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!
→ Camp Security archaeological dig turns up items - The York Daily Record The site is the last Revolutionary War prison camp that remains in existence. Learn more at CampSecurity.com.
→ Bethlehem Steel photographer has work logged in Library of Congress | lehighvalleylive.com You can see examples of some of the photos in the book: Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century ...
→ Berks County history lives in the Beidler House
→ ‘Pa. Dutch Christmas Carol’ on a trolley is a joyous experience To purchase tickets with all major credit cards, visit GenesiusDifference.org or call 610-373-9500. Tickets are $35 for adults and ...
→ Secrets of the Pennsylvania Capitol: 17 views that aren't on any tour - PennLive.com
→ Amish reality? Don't participate in local attempts to exploit Amish culture, say reps from the local Chamber and Visitors Bureau - LancasterOnline Please support Mary Haverstick in her effort to ...
When the Second Continental Congress met in York in 1777, they helped to define an American tradition. Source: York, Pennsylvania: home of the first official Thanksgiving of the United States | ...
→ 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 ...
→ 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 ...
→ Fine crafts and original artwork featured at the Mennonite Heritage Center Folk Art Sale — December 6-31, 2014 The Folk Art Sale is held annually during the month of December. It’s ...
→ The Scribbler: Revisiting the 1906 dynamite disaster in Bausman's Hollow - LancasterOnline If you find yourself at Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve it's worth it to hike the whole way to ...
→ The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pa. Germans - berksmontnews.com Read this article for a concise introduction to the basics of Fraktur.
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→ RhenTime | Wacker Brewing Co. — An homage to Lancaster’s rich brewing heritage - Lebanon Daily News Facebook | Website
→ 14-mile Northwest Lancaster County River Trail nears finish line - LancasterOnline I've walked most of this route over the years starting from different locations, but having it all connected will ...
The History of the Printings of the Martyr's Mirror - Book Review The Martyr's Mirror is a book you would find in most Amish and Mennonite households because it tells the ...
→ Friends of Hopewell Furnace celebrate “Bill of Rights Day" - Berks Mont News The Friends of Hopewell Furnace invite the public to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Bill of ...
→ 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 ...
→ Paranormal Corner: The voice of Jennie Wade at Gettysburg? | NJ.com It certainly sounds like a human female voice, but is it really the infamous Jennie Wade? Go here for more details ...
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→ 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 ...
→ $1.1 million restoration gets started at Martin’s Mill Bridge - Waynesboro Record Herald
→ Gettysburg visit brings laughter, tears - standard.net Thoughtful piece on a September 11th trip to Gettysburg with a John Wilkes Booth joke thrown in to lighten the mood.
→ A Look Back in History: ‘The Granary of the American Revolution’ in the East Penn Valley - Berks-Mont News
→ Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, has Blobfest, a three-day tribute to the 1958 monster movie "The Blob." - themorningcall.com
→ Adults need gap years too – break out and take a rumspringa | Sophie Heawood | Comment is free | The Guardian. It is interesting to note that in "English" popular ...
→The Amish: Shunned trailer: the price of cultural protection | FlickFilosopher.com.
→ Spring is coming: Octoraro Orphie makes his yearly pronouncement, defying Phil's forecast - LancasterOnline It's a good question: Which groundhog's prediction is to be the final word in the battle ...
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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 ...
→ Local tradition sends pork and sauerkraut sales soaring - wfmz.com video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
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
→ Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer - LancasterOnline Cushing, 22, died during Pickett's Charge.
→ 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 ...
→ Sigal Museum to host community educational historical events in June and July - themorningcall.com There are two PA Dutch culture related events listed here that caught my eye but others will be of ...
Gettysburg's Big Roundtop generated an early report of giant snakes, while Broad Top Mountain area in Fulton and Bedford counties is modern hotspot. Source: Giant snakes reported in Adams County and ...
View Franklin County, Pa. Covered Bridges in a larger map
→ 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 ...
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 ...
→ Celebrations set for Milton Hershey’s birthday - WPMT FOX43 Follow the link for two additional videos.
→ Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures book signing at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society - Lancaster Online Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases & Other Small Treasures: 1820-1920 on Amazon.com The German immigrants to ...
Visitors coming to Pennsylvania from outside the state often associate Pennsylvania Dutch culture with the Amish of Lancaster County, sometimes even assuming that the group is representative of all Pennsylvania ...
→ 'Be the Dinosaur' at Allentown's Da Vinci teaches kids about Cretaceous Period life - The Morning Call
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: Dutch star barns glitter in winter - Reading Eagle Winter is a good season to go barn star spotting in Alt Barricks (Berks County). If your'e interested in learning more ...
25th annual Pennsylvania Dutch festival came to the Reading Terminal Market - Philadelphia Business Journal Click here to see photos of the annual Philly event.
