Pennsylvania German 2010 Calendar of Events

      (Starred (*) events listed through the courtesy of Russell Miller, Blandon, Pa., and Francis D. Kline, Robesonia, Pa.)
 

Events 2010

 January February| March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December
 


 

January

 

January 1-May 15, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Exhibit: Privy Bags
Over 35 colorful quilted appliquť and patchwork privy bags from early 1800s to early 1900s. Sponsored by Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley. Free.
McConnell Mansion, 249 West Main Street, Ephrata, Pa.
Phone: (717) 733-1616


January 2-December 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Exhibit: Decorated and Plain: A Mennonite and Amish Sampler, including quilts, folk art, textiles and other domestic arts, agriculture, fraktur, religious thought, and education
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa. Fee.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; www.lmhs.org


January 2-February 6
Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts, #2
Second installation of Chester County community-owned quilts of the past 200 years; outstanding work with stories showing that quilts are about more than fabric; documentation by the historical society and numerous community volunteers.
Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, West Chester, Pa.
Phone: (610) 692-4800; e-mail: CCHS@ChesterCoHistorical.org


January 11, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

January 15, 6:43 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 17, Fersommling No. 29
Fire Company, Mount Zion, Pa.

January 16, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960

January 19, 7:00 p.m.
Baltimore Album Quilts: A Visible Face of Social Revolution
In conjunction with ďLayers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilt,Ē Elly Sienkiewicz will deliver a fast-paced illustrated lecture on ďBaltimore Album Quilts.Ē She explores a complex style, still popular today, through looking at history and technique. By crossing continents and traipsing through Victorian graveyards, she unravels the symbolism and art of the quilts. Fee.
Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, West Chester, Pa.
Phone: (610) 692-4800 for registration; e-mail: CCHS@ChesterCoHistorical.org

January 20, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

January 20-21, 9:00a.m.-4:00 p.m., January 22, 9:00 a.m.-noon
Baltimore Clipper Ship: A Quilt Workshop with Elly Sienkiewicz
Workshop to learn from Elly how to make the Baltimore Clipper Ship as she shares her clear patterns and techniques; supply list sent to participants after registration. Fee.
Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, West Chester, Pa.
Phone: (610) 692-4800; e-mail: CCHS@ChesterCoHistorical.org

January 21, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979

January 25, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 9, Fersommling No. 56
Fire Company, Dublin, Pa.

January 25, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

January 27, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 15, Fersommling No. 44
Fire Company, Kutztown, Pa.

January 28, 3:30 p.m.*
Pennsylvania German Conversation Group
Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Campus
James A. Dibert, director
Phone: (717) 270-6349

January 28, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 4, Fersommling No. 62
Quakertown, Pa.

January 31, 3:00 p.m.
Festival of Roots and Music
Interdenominational service of songs and readings, planned jointly with the Lancaster County Council of Churches and the Parish Resource Center; featuring narrator Kim Lemon, soloists Amy Yovanovich and Gerald Metzler, the Ephrata Cloister chorus, a Vietnamese choir, and bagpipe soloist. A Lancaster Roots 300 event. Free.
Strasburg Mennonite Church, 1514 Village Road, Strasburg, Pa.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: director@hansherr.org

 


February
 

February 2, 8:00 a.m.*
Will ďUniĒ See His Shadow?
Union Canal, Myerstown, Pa.

February 2, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 1, Fersommling No. 74
Fire Company, Germansville, Pa.

February 3, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 2, Fersommling No. 73
Fire Company, Tylersport, Pa.

February 5, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 11, Fersommling No. 53
Fire Company, Ashfield, Pa.

February 8, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

February 17, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

February 18, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979


February 20, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960

February 22, 7:00 p.m.
The 1710 Pequea Settlement: European Roots and Life in America
Illustrated history of the first settlers in Lancaster County 300 years ago by Samuel E. Wenger.
New Danville Mennonite Church, 103 Marticville Road, Lancaster, Pa.; free.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: lmhs@lmhs.org

February 22, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

February 25, 3:30 p.m.*
Pennsylvania German Conversation Group
Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Campus
James A. Dibert, director
Phone: (717) 270-6349

February 26, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 6, Fersommling No. 60
Kresgeville Fire Company

February 26-September 11
Layers: Unfolding the Stories of Chester County Quilts, #3
Final installation of Chester County community-owned quilts; outstanding work with stories of quilts that are about more than fabric.
Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, West Chester, Pa.
Phone: (610) 692-4800; e-mail: CCHS@ChesterCoHistorical.org

