→ 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 ...
→ Wooden dioramas showing Pa. German life displayed in Schaefferstown - Lebanon Daily News
→ Plans shaping up for new Haunted Mill - The York Daily Record
→ The Historian: Clover, Part I - Berks-Mont News → The Historian: Clover, Part II - Berks-Mont News
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→ Gettysburg battlefield prepares for 151st anniversary. - themorningcall.com Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and a record setting 3.8 million people visited the area. If ...
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→ Series looks at 'Anabaptist Faith' - LancasterOnline Details of Highland's Spring Senior Life Institute, open to the public, follow: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3: "Introduction to Anabaptism," with Bach ...
→ 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 ...
Graveyards of southeastern and central Pennsylvania are home to some of the most elaborate tombstones in the United States, even rivaling the baroque masterpieces of New England cemeteries. But why ...
→ No More Fakelore: Revealing The Real Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine - NPR As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine by William Woys Weaver on Amazon.com This ...
Move aside, ‘Amish Mafia’ — Amish horror movie ‘Infernal’ will be filmed this month in Lancaster County
UPDATE: It appears that the movie was completed and the name was changed to 'The Harvesting'. I could not find any information about the film actually being released. Perhaps it's ...
Gettysburg's Big Roundtop generated an early report of giant snakes, while Broad Top Mountain area in Fulton and Bedford counties is modern hotspot. Source: Giant snakes reported in Adams County and ...
→ Virginville historic farm offers tour of ‘good, bad & ugly of wetland plant life’
Shad once were so plentiful in the Susquehanna River that their spring migration upstream to spawn “caused the river to rise several feet in waves.” Hundreds of fishermen sold shad ...
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, ...
→ Chambersburg 'burns' again July 19 in 150th commemoration of Civil War torching - Chambersburg Public Opinion
→ Group sets 2015 Pa. German Zammelaaf - Lebanon Daily News The 2015 Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf will be held on Saturday, March 7, at a new venue in Annville. Organizers said ...
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View Cumberland County, Pa. Covered Bridges in a larger map
→ A Day Away at the Colonial Complex in York | Reading Eagle.com
→ The fight to legalize industrial hemp - WPMT FOX43
After nearly a decade of work and substantial setbacks, an Underground Railroad museum in York City is poised to partially open in early 2016. Source: York City's Goodridge House poised to ...
→ Germans in Colonial Pennsylvania - YouTube
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 ...
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→ 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 ...
→ Historical society cranks out a special project on county mills The book will be published in March the book will: "documents the origin, chain of ownership, stories and ultimate fate of ...
→ Video: Hanover Fire Museum preserves history, plans for future - Evening Sun
→ Financial secrets of the Amish - MarketWatch
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
→ Prices set for Colebrookdale Railroad rides - Reading Eagle
→ 36 Hours in Gettysburg, Pa. - NYTimes.com.
It’s not as well known as Gettysburg, but the Battle of Brandywine — a turning point in the Revolutionary War — might have had an even more dramatic effect on ...
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 ...
→ Photos: Gettysburg wax museum auction preview | PennLive.com.
Built in 1905, Shocks Mill is a train bridge that crosses the Susquehanna in between the Lancaster County river towns of Bainbridge and Marietta. The mid-section's appearence is different due ...
→ What do you really know about Robert Fulton? - LancasterOnline
The U.S. Army Heritage Trail in Carlisle is a free, outside attraction. It's a great place to take children, with many structures and objects to explore and plenty of open space along ...
Just one of the many architectural gems in downtown York, PA. © visitpadutchcountry.com
→ A Look Back in History: Baking Bread in the Bakeoven A detailed description of the traditional Friday baking done by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
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 ...
→ Civil War Trust announces campaign to restore historic Gettysburg headquarters | PennLive.com The Civil War Trust and Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett have launched an effort to raise the $5.5 ...
→ High river levels extend Pride of the Susquehanna trips - abc27 If paddle boats interest you and you're willing to travel a little farther up river (25 miles) be sure to check out ...
→ Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County properties open for tours - Lebanon Daily News
Historic Pa. bridges generate tourism, costs - Pike County Courier This article focuses on Bedford County, PA, but I imagine much of what it describes - in regards to maintenance issues ...
→ Metal Casting Demonstrations and Plant Sale at Joanna Furnace on May 16 - Berks Mont News Third Saturday Morning At Joanna Furnace Events are designed to have visitors learn about ...
