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!
The Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, affectionately known as the Ma & Pa, connected Baltimore and York on a narrow-gauge line that traced a meandering, scenic 77-mile route. In the days ...
→ Civil War museum opens Oct. 18 at Monterey Pass - Chambersburg Public Opinion
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 ...
Lisa Minardi curates new Winterthur exhibition ‘A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of Everyday Life’
→ UD alumna, doctoral student curates new Winterthur exhibition I'm glad they included this in the article: She notes that, contrary to what many people believe, Pennsylvania Germans lived in urban as ...
→ With new owners, Haines Shoe House becomes bakery & treat shop - The York Daily Record This is great news! I grew up within walking distance of the Haines Show ...
View Lehigh County Covered Bridges in a larger map
→ 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 ...
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 ...
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→ A Typical Tale | From the archives: ‘Hexerai’ in Berks County - Lebanon Daily Times
Some were "buckwheat Dutch," so poor they rarely ate meat and got by on "hairy" dumplings, made with shredded potatoes that stuck out when the dumplings were boiled.
→ 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 ...
Just one of the many architectural gems in downtown York, PA. © visitpadutchcountry.com
→ 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 ...
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 ...
→ 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 ...
Among the iconic craftsman that have always made up our Colonial ethnic natives of the Pennsylvania people, have been the historic tradesmen that have been long remembered for their craftsmanship... Source: ...
* 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 ...
→ Secrets of the Pennsylvania Capitol: 17 views that aren't on any tour - PennLive.com
→ Religious groups call for an end to 'Amish Mafia' | PennLive.com
→ Lower Nazareth Township woman's stuffed pig stomach on Cooking Channel - themorningcall.com When presented with the idea of eating a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dish made with a stuffed pig's stomach ...
→ History-hungry crowd converges on Union Canal Tunnel Park for 25th annual Union Canal Days - Lebanon Daily News
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 ...
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 ...
→ Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia: Selling the cellblock | WEEKEND.
→ The Historian: Himmelsbriefen were in most homes - Berks Mont News
For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, this is the story of that barn and many others in Southeastern Pennsylvania, or, specifically, "the hearth," ...
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→ Pennsylvania Dutch goes gourmet with classy makeovers by high-end chefs - Morning Call The "New Pennsylvania DutchCuisine" is on the rise, taking authentic traditional PA Dutch classics and updating them: Shoofly pie ...
Dennis Hughes to give “Amish in Focus: Photos and Stories” lecture at Elizabeth College, March 12 2015
Lecture -"Amish in Focus: Photos and Stories" Professional photographer Dennis Hughes of East Petersburg, Pa., has been taking pictures of the Amish and other Plain groups since 1986. His 18,000 wide-ranging ...
→ "The Amish" on American Experience airs Tuesday, January 28th at 7 pm | KENW.
In celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Harris-Cameron Mansion, the Historical Society of Dauphin County presents Founders’ Day, an outdoor festival commemorating the frontier era in which John Harris, ...
→ Lebanon's Snitz Creek Brewery brews "bologna beer" - Lebanon Daily News Check out all of their brews here.
Of the 29 existing covered bridges in Lancaster County Hunsecker's Mill is the longest with a 180' span that extends over the Conestoga River, connecting Upper Leacock and Manheim townships. Located ...
→ Caboose ride between Boyertown and Pottstown brings hopes of local railroad tourism | NEWS.
→ 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. ...
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 ...
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.
→ Manheim group plans renovation of 18th-century log house - LancasterOnline 18th century log home will be used for period demonstrations, exhibits and special events.
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This is the Stiegel House, built in 1757, the year before German immigrant Alexander Schaeffer laid out his town. It was inhabited, at one time, by the famous glassmaker and ...
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 ...
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→ Plans shaping up for new Haunted Mill - The York Daily Record
As devout a Christian people as the Quakers were, they did not express their religious belief as dynamically as the Pennsylvania Dutch/Germans, whose American Folk Art spilled over from the ...
→ Easton Heritage Day draws thousands celebrating city's history, resurgence | lehighvalleylive.com
→ 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 ...
→ Pennsylvania's real hex magic - The York Daily Record Along with the government's efforts - via the school system - to eradicate the use of Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch dialect there was also a campaign undertaken ...
UPDATE: You can see pictures from Aug. 23, 2014 canal cruise here. → Easton's canal boat dinner cruises offer a taste of history - Morning Call The dinner cruises on the Lehigh ...
→ When The Cause Was Glorious: The Fields Of Gettysburg And The Nature Of Philanthropy Thoughtful piece on the continuing effect the Battle of Gettysburg has on American society and the ...
