→ The Story Behind That Replica Statue Of Liberty In The Susquehanna River - Onward State
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 ...
→ Need a new buggy? Check out Schrock's - Times Reporter This article describes an Ohio based manufacturer of buggies.
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 ...
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 ...
→ Stories and legends at Landis Valley Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 - LancasterOnline Mennonite preacher Benjamin Landis will be portrayed as part of a day of storytelling at the museum. Below ...
→ $4 million whitewater playboating park below Holtwood Dam tested, about to open to public - LancasterOnline This will be a great draw for the area - as were the existing features ...
→ Historic Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders - abc27 WHTM abc27 WHTM 2014 Rates Car & Standard Size Pickup Truck: $8.00 (includes driver) Extended Length Vehicle (Over 19 Feet): $9.00 (includes driver) Motorcycle: $7.00 ...
→ Design Intervention: Filling the farmyard - LancasterOnline A short examination of the many types of outbuildings that would've been found on a typical Pennsylvania Dutch family farm.
→ Crayola Experience in Easton: Attractions you shouldn't miss | lehighvalleylive.com
In the Belsnickel's world, Christmas shouldn't be so enjoyable for the naughty kids. He comes at night, dressed in dirty furs, face blackened with charcoal. He has one purpose: To ...
Today, about 136 Mennonite Plain Dutch families call the Kutztown area home, an increase of almost 40% in the last 15 years with meetinghouses being filled in Kutztown and Fleetwood ...
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 ...
→ Before Thanksgiving there was Harvest Home - Reading Eagle De Ern Karrich was a tradition that focused on helping the needy in the community while giving thanks for the bounty of ...
Factory 449’s ‘The Amish Project’: A one-woman show about a community tragedy - The Washington Post. The play was written by Jessica Dickey who describes it as a “fictional exploration” based on fact. ...
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 ...
→ A Look Back in History: Baking Bread in the Bakeoven A detailed description of the traditional Friday baking done by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
→ Attendees take a ‘Step Back in Time’ at Berks Heritage Center The Heritage Center is open from May 1 through the last Sunday in October. The hours are Tuesday-Saturday, ...
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→ The 2015 Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar - Der Pennsylvannisch Deitsch Kalenner Subtitled “Where Have All the Outhouses Gone?” (Wu sinn all die Briwwe gange?), this 13-month Pennsylvania Dutch calendar features an old ...
→ 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 ...
The realities of running a business responsible for softening stance to many technologies. Most Amish teens now have cell phones. Source: Cell phones, computers more and more part of Lancaster County ...
The old stone house near the park office is known as the Landis House, named for the last owner before it was acquired by the Commonwealth as part of Susquehannock ...
→ Thousands attend Pumpkin Festival at Renfrew Park - Herald Mail Media Seeing the medieval pumpkin launcher is reason enough to attend this yearly festival in Waynesboro.
→ Manheim group plans renovation of 18th-century log house - LancasterOnline 18th century log home will be used for period demonstrations, exhibits and special events.
Prodigy pianist to perform Nov. 9 in Waynesboro - Herald Mail Media: Pennsylvania
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People in the area will have the chance to improve their health by getting in touch with the eating habits of their ancestors thanks to a grant that Renfrew Museum ...
→ “Days of the Belsnickel” Lunch Tour Pennsylvania at the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum Start with a video, then take a guided tour through the village, decked out Pennsylvania ...
PA German Hex Symbols: Their History and The Art of Rebecca Ross Rebecca has been a Berks County artist for the past 21 years. Much of her artwork of the past ...
Black healing salve is a natural remedy, used since the oldest of times, by people belonging to the Amish community. Today, this ointment has become quite popular, being used not ...
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→ What is an authentic fasnacht and how many calories do they contain? - PennLive.com Here's a list of some locations where you can purchase fasnachts (fastnacht, fassenacht ). In one of ...
→ Video: Hanover Fire Museum preserves history, plans for future - Evening Sun
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 ...
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 ...
→ The Historian: Black Walnuts: History and Lore - Macomb Daily According to Pennsylvania Deitsch folk lore, if you've got a black walnut tree that refuses to start bearing it's green, ball-like ...
→ Pennsylvania German folk art discussion set for March 13 - Bucks County Courier Times
→ Germans in Colonial Pennsylvania - YouTube
The holiday custom of Nei Yaahr Winsching (New Year Wishing) was brought over from the Pfaltz area of Rhineland, Germany by our forebears many generations ago. Sadly, the custom died ...
via Lancastrians Against Amish Exploitation
Der Belsnickel Suite, a symphonic work by Dave Kline performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra
In my mind's eye, the fanciful events depicted in Der Belsnickel Suite portray two special days on a family farm in a rustic and sturdy home built from field stone. ...