The new lighting -- while dimmer from some locations in Bethlehem -- highlight the blast furnaces as industrial artifacts instead of just flooding them with color, officials said. Source: Bethlehem Steel ...
→ Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides - Evening Sun. Learn more about Gettysburg Fest here.
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 ...
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
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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 ...
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 ...
→ Vintage railroad again on track to bring prosperity to Pa. towns — NewsWorks Backers are hoping to have the full experience: The Colebrookedale Railroad Secret Valley Line in operation by ...
→ Gettysburg visit brings laughter, tears - standard.net Thoughtful piece on a September 11th trip to Gettysburg with a John Wilkes Booth joke thrown in to lighten the mood.
→ Old-fashioned Christmas in Lehigh County offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842 - lehighvalleylive.com Saturday, December 6: 1:00 pm– 6:00 pm, last tour 5:15: A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Travel back ...
→ PHOTOS: The Historic Inn at Lincoln Square - The Evening Sun The accompanying article for this photo gallery can be found here.
→ After fire, Amish raise a barn at West Newport Road farm - LancasterOnline
→ The Historian: The Real Story of Mountain Mary - Berks Mont News
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
On the weathered railway platform of this faded sugar town, retired mechanic Pedro Ramon Prieto Napoles, 74, awaited the "Hershey train" and waxed nostalgic about the years the mill was ...
Lancaster County has the most covered bridges of any county in Pennsylvania with 29. View Covered Bridges of Lancaster County in a larger map
→ Photos: Isaac Meier Homestead Country Fair - Lebanon Daily News
→ Religious groups call for an end to 'Amish Mafia' | PennLive.com
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 ...
→ Renfrew Museum acquires additional John Bell pottery - Chambersburg Public Opinion
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→ Our take: A memorial to a black Civil War hero - The York Daily Record As part of a volunteer company that was tasked with halting the Confederate advance on ...
Futzer - someone always moving, always getting into something or building something.
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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 ...
→ York County Heritage Trust looks to its future - The York Daily Record Plan D makes the most sense for the long term. Put everything under one roof in a "York ...
→ Mike Argento: A witness to the Hex murder passes - The York Daily Record Jeannette Harvey's father was friends with Nelson Rehmeyer, the victim in the infamous 1928 Hex murder in southern ...
→ Tour of Saucon Valley barns offers glimpse in farming history - The Morning Call For more information go to sauconvalleyconservancy.org.
→ Bethlehem's Sun Inn likely in line for a distillery - lehighvalleylive.com
→ The future is uncertain for a possible underground railroad chamber uncovered in Middletown | PennLive.com. More here: → Lack of documentation makes it hard to determine what large Middletown chamber was ...
→ 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 ...
→ A Look Back in History: Georgian Keystones not just for mansions
→ 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.
→ How Mahlon Haines grew his shoe business - LancasterOnline
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 ...
Fine crafts and original artwork featured at the Mennonite Heritage Center
Dioramas showing Pa. German life at Gemberling-Rex House
Plans shaping up for new Haunted Mill
The Historian: Clover, Part I & II
Gettysburg Battlefield Map
PHOTOS | Roadside America – Shartlesville, PA
Gettysburg battlefield prepares for 151st anniversary
VIDEO | Hersheypark’s Fahrenheit Roller Coaster POV
Series looks at ‘Anabaptist Faith’
Pennsylvania Dutch & Black Walnuts: History and Lore
Pennsylvania Folkways: Solving the mystery of the blank tombstones
No More Fakelore: Revealing The Real Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine
Move aside, ‘Amish Mafia’ — Amish horror movie ‘Infernal’ will be filmed this month in
VIDEO | The Civil War in Four Minutes: The Battle of Gettysburg
Penn’s Treaty with the Indians by Edward Hicks
Giant snakes reported in Adams County and nearby: Monsters of Pennsylvania
Dreibelbis historic farm offers Wetlands Species Walk
When fishermen fought over Susquehanna shad
Harris-Cameron Mansion Founder’s Day festival includes re-enactments, tours
VIDEO | Chambersburg ‘burns’ again July 19 in 150th commemoration of Civil War torching
Group sets 2015 Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf
VIDEO | Hersheypark’s Lightning Racer Roller Coaster POV
Covered Bridges of Cumberland County, PA Location Map
A Day Away at the Colonial Complex in York, PA
VIDEO | The fight to legalize industrial hemp in Pennsylvania
VIDEO | York City’s Goodridge House poised to open in 2016 as Underground Railroad museum
VIDEO | Route 30 Three! Trailer
VIDEO | Germans in Colonial Pennsylvania
VIDEO | Historical Tour of Dill’s Tavern – Dillsburg, PA
Hunsecker’s Mill Covered Bridge – Pictures and Location Map
Susquehannock Indian Antique Print
PHOTOS | Barns & Farms of Lancaster County, PA
Is He Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle or Pelznickel?
