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 stories of “Dutchy” things to share, which I hope you’ll enjoy!
Bread, the staff of life in provincial times, was more than a dietary staple and in many 18th century households of this bygone era, it was the main course, together ...
→ Scottish fest taps into 18th century Lancaster County roots - LancasterOnline Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages six to 12. Check out the festival's Facebook page ...
→ Pipeline foes say project will disturb, desecrate Native American archaeological sites - LancasterOnline
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→ Caboose ride between Boyertown and Pottstown brings hopes of local railroad tourism | NEWS.
→ Historic Keim Homestead, history tinged with intrigue | Reading Eagle Spinster sisters living in traditional PA Dutch folk fashion into the 20th century were responsible for the homestead retaining is ...
→ Pictures: Shooting in the New Year in Kutztown - The Morning Call
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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 ...
→ Fort Hunter Park to host annual Fort Hunter Day celebration of historical activities, entertainment - PennLive.com
→ Schaefferstown's Harvest Fair takes guests back to the 18th century - Lebanon Daily News The 46th annual Harvest Fair will be held Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and ...
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 ...
A traditional cookie that's flavored with molasses and spices, ox tongue cookies are named for their shape. No oxen are involved. The ox tongue cookie’s history dates to the mid-1800s ...
On Fridays from May through September, Strasburg offers Hostling Tours — a behind-the-scenes look at how these steam-driven behemoths are prepped to pull the day’s passenger trains. The term “hostler” — ...
Menges Mills Historic Horse, Steam and Gas Show draws those who love music, antiques, engines and more
→ Menges Mills Historic Horse, Steam and Gas Show draws those who love music, antiques, engines and more - The York Daily Record.
→ Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival set for this weekend - pottsmerc.com The slideshow/video embedded below is from last year's festival and will give you a good idea of what to expect this ...
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 ...
→ 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 ...
→ New Franklin County museum details battle following Gettysburg - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette You can find more posts relating to The Battle of Monterey Pass here. The museum is open year-round for group ...
→ Who's exploiting the Amish: Lancaster businesses or a TV show?: Nancy Eshelman | PennLive.com Oh my, Nancy throws down the gauntlet! Too bad her thinking is sloppy. She equates local businesses ...
Santa Claus, the pleasant bearded elf dressed in red (in case you thought I was referring to some other Santa Claus), was not predestined to be a worldwide Christmas icon ...
→ PHOTOS: 151st Gettysburg Re-enactment - The Evening Sun Some great images by photographer Shane Dunlap from the 151st Battle of Gettysburg re-enactment that took place on Friday, July 4, 2014.
→ Eight Facts About Henry VIII: A historical primer for the PA Renaissance Faire | PennLive.com This years faire runs August 2 through October 26, 2014 11AM - 8PM on Saturdays ...
A just-published article in Geosphere, the journal of the Geological Society of America, details how rock formations helped to determine the outcome at Gettysburg, where Union forces stopped a desperate ...
"If you want to learn about the 19th century, this is the place to come," said volunteer Jan Taylor, who will be in period dress and telling guests about the ...
Here's a longer clip taken from the 'Dwight Christmas' episode with Schrute's version of Belsnickel handing out gifts while passing judgement on his coworkers. Impish or admirable? "Cheer or fear Belsnickel is ...
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
→ A Look Back in History: Colonial Trade with the Port of Philadelphia - Berks-Mont News
→ 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 ...
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→ Colonial Fair and Muster better than pulling teeth - Herald Mail Media God bless modern dentistry! Looking for more things to do and see in Franklin County? Click here. video platformvideo managementvideo ...
→ Gettysburg restores railroad station's historic hues - Evening Sun Spectography used to determine the original colors; owners planning to donate property to Gettysburg National Military Park.
→ The river side of Lancaster County - Bucks County Courier Times Follow the link above for a general overview of places to see along the Susquehanna River's 40 mile frontage in western Lancaster County.
→ Mike Argento: A witness to the Hex murder passes - The York Daily Record Jeannette Harvey's father was friends with Nelson Rehmeyer, the victim in the infamous 1928 Hex murder in southern ...
