Historic Ephrata Cloister – Photo by Doug Tone
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 Ephrata Cloister.
As a result of the defeat at Brandywine Creek the British were able to take and occupy Philadelphia later that same month. With the British advancing on Philadelphia the Continental Congress was forced to flee into the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, first to Lancaster and then farther west, across the Susquehanna River to the town of York, where it would remain for the following 10 months while writing the Articles of Confederation.
→ Escapes: Living the cloistered life in Ephrata, Pa. - The Washington Post.
UPDATE: → Black Forest Brewery opening Saturday in Ephrata
→ New Ephrata brewpub slates December opening - LancasterOnline
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→ Harry Stauffer: printer, photographer, historian and subject of Ephrata exhibit - LancasterOnline
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 ...
→ Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market opens in Ephrata - LancasterOnline
Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market, a cow-to-cone creamery, has opened west of Ephrata. You can't get anymore locavore ...
→ Head of German center to speak in Ephrata on folk medicine - Reading Eagle
This is a free lecture that will be given by Patrick Donmoyer at the Ephrata Public Library ...
→ Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market to open in late April outside Ephrata - LancasterOnline
Fox Meadows will be a farm-to-table creamery that will use the milk from from its own dairy ...
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 ...
Escapes: Living the cloistered life in Ephrata, PA
New Ephrata brewpub Black Forest Brewery slates December opening
PHOTOS | Ephrata Cloister
Harry Stauffer: printer, photographer, historian and subject of Ephrata exhibit
VIDEO | Expressions of Common Hands: Folk Art of the PA Dutch
Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market opens in Ephrata
Patrick Donmoyer to speak in Ephrata on Pennsylvania Dutch folk medicine
Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market to open in late April outside Ephrata
Brandywine, site of a pivotal defeat during the American Revolution, is often overlooked