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 ...
→ Easton Heritage Day draws thousands celebrating city's history, resurgence | lehighvalleylive.com
Yes! Kick Santa to the curb and turn Belsknickel loose upon the land. For more 'Ask A PA Dutchman' episodes and Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch language videos check out Doulgas Madenford's YouTube channel.
→ A touch of Lancaster in Doylestown Township - Bucks County Courier Time More info on Sandy Ridge Farm's Amish Market.
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 ...
→ The Historian: Clover, Part I - Berks-Mont News → The Historian: Clover, Part II - Berks-Mont News
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.
Approximately one quarter of the soldiers fighting for the British during the Revolutionary War were hired German soldiers, often called Hessiansbecause many of them hailed from the German state of Hesse-Kassel. ...
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 ...
→ Entrepreneurial spirit drives growth of tiny Emma's Gourmet Popcorn - LancasterOnline Place your orders at emmaspopcorn.com.
Members of the Rehmeyer and Blymire families said the "Hex Hollow" film showed an accurate portrayal of the Hex Murder. Source: 'Hex Hollow' film: Reactions from the families
Brick-end barns are a phenomenon in south central Pennsylvania and nearly unheard of elsewhere. The designs are more than mere fancy; they served the purpose of ventilating the barn's second ...
→ 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 ...
While eateries like the ones mentioned in the article have become incredibly popular it should be noted that truly authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking bears little resemblance to what you'll find at places ...
→ 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, ...
VIDEO | Horse-drawn buggies, bonnets and beards: Glimpse inside another America with an intimate view of Amish life
→ Horse-drawn buggies, bonnets and beards: Glimpse inside another America with an intimate view of Amish life | Mail Online. Shooting primarily with telephoto lenses, photographer Robert Weingarten (Vineyard) spent four years ...
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 ...
→ Steam into History Northern Central Railway York 17 to Hanover Junction - YouTube
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
Living among both the Amish people of Lancaster County and newer (1949) Colony of Old Order Mennonite Plain People at Kutztown, Berks County, many have admired their “humility” and willingness ...
→ 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 ...
→ 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.
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Ancient caverns, speakeasies, the underground railroad, ghosts, and beer. What's not to like about Mount Joy's Bube's (pronounced boobεhs) Brewery. They do ghost tours too. Interested in Lancaster County paranormal? You ...
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 ...
→ Getting to know Lancaster's Amish: Not far by car - PennLive.com The V.I.P. tours run by The Amish Experience will give you a snapshot of life as lived by the Lancaster ...
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: ...
→ Lenten tradition of fasnachts morphs - seattlepi.com.
According to the article coriander is used in the eastern counties (Berks, Lehigh and Northampton) of the Deitscherei whereas in the more westerly counties, like Lancaster and York, sage is the ...
→ Rich Amish Lured Into Florida Land Investment Scheme - Businessweek
→ Religious groups call for an end to 'Amish Mafia' | PennLive.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 ...
→ Organic dairy in Paradise is a breed apart - LancasterOnline The 40 strong purebred Dutch Belted herd that produces the milk for Amish-owned Dutch Meadows Organic Dairy thrive on the 100% grass-based ...
→ Smart Talk: Amish being exploited on TV? | witf.org
→ Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork - Pocono Record.com
→ PHOTOS 65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival Huge gallery of superb images from this year's festival by photographer Roxanne Richardson.
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 | ...
Both Schweitzer and standard barns in the region are frequently found with a practical large earthen bank at its rear, which allowed wagons carrying sheaves of grain or loads of ...
→ The Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch Webcast | Library of Congress The Pennsylvania Dutch culture, which is now over three centuries old and still evolving, is an American hybrid ...
→ This and That — The history of Santa Claus - Delphos Herald Belsnickel came from Pelz Nichol, stemming from St. Nicholas and the December 6th gift giving holiday. Kris Kringle ...
→ 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 ...
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The black healing salve that Amish people have used for centuries to treat almost any
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PA Dutch tradition of Nei Yaahr Winsching continues
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Der Belsnickel Suite, a symphonic work by Dave Kline performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra
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York County Heritage Trust nears decision on possibility of downtown ‘history campus’
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Barn Expo event in Lower Macungie sows knowledge
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Hessians were encouraged to settle with German Americans
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Wyomissing Public Library free lecture, “Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts – The Love of Color”
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Lenten tradition of fasnachts morphs
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The ‘Yankee’ Thanksgiving was initially rejected by Pennsylvania Dutch