Although it is possible that some Amish individuals emigrated to Pennsylvania between the the years of 1710 and 1736 - either among the Swiss Mennonites that settled the Pequea Colony ...
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 ...
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 ...
If you're looking to get underground during your visit to Pennsylvania Dutch Country there are three options available to you: Indian Echo Caverns, Crystal Cave and Lost River Caverns. Indian Echo ...
→ Philadelphia's beer trail bursts with brotherly love Find out more at PhillyBierfest.com.
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Belsnickel brings light and darkness - Reading Eagle After having read many articles about Belsnickel, I find that one the most interesting aspects about the tradition is ...
View Adams County Pa. Covered Bridges in a larger map
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, ...
→ Mark Your Calendars for the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival! - Reading Terminal Market
→ Prices set for Colebrookdale Railroad rides - Reading Eagle
→ Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer - LancasterOnline Cushing, 22, died during Pickett's Charge.
→ Floor Plans: How much do you know about Berks' oldest house? | BERKSCOUNTRY
2 cups milk 1 yeast cake, dissolved in 1 cup warm water 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 or 7 cups flour 3 eggs, well beaten 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup melted butter Scald the milk and set ...
→ Kitchen Kettle village celebrates 60 years of hospitality - LancasterOnline Click map for large version
For hundreds of years in Lancaster County, one of the most anticipated and important times of the year was when shadbush and bloodroots bloomed. That was when millions of migratory American ...
→ Gettysburg museum closing after more than 50 years - York Dispatch The museums contents will be auctioned at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg at 516 Baltimore St. at 9 a.m. on Friday, ...
Eric Claypoole was up on the ladder again the other day, painting yet another barn with those unmistakable charms of Pennsylvania Dutch country: Hex signs.The Lenhartsville craftsman was finishing the ...
→ Lancaster County Market Voted One Of The Best In The World | CBS Philly
→ ‘Yes Helen, there is a Belsnickel’.
→ Talking Christmas traditions with Don Yoder - Philly.com
→ Local paranormal investigative team, Berks Mont Project, invokes history to life You will find the team's website here.
It didn't take long for the early Easter bunny tradition of building nests to turn into building baskets filled with candy and treats. And in the 18th century, it was ...
→ Celebrations set for Milton Hershey’s birthday - WPMT FOX43 Follow the link for two additional videos.
The novels relate the lives of a real Pennsylvania German farm family who lived in the Waynesboro area at the beginning of the 1800s. The authors bring to life the struggles ...
→ Capital for a day - LancasterOnline Lancaster was the capital of the fledgling United States of America for exactly one day on Sept. 27, 1777 as the Second Continental Congress fled ...
25th annual Pennsylvania Dutch festival came to the Reading Terminal Market - Philadelphia Business Journal Click here to see photos of the annual Philly event.
Bachelor scholar leaves 112 tall clocks and a $9.7-million legacy benefiting museums and historic preservation
→ Bachelor scholar leaves 112 tall clocks and a $9.7-million legacy benefiting museums and historic preservation - LancasterOnline Local historical orgnaizations that benefited from John J. Snyder Jr.'s legacy include: Rock Ford Plantation - 300 ...
Patrick Donmoyer, a member of the Historical Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania, will make a presentation to the Pinegrove Historical Society on March 13 about barn stars, commonly known ...
It's time to dive again into the realm of Yorkisms, those fun Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German sayings that, while certainly not found ONLY in York County, are prominent here. Source: ...
→ History-hungry crowd converges on Union Canal Tunnel Park for 25th annual Union Canal Days - Lebanon Daily News
Although known for the Battle of Gettysburg when it comes to American history, Adams County has a rich backstory when it comes to slavery and abolitionists. Source: Uncovering the Underground Railroad ...
→ Legends Of Hexenkopf Hill Live On - Philly.com
→ 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 ...
→ Belsnickle Santa of yesteryear was not so jolly - The Herald-Dispatch More details here on the legendary Belsnickel. I do take issue with the following... Needless to say the first Belsnickle ...
