→ Haunted Hugh Moore Park coming later this month | lehighvalleylive.com This will be a family oriented Halloween attraction with much to do for children including a ride on the Josiah ...
→ Local paranormal investigative team, Berks Mont Project, invokes history to life You will find the team's website here.
→ Celebrate Harvest Time at Hopewell Furnace Sept. 13 - berksmontnews.com The day-long free event will feature the behind-the-scenes work and harvest activities of a 19th century “iron plantation.” Hopewell Furnace is ...
→ Scrapple Is One of the Crucial American Meats - Esquire. This guy is crazy about scrapple and not ashamed to write about it! The less you know about its making, the better ...
Sight & Sound Theatres Introduces Moses - YouTube Moses will premier on March 8, 2014 and will run for one year. More details at sight-sound.com.
→ 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 ...
Days of the week also used to have alternate names associated with domestic chores - Muundaag, for instance was Weschdaag (Wash-day), Dinschdaag, or Tuesday, was Biggeldaag (Ironing-day) and Sunndaag was ...
→ Exploring art, history and science during a day at the museum - Berksmontnews.com
→ 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, ...
→ What lies beneath York's old train station? - The York Daily Record Full scale digging will commence this summer. Owner would like to have property listed on the National Register of ...
→ Virginville historic farm offers tour of ‘good, bad & ugly of wetland plant life’
→ $1.1 million restoration gets started at Martin’s Mill Bridge - Waynesboro Record Herald
→ Colonial Fair and Muster better than pulling teeth - Herald Mail Media God bless modern dentistry! Looking for more things to do and see in Franklin County? Click here. video platformvideo managementvideo ...
Corn mazes can be found all over the U.S., but they started in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Don Frantz created the first maze, in the pattern of a dinosaur, at Lebanon Valley ...
→ 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 ...
Making chocolate in Hershey in the early 20th century - FlipSidePA.com
→ New Franklin County museum details battle following Gettysburg - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette You can find more posts relating to The Battle of Monterey Pass here. The museum is open year-round for group ...
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 ...
Attention Gettysburg, paranormal and Gettysburg paranormal buffs! There is a new book titled Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America's Most Famous Battlefield by authors Jack Roth and Patrick Burke ...
→ Annual walk shares Hanover's ghostly history - FlipSidePA.com One of the stops on the tour is the McAllister Inn. On June 27th of this year it was investigated by Lifting Spirits ...
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 ...
→ Photos: Tucker Exhibit at AACA - Lebanon Daily News The new Tucker exhibit will be the first permanent addition to the museum since it opened in 2003. Click here to see ...
→ 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, ...
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. ...
Set in Pennsylvania Dutch country near Lancaster, things in Williams’ novel get dark in a hurry. Following the solar storm, computer records fail; credit and debit cards as well as bank ...
The article mentions that some couples invite English friends to their weddings. That would certainly make for an interesting experience. But I'm sure a little drone wedding videography would be ...
→ Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer - LancasterOnline Cushing, 22, died during Pickett's Charge.
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→ 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: Himmelsbriefen were in most homes - Berks Mont News
ArtWalk, coming this weekend, is bigger than ever Exploring Lancaster's past at Rock Ford Plantation 'The stink bug whisperer': York County woman turns pests into art Lehigh Valley tourism: Who's visiting and what ...
→ Click here to see a map of locations for all of the covered bridges in Lancaster County, PA. All photos © visitpadutchcountry.com
→ Women re-enactors show a different side to Civil War history - AL.com There is a photo gallery accompanying this article.
→ $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 ...
Currently, more than 50,000 Lancaster County Amish can trace their lineage to just 80 ancestors, less than a tenth of what that number would be outside of the religious community ...
The Foundry opens: Woodfire grill is the only one of its kind in PA - Foundry co-owner Eric Hoover reported that there are no other grills like this one in Pennsylvania and ...
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→ Fundraising efforts moving full steam ahead for Colebrookedale Railroad - berksmontnews.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 ...
→The Amish: Shunned trailer: the price of cultural protection | FlickFilosopher.com.
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 ...
→ 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 ...
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→ 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)
→ Whoopie Pie: A brief history - WGAL What do see in your mind's eye upon hearing the words - whoopie pie? If your answer was two chocolate cake-like buns glued together with ...
"I'd like to accept this Chonny™ for Best Laid Pipe on behalf of plumbers everywhere, without whom the Brad Pitts and Gwyneth Paltrows of the world would be left wallow in ...
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 ...
→ Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides - Evening Sun. Learn more about Gettysburg Fest here.
→ 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 ...
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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 ...
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," ...
Futzer - someone always moving, always getting into something or building something.