 


March
 

March 3, 7:00 p.m.
Introduction to the Pennsylvania German Dialect
Overview and introduction to what to expect from the Societyís dialect classes with Keith Reigart, teacher.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa.; free.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: lmhs@lmhs.org


March 4, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
28th Annual Heritage Festival
Discover Berks Countyís past at this festival dedicated to celebrating the areaís history and transportation heritage through demonstrations, exhibitions, music, lectures, arts, and crafts. Free admission with $2.00 parking donation.
Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Reading, Pa.
Phone: (610) 374-8839


March 6, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
15th Annual Pennsylvania German Heritage Festival
Speakers and exhibits.
Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Campus
E-mail: jadibert@nbn.net

March 8, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

March 9-May 11, Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect Class
Kenneth E. Stough, teacher
Spring Grove Community Center, Spring Grove, Pa.
Phone: (717) 225-1848


March 10, 8:45 a.m.-7:45 p.m.
Bus Trip: ďHistoric Hershey: Behind the Scenes.Ē
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center sponsorship. Member discount. Advance registration required.
Phone: (484) 646-4172; e-mail: heritage@kutztown.edu


March 12, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 18, Om Gross Forelle Grick No. 19
Fire Company, Emerald, Pa.


March 14, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Charter Day at Conrad Weiser Homestead
Conrad Weiser Homestead, 28 Weiser Lane, Womelsdorf, Pa.
Military re-enactors will provide living history demonstrations of military life during the French and Indian War. Charter Day honors the 1681 charter given to William Penn by King Charles II.
Free admission.
Phone: (610) 589-2934


March 16-May 18, Tuesday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Beginner Pennsylvania German Dialect Classes
Keith Reigart, instructor; advance registration required.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; dsiegrist@lmhs.org


March 17, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

March 18, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 16, Fersommling No. 39
Ormrod, Pa.

March 18, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 14, Fersommling No. 48
Lower Milford Fire Company


March 18, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979


March 18-May 20, Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Intermediate Pennsylvania German Dialect Classes
Keith Reigart, instructor; advance registration required.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; dsiegrist@lmhs.org

March 19-21, Friday, 5:00-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
28th Annual Chester County Antiques Show
60 exhibitors; gala preview Friday evening.
Westtown School, 975 Westtown Road, West Chester, Pa.
Phone: (610) 692-4800 or (610) 738-3350; Web site: www.chestercohistorical.org


March 20, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960


March 22, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

March 22-27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Antique Pennsylvania German Quilts Exhibit
Plus Friday evening Open House, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: lmhs.org


March 22-27, Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Antique Pennsylvania German Coverlets Exhibit
1719 Herr House Museum, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: info@hansherr.org


March 24-27
Quilt Show and Contest
Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square complex and Liberty Place Conference Center, Lancaster, Pa.
Educational seminars on quilting techniques with national quilt instructors, quilts expositions, 400 quilts in AQS Quilt Contest with judging and prizes, trade show for quilters to buy supplies at 300 vendor booths. American Quiltersí Society of Paducah, Kentucky, sponsorship.
www.americanquilter.com/shows_contests/lancaster/2010/general_info


March 27, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Easter on the Farm
Program featuring Pennsylvania German Easter customs and traditions. Artisans will demonstrate in farmhouse. Activities for everyone. Free admission and parking.
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, 13 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, Pa.
Phone: (484) 646-4172; e-mail: heritage@kutztown.edu


March 27-28, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
8th Annual Reading-Berks Chapter, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
80+ master traditional folk art and contemporary craftsmen and fine artists showcase juried crafts and artwork; senior art and craft students from Kutztown University will display and sell their work; includes wood carving, scherenschnitte, metalwork, theorem and folk-art painting, redware pottery, fiber work, stained glass, rug hooking, jewelry, and more; live music, cafť; adults, fee; children 12 and under, free; ample parking.
Hosted in partnership with the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University Field House, Trexler Avenue (South Campus Drive) and S. Baldy Street, Kutztown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 678-6650; e-mail: spring_show@rbcrafts.org


March 29, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 13, Fersommling No. 48
Fire Company, Lower Milford, Pa.

 


April
 

April 5, 6:30 p.m.*
Baerricks Kounty Fersommling No. 71
Market Hall, Leesport, Pa.

April 9, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 10, Fersommling No. 55
Fire Company, Kresgeville, Pa.