→ Missing link in popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will open Saturday - LancasterOnline As noted in my photo gallery post on the White Cliffs of Conoy the path beneath ...
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All photos © visitpadutchcountry.com
Folks familiar with the area’s history, however, know that the river’s current borders are far from where they once were. When the area’s first inhabitants, the Susquehannock Indians, ruled the land ...
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 ...
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 ...
→ Hershey museum finds early swimsuit from park's early years - Lebanon Daily News
Historic Pa. bridges generate tourism, costs - Pike County Courier This article focuses on Bedford County, PA, but I imagine much of what it describes - in regards to maintenance issues ...
You can't come to God's Country and turn your nose up at Cow Flowers! I personally love the smell of fresh manure as long as it is one part of an ...
→ Three Days in Gettysburg: “The Unfinished Work” - Gettysburg National Military Park U.S. National Park Service The seminar features panel discussions with Gettysburg historians as well as guided battlefield walks, ...
→ The Amish Are Looking for a New Home | OZY. It's true that some of the Lancaster County Amish are leaving. The average family has around seven children and the ideal ...
→ Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine: The real deal - The Washington Post Right out of the gate the writer makes a very important point about PA Dutch cuisine in particular, and PA Dutch ...
“Dutch Treats” contains more than 100 recipes from the 25 counties that form the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, replete with the history of each dish, its Pennsylvania German and ...
An Allentown native has purchased the mansion that once belonged to retail magnate Max Hess Jr. for $1.2 million. Source: 8 reasons why the Hess's mansion fits the lifestyle of the ...
Pa German Cultural Heritage Center hosts Kutztown author Mara Rockliff and her new book ‘Gingerbread for Liberty’
→ Pa German Cultural Heritage Center hosts Kutztown author Mara Rockliff and her new book ‘Gingerbread for Liberty CLICK TO BUY: Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the ...
→ Pipeline a threat to Susquehanna corridor - LancasterOnline The proposed pipeline would run from Susquehanna County in the north to southern Lancaster county.
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow - Reading Eagle
→ Religious groups call for an end to 'Amish Mafia' | PennLive.com
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 ...
→ At Weiser and Boone homesteads, they're remaking history | WEEKEND The French and Indian War will be returning this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conrad Weiser and Daniel Boone ...
→ A Look Back in History: Georgian Keystones not just for mansions
→ Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork - Pocono Record.com
→ Lenten tradition of fasnachts morphs - seattlepi.com.
A Look Back in History: When wheat was king in the Oley Valley
Covenanter Scottish Festival taps into 18th century Lancaster County roots
Pipeline foes say project will disturb, desecrate Native American archaeological sites
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Covered Bridges Vintage Postcards
VIDEO | ‘Please Pass The Pig’s Stomach’ Episode of My Grandmother’s Ravioli
Caboose ride between Boyertown and Pottstown brings hopes of local railroad tourism
Historic Keim Homestead, history tinged with intrigue
Photo of the day for February 26, 2015
VIDEO| Origin of the “Belsnickel” In Under A Minute
Pictures: Shooting in the New Year in Kutztown
PHOTOS | Architecture of Hershey – Dauphin County, PA
Washington sent Battle of Brandywine wounded to convalesce in Ephrata, PA
Fort Hunter Park to host annual Fort Hunter Day celebration of historical activities, entertainment
Schaefferstown’s Harvest Fair takes guests back to the 18th century
Kutztown author Mary Laub writes picture book in Pennsylvania Dutch language
Ox tongue cookies: The story behind these Pennsylvania Dutch holiday treats
Strasburg Rail Road offers glimpse of work needed to get its massive locomotives running
Menges Mills Historic Horse, Steam and Gas Show draws those who love music, antiques, engines
VIDEO | 48th Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival set for this weekend
Recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie
Scrapple Is One of the Crucial American Meats
New Franklin County museum details Battle of Monterey Pass
Who’s exploiting the Amish: Lancaster businesses or a TV show?
