PA German Hex Symbols: Their History and The Art of Rebecca Ross
Rebecca has been a Berks County artist for the past 21 years. Much of her artwork of the past ten years has been based on PA German hex symbols. Becky is the Cultural Resource Manager at Hopewell Furnace NHS where she has worked for 21 years. With a powerpoint program, she will address both the general history of the PA German hex symbols and the development of their use in her own art.
2:00 p.m Sunday, October 26th
Originally produced in 1998 for PBS, this documentary traces the arrival of the PA Dutch in America, along with their visual culture.
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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, ...
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