Flickr/Gilles Gonthier
Upstaging Punxsutawney Phil by almost a week, Berks County's furry weather prognosticator, Oscar the Groundhog, says winter's far from over. As told to his confidant, Lester Miller of Greenwich Township, Oscar ...
"I'd like to accept this Chonny™ for Best Laid Pipe on behalf of plumbers everywhere, without whom the Brad Pitts and Gwyneth Paltrows of the world would be left wallow in ...
Living among both the Amish people of Lancaster County and newer (1949) Colony of Old Order Mennonite Plain People at Kutztown, Berks County, many have admired their “humility” and willingness ...
“Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country”
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 ...
Having lived my entire life on a farm in rural Woolwich Township, I have become familiar with the clip-clop of horse-drawn buggies, and the guttural sounds of Pennsylvania German that ...
“When Pennsylvania Germans were at their height, 80 to 90 percent of all Americans worked on farms,” Moyer said. “It was a very cohesive, very stable community. You didn’t move ...
The German and Swiss immigrants who settled here in the 18th century brought with them a tradition of lively and exuberant dancing. Although seldom noted or written about, in the ...
Pennsylvania-German Zammelaaf honors local culture
→ Pennsylvania-German Zammelaaf honors local culture - Lebanon Daily News I was there and had a great time. You can see all my photos of the event here. The food was ...
Days of the week also used to have alternate names associated with domestic chores - Muundaag, for instance was Weschdaag (Wash-day), Dinschdaag, or Tuesday, was Biggeldaag (Ironing-day) and Sunndaag was ...
Kutztown author Mary Laub writes picture book in Pennsylvania Dutch language
Masthof Press & Bookstore Kutztown-area author Mary Laub recently released a picture book, “Uff der Bauerei” (On the Farm), written in Pennsylvania German, a.k.a. Pennsylvania Dutch. “My goal in writing this book ...
The holiday custom of Nei Yaahr Winsching (New Year Wishing) was brought over from the Pfaltz area of Rhineland, Germany by our forebears many generations ago. Sadly, the custom died ...
Educator and musician Keith Brintzenhoff will present an eight-week course focused on the language and culture of the Pennsylvania Germans. He has an extensive background and knowledge of Pennsylvania German history, ...
See Pennsylvania Dutch folk art and learn how the culture spread across the nation at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum's new exhibit, "Pennsylvania Dutch Impact Across America." It debuts at 1 ...
Author’s genealogy study leads to novel: Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch by Thomas B. Speaker
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 ...
Strasburg Railroad Historical Marker
→ Our bilingual heritage: English sprechen? - LancasterOnline This article is about a bill in the PA Legislature called The Official Language Act. It caught my attention because it features some translations of Pennsilfaanisch ...
A bilingual picture book to help learn Pennsylvania Dutch at the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society
→ A bilingual picture book: English and Pennsylvania Dutch - LancasterOnline If you are interested in learning some Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch, then you will want to check out the upcoming classes being offered ...
In my mind's eye, the fanciful events depicted in Der Belsnickel Suite portray two special days on a family farm in a rustic and sturdy home built from field stone. ...
Book review: ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’
PHOTOS: 65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival
Groundhog Day and The Pennsylvania Dutch
VIDEO | ‘S Kutztown Folk Festival hot gschtaert
Easter Bunny, like the Belsnickel, owes American roots to the Pennsylvania Dutch
The Historian: The stormy beginning of Sunday school
VIDEO | Hiwwe wie Driwwe Documentary
The culinary gift of cooking Pennsylvania Deutch
PHOTOS | Pennsylvania Dutch Folkways & Traditions
Group sets 2015 Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historical Attractions
Pennsylvania German Fersommling: “Dee Huffa Karrich Ruh Blotz”
‘Witch’ murdered in Pennsylvania Dutch country over hex
PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
Belsnickel: A slightly terrifying Pennsylvania Dutch tradition
AUDIO| “As I was saying…” Pennsylvania Dutch Humor by Professor Schnitzel
About 400 celebrate their Pennsylvania Dutch roots at annual Berks County Fersommling
Twas The Night Before Christmas – Translated into Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch by Thomas C. Zimmerman
PHOTOS | 2014 Kutztown Folk Festival – Kutztown, PA
VIDEO | “The Heart of the Taufschein” on PCNTV
Dutchland Derby Rollers get down to business
Der Belsnickel by Henry Harbaugh
VIDEO | Pennsylvania Dutch Documentary
Kutztown Folk Festival: reasons to attend one of country’s best folklike events
The 2015 Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar (Der Pennsylvannisch Deitsch Kalenner)
VIDEO | Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania – Grundsaudaag in Pennsylvaani (2015)
A Snallygaster Summer
Keeping the Pennsylvania Dutch language alive – and thriving
VIDEO | The Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch – Don Yoder
What’s seconds is thirds
Scrapple Is One of the Crucial American Meats
VIDEO | Pennsylvanisch Deitsch im Yaahr 2015 – A documentary 
Glenville Church to hold Pennsylvania Dutch Dialect Service on April 12, 2015
VIDEO | 76th Berks County Versommling – 2015
Die Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch Faahne (The Pennsylvania Dutch Flag)
Berks History Conference will explore Pennsylvania Dutch roots of county
More “talkin’ Dutch” stories from readers
Lessons at Kutztown Folk Festival help keep Pennsylvania Dutch alive
AUDIO | Interview on Pennsylvania Dutch Dialect with Professor Mark L. Louden
Oscar the Groundhog’s predicts more winter, plowable snow in February
VIDEO: What is a Belsnickel?
VIDEO | Ask A PA Dutchman: Mani Cams
A Look Back in History: In defense of humility and ‘Demut’ Plain Dutch living Part
“Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country”
Photo of the day for February 26, 2015
Mennonite culture can teach us how to live purposeful lives
Keeping Pa. Dutch alive: Fate relies on new speakers
PHOTOS | 2015 Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf – Annville, PA
The Historian: Pennsylvania Dutch Dance – ‘Tavern Frolics’
Pennsylvania-German Zammelaaf honors local culture
The Pennsylvania Dutch calendar once held a prominent place in the home
Kutztown author Mary Laub writes picture book in Pennsylvania Dutch language
PA Dutch tradition of Nei Yaahr  Winsching continues
Pennsylvania Dutch culture, language focus of 8-week course by Keith Brintzenhoff
Celebrate Pennsylvania Dutch impact across country at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Author’s genealogy study leads to novel: Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch by Thomas B. Speaker
Lancaster County’s bilingual heritage: English sprechen?
A bilingual picture book to help learn Pennsylvania Dutch at the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical
Der Belsnickel Suite, a symphonic work by Dave Kline performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra

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