Meet Belsnickel, the Counter Claus
PHOTOS: 151st Gettysburg Re-enactment
Eight Facts About Henry VIII: A historical primer for the PA Renaissance Faire
How rocks shaped Gettysburg and other Civil War battles
Annual Cherry Fair shows what Pennsylvania German life was about
VIDEO | Dwight Schrute as Belsnickel in The Office
Catharine Eberth: Healing a family tradition, from mother to daughter
A Look Back in History: Colonial Trade with the Port of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania-German Zammelaaf honors local culture
PHOTOS | Forry’s Mill Covered Bridge
VIDEO | Conococheague Institute’s Colonial Fair and Muster better than pulling teeth
VIDEO: What is a Belsnickel?
Gettysburg restores railroad station’s historic hues
What to see along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County
A witness to the York County Hex murder passes
When did the Amish first come to Pennsylvania?
Up from the ashes: Plans proceed to rebuild Dellville Covered Bridge
Lessons at Kutztown Folk Festival help keep Pennsylvania Dutch alive
Cavern Tours in Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Philadelphia’s beer trail bursts with brotherly love – Philly Bierfest 2014
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Belsnickel brings light and darkness
Covered Bridges of Adams County, PA Location Map
Pennsylvania Dutch culture, language focus of 8-week course by Keith Brintzenhoff
Mark Your Calendars for the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival!
Prices set for Colebrookdale Railroad rides
Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing
Mouns Jones House: How much do you know about Berks’ oldest house?
Kitchen Kettle village celebrates 60 years of hospitality
Shad wars: A long, violent period in Lancaster County over a fish in the Susquehanna
Gettysburg’s Soldiers National Museum closing after more than 50 years
Artist paints barn hex sign at heart of Kratzer Farm park project
Lancaster County Central Market Voted One Of The Best In The World
‘Yes Helen, there is a Belsnickel’
Talking Christmas traditions with Don Yoder
Berks Mont Project paranormal investigative team invokes history to life
Why Do We Eat Chocolate Bunnies on Easter?
VIDEO | Celebrations set for Milton Hershey’s 157th birthday
Authors of ‘The Royers of Renfrew’ to speak in Chambersburg
Capital for a day during the Revolutionary War
Gettysburg Battlefield Map
The Birth of Pennsylvania 1680 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
VIDEO | 25th annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the Reading Terminal Market
Bachelor scholar leaves 112 tall clocks and a $9.7-million legacy benefiting museums and historic preservation
Donmoyer will give lecture on hex signs to Pinegrove Historical Society
Talking Dutch: More on the fun things we say
History-hungry crowd converges on Union Canal Tunnel Park for 25th annual Union Canal Days
VIDEO | Uncovering the Underground Railroad in Adams County with Author Cooper Wingert
Legends Of Hexenkopf Hill Live On
Moonlight Winery – A sweet taste of Birdsboro’s history
Belsnickle Santa of yesteryear was not so jolly
Missing link in popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will open Saturday
PHOTOS | Barns & Farms of Berks County, PA
PHOTOS | Colonial Complex – York, PA
Susquehanna flows with history
Cave Hill Park & Nature Preserve in Carlisle, PA
A bilingual picture book to help learn Pennsylvania Dutch at the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical
Hershey museum finds early swimsuit from park’s early years
Historic covered bridges generate tourism, costs for Pennsylvania counties
Photo of the day for December 9, 2014
VIDEO| Ask A PA Dutchman: Foreigners
Three Days in Gettysburg: “The Unfinished Work”
The Amish Are Looking for a New Home
Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine: The real deal
Cocalico Corner: ‘Dutch Treats: Heirloom Recipes from Farmhouse Kitchens by William Woys Weaver
8 reasons why the Hess’s mansion fits the lifestyle of the rich and famous
Pa German Cultural Heritage Center hosts Kutztown author Mara Rockliff and her new book ‘Gingerbread
Williams Partners’ pipeline a threat to Susquehanna corridor
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow
Religious groups call for an end to ‘Amish Mafia’
Book review: ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’
Charter Day at Weiser and Boone homesteads, they’re remaking history
Georgian Keystones not just for mansions
Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork
Crystal Cave Vintage Postcards
Lenten tradition of fasnachts morphs