→ Virginville historic farm offers tour of ‘good, bad & ugly of wetland plant life’
→ Discover Lehigh County's log cabins - The Morning Call The tour will feature eight cabins including the oldest log house in Lehigh County: the Zuflucht Haus (Shelter House) in Emmaus, which ...
→ Historical society cranks out a special project on county mills The book will be published in March the book will: "documents the origin, chain of ownership, stories and ultimate fate of ...
→ What are the most endangered historic buildings in Lancaster County? | PennLive.com. If I had the money to fund a restoration I would probably choose the Stehman-Rohrer House in Manor Township, ...
→ PHOTOS 65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival Huge gallery of superb images from this year's festival by photographer Roxanne Richardson.
→ Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County properties open for tours - Lebanon Daily News
The Artist-in-Residence is a new program at the battlefield. McGraw said that artists have always gone to the battlefield to render their work, but that this is the first year ...
On the weathered railway platform of this faded sugar town, retired mechanic Pedro Ramon Prieto Napoles, 74, awaited the "Hershey train" and waxed nostalgic about the years the mill was ...
→ Vintage railroad again on track to bring prosperity to Pa. towns — NewsWorks Backers are hoping to have the full experience: The Colebrookedale Railroad Secret Valley Line in operation by ...
→ Haldeman: My love affair with the Amish » Opinion » The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, TX.
→ The Historian: Fences and the Antes Garden - berksmontnews.com
→ A wilting Pennsylvania Dutch tradition: ham and dandelion dinners - The Morning Call Best practice is to pick the greens before flowering for optimal flavor. Local Info: Ham & Dandelion Dinner, 4-7 p.m. ...
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 ...
View Northhampton County, Pa. Covered Bridge in a larger map
→ York County Heritage Trust looks to its future - The York Daily Record Plan D makes the most sense for the long term. Put everything under one roof in a "York ...
→ 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 ...
→ The 'Yankee' Thanksgiving was initially rejected by Pennsylvania Germans - Reading Eagle The Pennsylvania Dutch didn't start adopting the Yankee holiday of Thanksgiving until the early 20th century. They had ...
→ 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.
The 2015 Renaissance Faire began its 13-week season under sunny skies at its Mount Hope estate. The Mount Hope site near Manheim, Pa. features over 90 shows daily on open-air stages ...
→ Did forts once stand along the Blue Mountain in Berks County?
→ Lebanon's Snitz Creek Brewery brews "bologna beer" - Lebanon Daily News Check out all of their brews here.
→ Head of German center to speak in Ephrata on folk medicine - Reading Eagle This is a free lecture that will be given by Patrick Donmoyer at the Ephrata Public Library ...
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People may be skeptical, but exploring local historical sites can be a lot of fun. My children were among those skeptics when we headed out one Friday to visit the ...
→ Berks the bizarre: Charming Forge has long been associated with paranormal activity - Reading Eagle (click the first link in the search results to read the article)
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 ...
→ Learn more about the Historic Hellam Preserve All photos © visitpadutchcountry.com
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 ...
→ Roosevelt Tavern: A gourmet farm-to-table experience - FlipSidePA.com
→ 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 ...
→ Visitors to York County, Pa.: Don’t be like the British and let a town fool you - York Town Square
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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 ...
→ A Look Back in History: Baking Bread in the Bakeoven A detailed description of the traditional Friday baking done by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
It's been an exalted ingredient of Iranian cuisine since ancient times. It lends its distinctive hue and pungent flavor to Spanish paella, Afghani pulao, and the fragrant couscouses of Morocco. ...
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 ...
→ 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 ...
→ 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 ...
→ Boehm's Chapel to feature 'Pennsylvania German Gravestones: Art and History in Stone' - LancasterOnline Historic Boehm’s Chapel will host ‘Pennsylvania German Gravestones: Art and History in Stone’ presented by Michael ...
→ Digital Notebook: Easter Bunny is Making Tracks Peter Cottontail joins us for a two-hour adventure into the Secret Valley. Every child will receive a free gift from the Bunny himself. ...
VIDEO | Camp Security archaeological dig turns up items
Bethlehem Steel photographer Peter Treiber has work logged in Library of Congress
Berks County history lives in the Beidler House
‘Pa. Dutch Christmas Carol’ on a trolley is a joyous experience
Secrets of the Pennsylvania Capitol: 17 views that aren’t on any tour
VIDEO | Landis Valley Museum: America’s Heartland Series
Fight against Discover Channel’s exploitation of Lancaster Amish gains momentum
VIDEO | York, Pennsylvania: home of the first official Thanksgiving of the United States
The original “Faces of York County” by Lewis Miller
Eight Facts About Henry VIII: A historical primer for the PA Renaissance Faire
Fine crafts and original artwork featured at the Mennonite Heritage Center
Revisiting the 1906 dynamite disaster in Bausman’s Hollow
The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pennsylvania Dutch
PHOTOS | Hans Herr House – Willow Street, PA
Wacker Brewing Co. – An homage to Lancaster’s rich brewing heritage
14-mile Northwest Lancaster County River Trail nears finish line
The History of the Printings of the Martyr’s Mirror – Book Review
Friends of Hopewell Furnace celebrate “Bill of Rights Day”
Penn’s Treaty with the Indians by Edward Hicks
Lancaster Chamber Of Commerce Exploiting Culture More Then Violent reality Shot?