→ PHOTOS: South Mountain Fair - The Evening Sun
→ The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pa. Germans - berksmontnews.com Read this article for a concise introduction to the basics of Fraktur.
→ Throwback Thursday: Remember Dutch Pantry Restaurants, the hex signs and apple fritters? | PennLive.com.
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 ...
With the biggest weekend of the prize-money coyote-hunting contests approaching Feb. 19-21, the buzz in the Pennsylvania outdoor world is all coyote. But, some of the common knowledge about coyotes ...
An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, following Old Order Amish couple Miriam and David and their family, and capturing the reason why this family decided to open ...
Source: PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
→ York Common Cents | The latest on Brockie mansion This house would make an amazing bed & breakfast. Go here for photos of the historic Brockie Mansion.
→ The Historian: Clover, Part I - Berks-Mont News → The Historian: Clover, Part II - Berks-Mont News
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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 ...
→ Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel? Santa Klaus is exhausted. Perhaps it's time for him to share the burden and ask for some help. Christmas isn't ...
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 ...
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 ...
→ Escapes: Living the cloistered life in Ephrata, Pa. - The Washington Post.
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 ...
→ 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 ...
Bethlehem history groups launch 'Steeples and Steel' tours | lehighvalleylive.com
Thousands of locals come together every summer for the Hanover Dutch Festival to relish in the town's history and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. Source: Hanover Dutch Festival offers new attractions - FlipSidePA.com
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 ...
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 ...
→ Buggy around Lancaster County - Philly.com A few ideas for a fun family trip to Lancaster County.
Fine linen was made from homegrown Pennsylvania hemp. The Pennsylvania Dutch are said to have grown some of the best hemp in the world and produced the finest hemp linen. ...
→ Pennsbury Manor prepping for festive Holly Nights celebration - Bucks County Courier Times Experience the enchantment of Pennsbury Manor by candlelight. Enjoy crackling bonfires, carolers, candlelit tours of the Manor ...
→ The fight to legalize industrial hemp - WPMT FOX43
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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 ...
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 ...
→ Lucky pork and sauerkraut recipes to make for New Year's Day - PennLive.com Follow the link for three recipes that will help bring secure your fortune for 2015.
This was the last wooden covered bridge (prior ones were destroyed in 1832 and 1863) to connect Columbia and Wrightsville, it was replaced by a steel-truss bridge that would last until being ...
→ 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 ...
The most ambitious option the York County Heritage Trust is considering for its future has some development leaders excited, but they'll have to wait at least until early June to ...
→ About 400 celebrate their Pennsylvania Dutch roots at annual Berks County event | Reading Eagle
→ A touch of Lancaster in Doylestown Township - Bucks County Courier Time More info on Sandy Ridge Farm's Amish Market.
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 ...
→ Bygone Days: ‘A People and a Land’: A preview of a series Attention local history buffs: Jeff Wood will be presenting a seven week series of presentations pertaining to the ...
→ Bulletin board: Wyomissing Public Library sets series of free speeches - Reading Eagle Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: "Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts - The Love of Color" with Pat and Arlan Christ, ...
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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 ...
About 70 people gathered Sunday at the Lower Macungie Community Center and Schantz Barn for the Lower Macungie Barn Expo hosted by the township Histo Source: Barn event in Lower Macungie ...
PHOTOS| Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village – Muddy Creek Forks, PA
Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum opens Oct. 18
Authors of ‘The Royers of Renfrew’ to speak in Chambersburg
Lisa Minardi curates new Winterthur exhibition ‘A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of
With new owners, Haines Shoe House becomes bakery & treat shop
Covered Bridges of Lehigh County, PA Location Map
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Belsnickel brings light and darkness
How rocks shaped Gettysburg and other Civil War battles
PHOTOS | Eternal Light Peace Memorial – Gettysburg National Military Park
A Typical Tale | From the archives: ‘Hexerai’ in Berks County
Buckwheat Dutch – definition
Gettysburg gears up for 151st anniversary event
Billmeyer Mansion, built in 1863 – York, PA