→ 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 ...
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. ...
→ Caboose ride between Boyertown and Pottstown brings hopes of local railroad tourism | NEWS.
View Northhampton County, Pa. Covered Bridge in a larger map
With the hot summer months upon us your going to want to visit the Cave Hill Park & Nature Preserve in Carlisle, PA. Cool off in the 52° cave located on directly ...
The Central National Bank building in downtown Columbia, PA. Photo © visitpadutchcountry.com.
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 ...
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 ...
An Insider's Guide to old general stores in the Lehigh Valley. Source: Pictures - Old General Stores of the Lehigh Valley - The Morning Call
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 ...
→ 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.
→ 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 ...
→ How Mahlon Haines grew his shoe business - LancasterOnline
→ Mountain Folklore: Finding Mountain Mary's grave | Reading Eagle → Or try first link of search results to read the article.
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
→ Group tries to preserve Pennsylvania Dutch historyon shoestring budget - mcall.com The Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society's current project is the preservation of the Schubert - Graber Log Cabin in Lehigh County's ...
Police at first labeled the murder as nothing more than the outcome of yet another “hillbilly mountain feud.” In Mummey’s case, though, there was something more sinister. Local lore had cast ...
→ The Historian: Butchering Day on the Farm - Berks Mont News Back when keeping pigs was common among farm and village dwellers alike, butchering day was an important event for the ...
→ Pennsylvania folkways: Prolific white cucumber makes a comeback - Reading Eagle Learn about the Landis White Cucumber, an heirloom variety recently unearthed from Dr. Weaver's Roughwood seed collection and now being grown in ...
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→ 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 ...
→ Capsule reviews of three recent mystery titles - Books - The Boston Globe Is the author referencing the The Hochstetler Massacre with the opening chapters of this book? Certainly seems so ...
A World Class Automotive Experience with Cars - Buses - Motorcycles & More! Cruise through time as you travel through various exhibitions from the 1900s-1970s! A proud affiliate of the ...
→ 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 ...
Adams County American Civil War Museum Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during ...
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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 ...
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 ...
→ 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 ...
→ Renovations planned at Waynesboro Theatre - Chambersburg Public Opinion Always good to see people investing in small town down towns.
→ Pennsylvania State Police museum in Hershey to expand - PennLive.com Museum will gain 6000 square feet through expansion of existing facility. Be sure to look at Things To Do In ...
→ ‘Life in the Midst of War’ - The Shippensburg News-Chronicle Civil War artist's work will be exhibited in the Council for the Arts of Chambersburg gallery starting June 20, 2014.
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 ...
“Dutch Treats” contains more than 100 recipes from the 25 counties that form the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, replete with the history of each dish, its Pennsylvania German and ...
→ Contemporary artists find resonance in old folk tradition — NewsWorks
Tom Speaker uses family history to tell story about Pennsylvania Dutch and immigration. Source: Author’s genealogy study leads to novel Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch: A family saga of emigration from Germany ...
→ Festive post-pub noshtastic neckfiller: HEARTY HOG MAW - The Register Hogmaw is a dish with ancient origins in southwest Germany and Alsace that was brought over with the 18th century German immigrants ...
Fans of the Amish "bodice ripper" novels should like 'Love Finds You in Charm' starring Danielle Churchran as Emma Miller a beautiful, young Amish woman, who seemingly has it all. Looking ...
Haunted Hugh Moore Park coming later this month
Berks Mont Project paranormal investigative team invokes history to life
Celebrate Harvest Time at Hopewell Furnace Historic Site on September 13
Scrapple Is One of the Crucial American Meats
VIDEO | Sight & Sound Theatres Introduces Moses
Revisiting the 1906 dynamite disaster in Bausman’s Hollow
The Pennsylvania Dutch calendar once held a prominent place in the home
Exploring art, history and science during a day at the Reading Public Museum
Attendees explore the past at Berks Heritage Center’s annual Step Back In Time Day
What lies beneath York’s old train station?
Dreibelbis historic farm offers Wetlands Species Walk
$1.1 million restoration gets started at Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge
VIDEO | Conococheague Institute’s Colonial Fair and Muster better than pulling teeth
Corn mazes were born in Pennsylvania
VIDEO | Watch the first Codorus Eagle Hatch
Historic 1852 Bird’s Eye View Map of York, PA
Lancaster County’s bilingual heritage: English sprechen?