April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Banquet/Lecture
Annual family-style banquet plus lecture featuring ďStories from 300 Years of Lancaster Mennonite HistoryĒ by Steven M. Nolt, Goshen, Ind., college professor and author.
Yoderís Restaurant along Pa. Route 23, New Holland, Pa.; advance reservation required.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: dsiegrist@lmhs.org


April 12, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

April 15, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979


April 16, 7:00 p.m.*
Unner Mahanoy un Nochberschaft 65th Fersommling
Kevinís Place, Lykens, Pa.

April 17, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960


April 19, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 8, Fersommling No. 57
Fire Company, Ashfield, Pa.

April 20, 6:30 p.m.*
Upper Perkiomen Ladies No. 7 Banquet, No. 26
Fire Company, East Greenville, Pa.

April 21, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

April 22, 3:30 p.m.*
Pennsylvania German Conversation Group
Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Campus
James A. Dibert, director
Phone: (717) 270-6349

April 22, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 7, Fersommling No. 59
Fire Company, East Greenville, Pa.

April 23, 7:13 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 12, Fersommling No. 51
Haagís Hotel, Shartlesville, Pa.

April 24-25, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Old-Time Plow Boys, Spring Plowing Show
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center program featuring barrel rides, wagon rides around the property, childrenís games/crafts, and food; free parking and admission.
Phone: (484) 646-4172; e-mail: heritage@kutztown.edu


April 25, 3:00 p.m.
Many Voices, Yet Once Voice: Music and Drama Service
Theater of the Seventh Sister performs excerpts from Lancaster historical drama, ďSeed of a Nation,Ē which incorporates stories of Native Americans, Mennonites, Quakers, African Americans and Scots-Irish; interspersed with selections by Lancaster Mennonite High School Campus Chorale; a Lancaster Roots 300 event; donation; location to be determined.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: director@hansherr.org


April 26, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 5, Fersommling No. 62
Masonic Lodge, Pine Grove, Pa.

April 26, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.
 


May
 

May 1, 6:00 p.m.*
Huffa Karrich Fersommling No. 15
Fire Company, Seisholtzville, Pa.

May 6
Field Trip: The 1710 Immigrant Route from Port (Philadelphia) to Paradise
Tour begins and ends at 1719 Herr House Museum, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.; follows immigrant routes to and from Philadelphia; guided narration and stops at several 18th-century home enroute; includes walking tour and colonial lunch at historic tavern in ďOld TownĒ Philadelphia; advance reservation required; fee; a Lancaster Roots 300 event, sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: dsiegrist@lmhs.org


May 7
Field Trip: Native Americans in the Lower Susquehanna Valley
Visit significant local Native American sites and lunch at historic inn in southern Lancaster County; advance reservation required; fee; a Lancaster Roots 300 event, sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: dsiegrist@lmhs.org

May 7
Field Trip: Original 1710 Lancaster Settlement
Half-day tour exploring earliest homesteads and meetinghouses of the first permanent European settlers in southern Lancaster County; a Lancaster Roots 300 event, advance reservation required; fee; sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: dsiegrist@lmhs.org

May 8, 8:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Back to Our Roots: Celebrating 300 Years of Lancaster County History
Annual Family History Conference, Steven M. Nolt, historian, and Jack Brubaker, ďThe Scribbler,Ē keynote speakers; Willow Valley Resort, Willow Street, Pa.; a Lancaster Roots 300 event, sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: perb@lmhs.org


May 8, 9:00 a.m.*
Nicholas Stoltzfus Home Benefit Auction
1700 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing, Pa.

May 10, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

May 15, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960


May 19, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

May 22
Pennsylvania German Society, 120th Annual Meeting, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Illustrated presentation featuring Susan C. Hill, keynote speaker, plus musical entertainment, tours, book vendors, and good Pennsylvania German food; advance reservation requested.
Macungie Institute, 510 East Main Street, Macungie, Pa.
Phone: (484) 646-4227; e-mail: pgs@kutztown.edu


May 24, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

May 26, 7:30 p.m.
The Fabulous World of Feed Sacks
Quilt historian Barbara Garrett will explore the history, development, popularity, and decline of marvelous feed-sack fabrics and how they were used in both quilt making and everyday life. With this trunk-show-style presentation, participants will view authentic feed sacks and historic items made from sacks, including both vintage and contemporary feed-sack quilts. She will also share feed-sack memories about how people acquired and used feed sacks as children and adults. Sponsored by Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley at