→ Friends of Hopewell Furnace celebrate “Bill of Rights Day" - Berks Mont News The Friends of Hopewell Furnace invite the public to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Bill of ...
→ Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides - Evening Sun. Learn more about Gettysburg Fest here.
→ A Typical Tale | From the archives: ‘Hexerai’ in Berks County - Lebanon Daily Times
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 ...
→ Easton Heritage Day draws thousands celebrating city's history, resurgence | lehighvalleylive.com
There’s a saying that everything but the squeal was used in the early days of pig butchering. And there is some truth to that, as frugal and careful butchers kept not ...
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 ...
→ Easter Bunny, like the Belsnickle, owes American roots to the Pa. Dutch - LancasterOnline The tradition of the "Oschter Haws" - the Easter Bunny - began in Germany as early as the ...
→ Hamburg area calendar of events Feb. 11 edition Ice Harvesting Demo: At 2:30 p.m. on February 15,2015 The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a presentation of 18th century Pennsylvania German ...
Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association is a unique 33 acre museum located in Kinzers, Lancaster County PA. Gates open at 9 am for the antique tractor pull and the action starts ...
→ Pennsbury Manor prepping for festive Holly Nights celebration - Bucks County Courier Times Experience the enchantment of Pennsbury Manor by candlelight. Enjoy crackling bonfires, carolers, candlelit tours of the Manor ...
Masthof Press & Bookstore Kutztown-area author Mary Laub recently released a picture book, “Uff der Bauerei” (On the Farm), written in Pennsylvania German, a.k.a. Pennsylvania Dutch. “My goal in writing this book ...
Although it is possible that some Amish individuals emigrated to Pennsylvania between the the years of 1710 and 1736 - either among the Swiss Mennonites that settled the Pequea Colony ...
→ Paranormal Corner: The voice of Jennie Wade at Gettysburg? | NJ.com It certainly sounds like a human female voice, but is it really the infamous Jennie Wade? Go here for more details ...
→ Tour of Saucon Valley barns offers glimpse in farming history - The Morning Call For more information go to sauconvalleyconservancy.org.
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In 1683, William Penn reported to friends in England, “Here is plenty of cow cattle.” Cattle, together with all other farm livestock, were brought to the Delaware Valley from Europe ...
→Farm weekend 1820s Aug. 16 in Welsh Run - Chambersburg Public Opinion The Conococheague Institute will present an interactive look at Pennsylvania farm life in the 1820s on Aug. 16 and 17 ...
→ A Look Back in History: ‘The Granary of the American Revolution’ in the East Penn Valley - Berks-Mont News
→ Women re-enactors show a different side to Civil War history - AL.com There is a photo gallery accompanying this article.
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 ...
The Strasburg Railroad is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pennsylvania. Every year 250,000 people descend upon the small town of Strasburg, PA to ride the historic steam ...
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→ Plans shaping up for new Haunted Mill - The York Daily Record
→ Pennsylvania Dutch goes gourmet with classy makeovers by high-end chefs - Morning Call The "New Pennsylvania DutchCuisine" is on the rise, taking authentic traditional PA Dutch classics and updating them: Shoofly pie ...
→ Berks County history lives in the Beidler House
→ Camp Curtin Historical society to host Civil War encampment
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→ Stunning quilts at MFA wow with colors and complex designs - Braintree Forum.
→ A Rare Look Into Historic Hershey Buildings - abc27 WHTM Tour will include five buildings designed by Lancaster architect C. Emlen Urban. Ticket Info: $10 in advance; $12 tour day. Call The Hershey ...
You can take a free tour of the Harley Davidson factory that lasts one hour. These pictures are of the visitor center where the tours depart. There is a large exhibition ...
→ 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 ...
UPDATE: Mystery solved! → Who can solve the mystery of the underwater train cars in southern Lancaster County? - LancasterOnline
→ 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 ...
The sound is not that great but this clip is very informative and well worth watching if you want to learn more about the Pennsylvania Dutch tradtion of Der Belsnickel.
→ The Historian: The Real Story of Mountain Mary - Berks Mont News
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 ...
→ Liberation of New Oxford transforms small Pennsylvania town into WWII war zone - PennLive.com If I had known about this early I would've been there with my camera. Good thing ...
→ 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 ...
→ 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 ...
Remember the Road House Restaurant in Springettsbury Township? It’s now the First Post, and it just opened. And the major renovation of this old place (seen here while work was ...
→ Shank's Tavern celebrates 200 years as Marietta landmark - LancasterOnline
→ Virginville historic farm offers tour of ‘good, bad & ugly of wetland plant life’
→ The river side of Lancaster County - Bucks County Courier Times Follow the link above for a general overview of places to see along the Susquehanna River's 40 mile frontage in western Lancaster County.
The German and Swiss immigrants who settled here in the 18th century brought with them a tradition of lively and exuberant dancing. Although seldom noted or written about, in the ...
After George Washington's army was defeated at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, 500 of the wounded soldiers were sent to Lancaster County Pennsylvania to convalesce at the ...
→ Lower Nazareth Township woman's stuffed pig stomach on Cooking Channel - themorningcall.com When presented with the idea of eating a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dish made with a stuffed pig's stomach ...
→ Burning of Chambersburg to be commemorated - Waynesboro Record Herald
Ice was the dominant crop in January, when Lancaster County's fertile fields lay fallow and the farmers had idle time. And, while New England boasted numerous lakes and ponds from ...
The museum, which is at 427 North New St., will now be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays for free, officials from the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites announced ...
→ Religious groups call for an end to 'Amish Mafia' | PennLive.com
→ Camp Security archaeological dig turns up items - The York Daily Record The site is the last Revolutionary War prison camp that remains in existence. Learn more at CampSecurity.com.
The intent is to restore the Wheatfield Township bridge to its pre-fire state, she said. The structure was built in 1889. Before the November 2014 fire, it was the longest ...
On Fridays from May through September, Strasburg offers Hostling Tours — a behind-the-scenes look at how these steam-driven behemoths are prepped to pull the day’s passenger trains. The term “hostler” — ...
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→ At Weiser and Boone homesteads, they're remaking history | WEEKEND The French and Indian War will be returning this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conrad Weiser and Daniel Boone ...
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 ...
An Insider's Guide to old general stores in the Lehigh Valley. Source: Pictures - Old General Stores of the Lehigh Valley - The Morning Call
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 ...
→ Local tradition sends pork and sauerkraut sales soaring - wfmz.com video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
→ 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 ...
This was the last wooden covered bridge (prior ones were destroyed in 1832 and 1863) to connect Columbia and Wrightsville, it was replaced by a steel-truss bridge that would last until being ...
→ 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.
→ Old inn was showcase for German folk art - Reading Eagle
→ 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 ...
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 ...
→ Pa. museum show features vintage chairs - Philly.com This exhibit features a variety of chairs from the museum’s collection including large and small, plain and fancy and practical and whimsical. It ...
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 ...
→ Gettysburg restores railroad station's historic hues - Evening Sun Spectography used to determine the original colors; owners planning to donate property to Gettysburg National Military Park.
→ Homestead Recreating 18th Century Christmas - Pottstown Post Watch out kids because Belsnickel's going to show up! danielboonehomestead.org 12/7: A Homestead Christmas 12-4pm Admission Adult (13+) $6.00, Child (5-12) $4.00. FDBH members free, ...
→ Bethlehem's Sun Inn likely in line for a distillery - lehighvalleylive.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 ...
View Franklin County, Pa. Covered Bridges in a larger map
→ Sigal Museum to host community educational historical events in June and July - themorningcall.com There are two PA Dutch culture related events listed here that caught my eye but others will be of ...
→ 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 ...
→ Philadelphia's beer trail bursts with brotherly love Find out more at PhillyBierfest.com.
→ 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 ...
Source: ‘S Kutztown Folk Festival hot gschtaert | The Pennsylvania German Newspaper
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
→ 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 ...
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→ ‘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.
By 1890, usage of Pennsylvania Dutch, a primarily oral language with roots in 18th-century German immigration to North America, reached its zenith. Perhaps as many as 750,000 Americans and eastern ...
→ 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 ...
→ The Historian: Six Horse Bell Team - Berks Mont News
→ Exploring art, history and science during a day at the museum - Berksmontnews.com
→ 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 ...
Friends of Hopewell Furnace celebrate “Bill of Rights Day”
Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides
Crystal Cave Vintage Postcards
A Typical Tale | From the archives: ‘Hexerai’ in Berks County
Local Links | May 8, 2015
VIDEO | Laff Trakk Virtual Ride: Get a look at the new Hersheypark coaster
VIDEO | 37th annual Easton Heritage Day draws thousands
Hog maw: Waste not, want not
Photos: The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire kicked off its 2015 season Saturday
Easter Bunny, like the Belsnickel, owes American roots to the Pennsylvania Dutch
18th Century Pennsylvania Dutch Ice Harvesting Demo at the Dreibelbis Farm
Antique Tractor Pull Saturday April 26, 2014 in Kinzers, PA
Pennsbury Manor prepping for festive Holly Nights celebration
Kutztown author Mary Laub writes picture book in Pennsylvania Dutch language
When did the Amish first come to Pennsylvania?
Paranormal Corner: The voice of Jennie Wade at Gettysburg?
Tour of Saucon Valley barns offers glimpse in farming history
VIDEO | Hersheypark’s Fahrenheit Roller Coaster POV
Early Cattle and ‘Watered Meadows’ of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
AUDIO| “As I was saying…” Pennsylvania Dutch Humor by Professor Schnitzel
The Conococheague Institute’s 2014 Farm Life 1820s Festival at Rock Hill Farm
A Look Back in History: ‘The Granary of the American Revolution’ in the East Penn
Women re-enactors show a different side to Civil War history
Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America’s Most Famous Battlefield
PHOTOS | Strasburg Railroad
PHOTOS |Historic Hellam Preserve – York County, PA
Plans shaping up for new Haunted Mill
Pennsylvania Dutch goes gourmet with classy makeovers by high-end chefs
Berks County history lives in the Beidler House
Camp Curtin Historical society to host Civil War encampment in Lemoyne
VIDEO | Mysterious Journeys: The Ghosts of Gettysburg
PHOTOS | Hans Herr House – Willow Street, PA
Stunning quilts at Boston MFA wow with colors and complex designs
Historic Hershey buildings open for tours on Sunday, October 5th
PHOTOS | Harley Davidson Tour Center – York, PA
No More Fakelore: Revealing The Real Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine
Who can solve the mystery of the underwater train cars in southern Lancaster County?
VIDEO | Hiwwe wie Driwwe Documentary
VIDEO | OGO Ball at Ski Roundtop
High river levels extend Pride of the Susquehanna trips
VIDEO | A living history presentation on the PA Dutch tradition of the Der Belsnickel
The Historian: The Real Story of Mountain Mary
Milton Hershey’s High Point Mansion Faux Vintage Postcard
Photos: Liberation of New Oxford transforms small Pennsylvania town into WWII war zone
VIDEO | Historic Millersburg Ferry Boat Operation Still Draws Riders
Schaefferstown’s Harvest Fair takes guests back to the 18th century
First Post, former Road House restaurant now renovated welcomes first diners
Shank’s Tavern celebrates 200 years as Marietta landmark
Dreibelbis historic farm offers Wetlands Species Walk
What to see along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County
The Historian: Pennsylvania Dutch Dance – ‘Tavern Frolics’
Washington sent Battle of Brandywine wounded to convalesce in Ephrata, PA
VIDEO | Lower Nazareth Township woman’s stuffed pig stomach on ‘My Grandmother’s Ravioli”
Burning of Chambersburg to be commemorated
Not so long ago, Susquehanna River ice was a winter crop for farmers
Looking for free family fun? Head to Bethlehem’s Kemerer Museum on Sundays
Religious groups call for an end to ‘Amish Mafia’
VIDEO | Camp Security archaeological dig turns up items
Up from the ashes: Plans proceed to rebuild Dellville Covered Bridge
Strasburg Rail Road offers glimpse of work needed to get its massive locomotives running
PHOTOS | Pennsylvania Dutch Gift Haus – Shartlesville, PA
VIDEO | Roundtop Mountain Adventures – York County, PA
Charter Day at Weiser and Boone homesteads, they’re remaking history
Donmoyer will give lecture on hex signs to Pinegrove Historical Society
VIDEO | Whitewater Kayaking in the Codorus & Conewago Creeks – York County PA
Photos: Old General Stores of the Lehigh Valley
The Pennsylvania Dutch calendar once held a prominent place in the home
VIDEO | Local tradition sends pork and sauerkraut sales soaring
Spring is coming: Octoraro Orphie makes his yearly pronouncement, defying Phil’s forecast
Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge Destroyed by Hurricane September 29, 1896
Outbuildings of the Pennsylvania Dutch Family Farm
John Hunter Inn was showcase for German folk art
With new owners, Haines Shoe House becomes bakery & treat shop
Folk artist Peter V. Fritsch was a beloved portrayer of Pennsylvania Dutch culture
Pennsylvania State Museum show features vintage chairs
Oscar the Groundhog’s predicts more winter, plowable snow in February
Gettysburg restores railroad station’s historic hues
Birdsboro’s Daniel Boone Homestead Recreating 18th Century Christmas
Bethlehem’s Sun Inn likely in line for a distillery
Adults need gap years too – break out and take a rumspringa
Covered Bridges of Franklin County, PA Location Map
VIDEO | “Weird” Al Yankovic – Amish Paradise
Sigal Museum to host PA Dutch Pow-wow and music cultural talks
Revisiting the 1906 dynamite disaster in Bausman’s Hollow
Philadelphia’s beer trail bursts with brotherly love – Philly Bierfest 2014
Pennsylvania-German Zammelaaf honors local culture
VIDEO | ‘S Kutztown Folk Festival hot gschtaert
A Look Back in History: In defense of humility and ‘Demut’ Plain Dutch living Part
VIDEO | Joanna Furnace – Berks County, PA
York County fraktur fetches nearly $10,000 at auction
PHOTOS | Pennsylvania Dutch Folkways & Traditions
PA German Hex Symbols: Their History and The Art of Rebecca Ross
Haunted Hugh Moore Park coming later this month
PHOTOS | Gettysburg Street View
‘Life in the Midst of War’- The Civil War Colored Pencil Paintings of Amy Lindenberger
Book review: ‘Pennsylvania Dutch’
Group sets 2015 Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf
The Historian: Six Horse Bell Teams
Exploring art, history and science during a day at the Reading Public Museum
The 2015 Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar (Der Pennsylvannisch Deitsch Kalenner)