Boehm’s Chapel to feature ‘Pennsylvania German Gravestones: Art and History in Stone’
A Look Back in History: When wheat was king in the Oley Valley
Fine crafts and original artwork featured at the Mennonite Heritage Center
The Butcher, Baker, and Candlestick Maker: Our Kutztown Folk Festival Craftsman
Pennsylvania German Fersommling: “Dee Huffa Karrich Ruh Blotz”
Secrets of the Pennsylvania Capitol: 17 views that aren’t on any tour
Religious groups call for an end to ‘Amish Mafia’
VIDEO | Lower Nazareth Township woman’s stuffed pig stomach on ‘My Grandmother’s Ravioli”
History-hungry crowd converges on Union Canal Tunnel Park for 25th annual Union Canal Days
Local Links | May 8, 2015
Berks History Conference will explore Pennsylvania Dutch roots of county
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia: Selling the cellblock
The Historian: Himmelsbriefen were in most homes
The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania by Gregory D. Huber
PHOTOS | Architecture of York – York County, PA – Vol. II
PHOTOS | Barns & Farms of Berks County, PA
Pennsylvania Dutch goes gourmet with classy makeovers by high-end chefs
Dennis Hughes to give “Amish in Focus: Photos and Stories” lecture at Elizabeth College, March
“The Amish” on American Experience airs Tuesday, January 28th at 7 pm
Harris-Cameron Mansion Founder’s Day festival includes re-enactments, tours
VIDEO | Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania – Grundsaudaag in Pennsylvaani (2015)
Lebanon’s Snitz Creek Brewery brews “bologna beer”
Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge – Pictures and Location Map
Caboose ride between Boyertown and Pottstown brings hopes of local railroad tourism
VIDEO | Hiwwe wie Driwwe Documentary
VIDEO | Colebrookdale Railroad’s ‘Easter Bunny Express’
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Vintage Postcards
The culinary gift of cooking Pennsylvania Deutch
VIDEO | 76th Berks County Versommling – 2015
Manheim group plans renovation of 18th-century log house
PHOTOS | Barns & Farms of Lancaster County, PA
Group looks to restore Schaefferstown’s Stiegel House
A Look Back in History: Those other baked goods of the Dutch Country
PHOTOS | Devil’s Den – Gettysburg, PA
Plans shaping up for new Haunted Mill
VIDEO| Origin of the “Belsnickel” In Under A Minute
Relaying religious messages to early Pennsylvania Dutch frontiersmen
VIDEO | 37th annual Easton Heritage Day draws thousands
Vintage photos from new book, ‘Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River’
VIDEO | The Amish Village Tour – Lancaster, PA
Pennsylvania’s real hex magic
Easton’s Josiah White ll canal boat dinner cruises offer a taste of history
When The Cause Was Glorious: The Fields Of Gettysburg And The Nature Of Philanthropy
PHOTOS: South Mountain Fair
The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pennsylvania Dutch
Throwback Thursday: Remember Dutch Pantry Restaurants, the hex signs and apple fritters?
VIDEO | Uncovering the Underground Railroad in Adams County with Author Cooper Wingert
11 things you don’t know about coyotes in Pennsylvania
VIDEO | Amish: A Secret Life
PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
The latest on York’s Brockie mansion
The Historian: Clover, Part I & II
Amish Mennonite Genealogy Tree
PHOTOS | York County Agricultural & Industrial Museum
PHOTOS | White Cliffs of Conoy – Lancaster County, PA
VIDEO | Joanna Furnace – Berks County, PA
Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?
Meet Belsnickel, the Counter Claus
AUDIO| “As I was saying…” Pennsylvania Dutch Humor by Professor Schnitzel
The History of the Printings of the Martyr’s Mirror – Book Review
Escapes: Living the cloistered life in Ephrata, PA
Milton Hershey’s High Point Mansion Faux Vintage Postcard
Charter Day at Weiser and Boone homesteads, they’re remaking history
Bethlehem history groups launch ‘Steeples and Steel’ tours
Hanover Dutch Festival offers new attractions
Oscar the Groundhog’s predicts more winter, plowable snow in February
Buggy around Lancaster County
Ten facts about Pennsylvania’s hemp history
Pennsbury Manor prepping for festive Holly Nights celebration
VIDEO | The fight to legalize industrial hemp in Pennsylvania
AUDIO | Heffenstreger’s Dutch Band: The Swingin’ Pennsylvania Dutch
Donmoyer will give lecture on hex signs to Pinegrove Historical Society
PHOTOS | Pennsylvania Dutch Folkways & Traditions
Lucky pork and sauerkraut recipes to make for New Year’s Day
Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge Destroyed by Hurricane September 29, 1896
The Amish Are Looking for a New Home
York County Heritage Trust nears decision on possibility of downtown ‘history campus’
About 400 celebrate their Pennsylvania Dutch roots at annual Berks County Fersommling
VIDEO | Ask A PA Dutchman – Fall Holidays
The Amish Market at Sandy Ridge Farm: A touch of Lancaster in Doylestown Township
PHOTOS | Harley Davidson Tour Center – York, PA
‘A People and a Land’: A preview of a lecture series on Cumberland County history
Wyomissing Public Library free lecture, “Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts – The Love of Color”
PHOTOS | Forry’s Mill Covered Bridge
Gettysburg Artist-in-Residence brings Civil War to life through sculpture
Barn Expo event in Lower Macungie sows knowledge