Cumberland County Historical Society to publish book on mills
VIDEO | Hanover Fire Museum preserves history, plans for future
Pennsylvania Dutch Days 1962 Flyer – Hershey, PA
Financial secrets of the Amish
PHOTOS | Pennsylvania Dutch Folkways & Traditions
PHOTOS | White Cliffs of Conoy – Lancaster County, PA
Keeping the Pennsylvania Dutch language alive – and thriving
Relaying religious messages to early Pennsylvania Dutch frontiersmen
Prices set for Colebrookdale Railroad rides
36 Hours in Gettysburg, Pa.
Brandywine, site of a pivotal defeat during the American Revolution, is often overlooked
Folk artist Peter V. Fritsch was a beloved portrayer of Pennsylvania Dutch culture
Photos: Gettysburg wax museum auction preview
PHOTOS | Shocks Mill Bridge – Lancaster County, PA
What do you really know about Robert Fulton?
REVIEW & PHOTOS | U.S. Army Heritage Trail – Carlisle, PA
Billmeyer Mansion, built in 1863 – York, PA
Baking Bread in the Bakeoven
Donmoyer will give lecture on hex signs to Pinegrove Historical Society
Civil War Trust announces campaign to restore Robert E. Lee’s historic Gettysburg headquarters
High river levels extend Pride of the Susquehanna trips
Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County properties open for tours
Historic covered bridges generate tourism, costs for Pennsylvania counties
Metal Casting Demonstrations and Plant Sale at Joanna Furnace on May 16, 2015
Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces get new lighting design to show off architectural features
Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides
Barn Expo event in Lower Macungie sows knowledge
‘Hex Hollow’ film: Reactions from the families
PHOTOS | Donegal Springs – Lancaster County, PA
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Oscar the Groundhog’s predicts more winter, plowable snow in February
Paxton Boys Massacre of Conestoga Indians in 1763
Colebrookdale Vintage railroad again on track to bring prosperity to Pa. towns
Gettysburg visit brings laughter, tears
VIDEO | “The Heart of the Taufschein” on PCNTV
Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum old-fashioned Christmas offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842
Photos: The Historic Inn at Lincoln Square
VIDEO | Amish barn raising in Intercourse, PA
VIDEO | Roundtop Mountain Adventures – York County, PA
The Historian: The Real Story of Mountain Mary
York County Heritage Trust nears decision on possibility of downtown ‘history campus’
About 400 celebrate their Pennsylvania Dutch roots at annual Berks County Fersommling
Traces of Hershey’s model town live on in Cuba
Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, PA Location Map
Photos: Isaac Meier Homestead Country Fair
Religious groups call for an end to ‘Amish Mafia’
Milton Hershey’s High Point Mansion Faux Vintage Postcard
Renfrew Museum acquires additional John Bell pottery
Hersheypark – SooperDooperLooper Roller Coaster POV
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Covered Bridges Vintage Postcards
VIDEO | Hiwwe wie Driwwe Documentary
A memorial to a black Civil War hero who died to save the Wrightsville bridge?
PHOTOS | Forry’s Mill Covered Bridge
Berks History Conference will explore Pennsylvania Dutch roots of county
York County Heritage Trust looks to its future
VIDEO | Watch the first Codorus Eagle Hatch
A witness to the York County Hex murder passes
Tour of Saucon Valley barns offers glimpse in farming history
Bethlehem’s Sun Inn likely in line for a distillery
The future is uncertain for a possible underground railroad chamber uncovered in Middletown
Pennsylvania Dutch star barns glitter in winter
Georgian Keystones not just for mansions
Lucky pork and sauerkraut recipes to make for New Year’s Day
How Mahlon Haines grew his shoe business
Authors of ‘The Royers of Renfrew’ to speak in Chambersburg