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 the ritual tradition of over three centuries of Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture. Pennsylvania’s tradition of ritual healing, known as powwow (or Braucherei in the language of the Pennsylvania Dutch), is one of many folk healing systems in North America that blends elements of religion and belief with health and healing. Combining a diverse array of Christian prayers, gestures, and the use of everyday objects, these rituals are used for healing the body, protection from physical and spiritual harm, and ensuring good outcomes in everyday affairs
Source: “Powwowing in Pennsylvania: healing rituals of the dutch country” — Glencairn Museum
Here’s a link to the PDF version: Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country
→ The secret healers: Old tradition of powwowquietly survives in some corners of Berks County
The 200-year-old practice has been a mystery for many in Pennsylvania.
→ Unraveling the hidden meaning of hex signs | WGAL
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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 ...
→ Mike Argento: Hex murder victim's granddaughter carries on powwow legacy - The York Daily Record
Although the blame for Rehmeyer's death ultimate rests on the souls of the three men ...
Police at first labeled the murder as nothing more than the outcome of yet another “hillbilly mountain feud.”
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Source: 'Hex Hollow' film: Reactions from the families
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→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow - Reading Eagle
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→ 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 ...
→ 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 ...
→ Mountain Folklore: Finding Mountain Mary's grave | Reading Eagle
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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
Old tradition of powwow quietly survives in Berks County
VIDEO | Unraveling the hidden meaning of hex signs
Sigal Museum to host PA Dutch Pow-wow and music cultural talks
History columnist Richard L.T. Orth releases book ‘Folk Religion of PA Dutch’
A witness to the York County Hex murder passes
Keeping the Pennsylvania Dutch language alive – and thriving
Hex murder victim’s granddaughter carries on powwow legacy
‘Witch’ murdered in Pennsylvania Dutch country over hex
VIDEO | ‘Hex Hollow’ documentary to hit screen in York, Pa.
‘Hex Hollow’ film: Reactions from the families
Pennsylvania folkways: Prolific white cucumber makes a comeback
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow
Celebrate Pennsylvania Dutch impact across country at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Pennsylvania’s real hex magic
Patrick Donmoyer to speak in Ephrata on Pennsylvania Dutch folk medicine
Mountain Folklore: Finding Mountain Mary’s grave
Catharine Eberth: Healing a family tradition, from mother to daughter