Making chocolate in Hershey in the early 20th century [VIDEO]
New Franklin County museum details Battle of Monterey Pass
Barn Expo event in Lower Macungie sows knowledge
Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America’s Most Famous Battlefield
EVENT | Annual walk shares Hanover’s ghostly history
Traditional Lehigh County Pennsylvania Dutch Scrapple Recipe
Photos: Tucker Exhibit at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
Wyomissing Public Library free lecture, “Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts – The Love of Color”
Der Belsnickel Suite, a symphonic work by Dave Kline performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra
‘When the English Fall’ imagines Lancaster County Amish as survivors of dystopian disaster
Inside a modern Amish wedding
Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing
VIDEO | Amish Reality by Megan Yoder
VIDEO | OGO Ball at Ski Roundtop
The latest on York’s Brockie mansion
The Historian: Himmelsbriefen were in most homes
VIDEO | Haunted Lancaster 2013
Local Links | April 29, 2015
PHOTOS | Siegrist’s Mill Covered Bridge – Lancaster County, PA
Women re-enactors show a different side to Civil War history
VIDEO | $4 million whitewater playboating park below Holtwood Dam tested, about to open to
Genetic disease takes toll on Lancaster County’s Amish
Local Links | May 5, 2015
PHOTOS | Ephrata Cloister
Fundraising efforts moving full steam ahead for Colebrookedale Railroad
Spring is coming: Octoraro Orphie makes his yearly pronouncement, defying Phil’s forecast
VIDEO | The Amish: Shunned, the price of cultural protection
How rocks shaped Gettysburg and other Civil War battles
Pennsylvania-German Zammelaaf honors local culture
PHOTOS | Strasburg Scooters Covered Bridge Tour
Berks the bizarre: Charming Forge has long been associated with paranormal activity
Photos from the 2014 Whoopie Pie Festival at the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
VIDEO | Ask A PA Dutchman: Mani Cams
PA German Hex Symbols: Their History and The Art of Rebecca Ross
Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides
With new owners, Haines Shoe House becomes bakery & treat shop
PHOTOS | Architecture of York – York County, PA – Vol. II
More “talkin’ Dutch” stories from readers
The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania by Gregory D. Huber
Gettysburg gears up for 151st anniversary event
Saveur magazine highlights Lancaster County saffron
Caboose ride between Boyertown and Pottstown brings hopes of local railroad tourism
Covered Bridges of Northampton County, PA Location Map
Cave Hill Park & Nature Preserve in Carlisle, PA
Photo of the day for January 15, 2015
Easton’s Josiah White ll canal boat dinner cruises offer a taste of history
Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania – 1681
Photos: Old General Stores of the Lehigh Valley
VIDEO | Ask A PA Dutchman – Fall Holidays
The History of the Printings of the Martyr’s Mirror – Book Review
Lucky pork and sauerkraut recipes to make for New Year’s Day
VIDEO | The Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch – Don Yoder
How Mahlon Haines grew his shoe business
Mountain Folklore: Finding Mountain Mary’s grave
Catharine Eberth: Healing a family tradition, from mother to daughter
Hivel und Dahl tries to preserve Pennsylvania Dutch history on shoestring budget
‘Witch’ murdered in Pennsylvania Dutch country over hex
The Historian: Butchering Day on the Farm
Pennsylvania folkways: Prolific white cucumber makes a comeback
VIDEO | The Amish – American Experience on PBS
Fight against Discover Channel’s exploitation of Lancaster Amish gains momentum
Capsule review: The Dead Will Tell by Kate Burkholder
PHOTOS | Antique Automobile Club of America Museum – Hershey
Pennsylvania Dutch star barns glitter in winter
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Historical Attractions
Hersheypark – SooperDooperLooper Roller Coaster POV
AUDIO | Heffenstreger’s Dutch Band: The Swingin’ Pennsylvania Dutch
PHOTOS | Hans Herr House – Willow Street, PA
Photos: The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire kicked off its 2015 season Saturday
Belsnickel: A slightly terrifying Pennsylvania Dutch tradition
Pennsylvania Dutch & Black Walnuts: History and Lore
Renovations planned at Waynesboro Theatre
Pennsylvania State Police museum in Hershey to expand
‘Life in the Midst of War’- The Civil War Colored Pencil Paintings of Amy Lindenberger
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Covered Bridges Vintage Postcards
Pennsylvania Dutch Traditional Recipes for Pies and Pastries
Local Links | May 8, 2015
Cocalico Corner: ‘Dutch Treats: Heirloom Recipes from Farmhouse Kitchens by William Woys Weaver
Contemporary artists find resonance in old folk tradition
Author’s genealogy study leads to novel: Here Come the Pennsylvania Dutch by Thomas B. Speaker
How to make Hogmaw (G’fillte Seimawe)
VIDEO | Love Finds You In Charm starring Danielle Churchran