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 Bible into all their furniture and household belongings, as well. These Rhineland immigrants who feared being chastised for their religious beliefs in Europe by rival Kings and noblemen were for the first time in their lives free to practice whatever faith they chose without incrimination to them and their families in America. Thus, the folk art symbols, which they were not able to demonstrate without calling attention to their personal belief in a deity, were now free to be expressed in the New World under William Penn, one of the first proprietors to believe in Freedom of Religion.
UPDATE: You can find the full PA Books episode featuring Corinne and Russell Earnest discussing their book 'The Heart of Taufschein' here. → March 9, PA Books: “The Heart of the Taufschein” ...
→ Contemporary artists find resonance in old folk tradition — NewsWorks
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 ...
→ The Historian: Fraktur, the folk art of the Pa. Germans - berksmontnews.com Read this article for a concise introduction to the basics of Fraktur.
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 ...
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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 ...
→ The Historian: Himmelsbriefen were in most homes - Berks Mont News
→ 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 ...
Framing Fraktur The Free Library of Philadelphia mounts two exhibitions. Quill & Brush: Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Material Culture will feature original fraktur works along with Pennsylvania German artifacts, manuscripts, and ...
→ Philadelphia museum showcasing iconic folk art - Chadds Ford Live The exhibition encompasses the period from 1750 to around 1850 and includes works by many of the finest and best ...
Originally produced in 1998 for PBS, this documentary traces the arrival of the PA Dutch in America, along with their visual culture. Synopsis: Explores the handicrafts and traditional arts of the "Pennsylvania ...
→ Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork - Pocono Record.com
→ Pennsylvania German folk art discussion set for March 13 - Bucks County Courier Times
A fraktur by Daniel Peterman sold recently at Wehrly's Auction in Codorus Township for $9,680, according to Scott Wehrly. Source: York County fraktur fetches nearly $10,000 at auction - The York ...
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