Paranormal Corner: The voice of Jennie Wade at Gettysburg?
Susquehannock Indian Antique Print
PHOTOS | Architecture of York – York County, PA – Vol. II
Easter Bunny, like the Belsnickel, owes American roots to the Pennsylvania Dutch
$1.1 million restoration gets started at Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge
Gettysburg visit brings laughter, tears
A Look Back in History: ‘The Granary of the American Revolution’ in the East Penn
15th Annual Phoenixville Blobfest is back where it all began
Adults need gap years too – break out and take a rumspringa
VIDEO | The Amish: Shunned, the price of cultural protection
Spring is coming: Octoraro Orphie makes his yearly pronouncement, defying Phil’s forecast
PHOTOS | Boiling Springs, PA
Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania – 1681
Pennsylvania Dutch Traditional Recipes for Pies and Pastries
VIDEO | Local tradition sends pork and sauerkraut sales soaring
Amish Mennonite Genealogy Tree
VIDEO | Hiwwe wie Driwwe Documentary
Dorney Park historic photos
Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing
Capital for a day during the Revolutionary War
Sigal Museum to host PA Dutch Pow-wow and music cultural talks
Giant snakes reported in Adams County and nearby: Monsters of Pennsylvania
Covered Bridges of Franklin County, PA Location Map
Don’t pull the plug on Harrisburg’s National Civil War Museum just yet
When fishermen fought over Susquehanna shad
VIDEO | Celebrations set for Milton Hershey’s 157th birthday
Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases and Other Small Treasures Book Signing
More Than Buggies & Hex Signs: Who Were The Schwenkfelders?
‘Be the Dinosaur’ at Allentown’s Da Vinci teaches kids about Cretaceous Period life
Pennsylvania Dutch star barns glitter in winter
VIDEO | 25th annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at the Reading Terminal Market
Dreibelbis historic farm offers Wetlands Species Walk
Discover Lehigh County’s log cabins by bus with The Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society
Cumberland County Historical Society to publish book on mills
View of the Susquehanna Above Columbia
What are the most endangered historic buildings in Lancaster County, PA ?
PHOTOS: 65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival
Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County properties open for tours
Gettysburg Artist-in-Residence brings Civil War to life through sculpture
Traces of Hershey’s model town live on in Cuba
Colebrookdale Vintage railroad again on track to bring prosperity to Pa. towns
Haldeman: My love affair with the Amish
The Historian: Fences and the Antes Garden
A wilting Pennsylvania Dutch tradition: ham and dandelion dinners
Recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie
Covered Bridges of Northampton County, PA Location Map
VIDEO | Joanna Furnace – Berks County, PA
York County Heritage Trust looks to its future
Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine: The real deal
Photo of the day for February 26, 2015
VIDEO | The Hershey’s Chocolate Factory Tour
The ‘Yankee’ Thanksgiving was initially rejected by Pennsylvania Dutch
What to see along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County
Photos: The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire kicked off its 2015 season Saturday
Did forts once stand along the Blue Mountain in Berks County?
VIDEO | Renfrew Museum & Park
Lebanon’s Snitz Creek Brewery brews “bologna beer”
Patrick Donmoyer to speak in Ephrata on Pennsylvania Dutch folk medicine
PHOTOS | Pennsylvania Dutch Gift Haus – Shartlesville, PA
VIDEO | The Civil War in Four Minutes: The Battle of Gettysburg
Family Fun Friday: Local Berks County history makes for fun family outing
Berks the bizarre: Charming Forge has long been associated with paranormal activity
PHOTOS |Historic Hellam Preserve – York County, PA
Folk artist Peter V. Fritsch was a beloved portrayer of Pennsylvania Dutch culture
Roosevelt Tavern: A gourmet farm-to-table experience
Lancaster County’s bilingual heritage: English sprechen?
Visitors to York County, Pa.: Don’t be like the British and let a town fool
VIDEO | Ask A PA Dutchman: Vegans
PHOTOS | Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association
Berks History Conference will explore Pennsylvania Dutch roots of county
Baking Bread in the Bakeoven
Saveur magazine highlights Lancaster County saffron
Washington sent Battle of Brandywine wounded to convalesce in Ephrata, PA
Who’s exploiting the Amish: Lancaster businesses or a TV show?
Pennsylvania State Museum show features vintage chairs
Boehm’s Chapel to feature ‘Pennsylvania German Gravestones: Art and History in Stone’
Historic 1852 Bird’s Eye View Map of York, PA
VIDEO | Haunted Lancaster 2013
VIDEO | Colebrookdale Railroad’s ‘Easter Bunny Express’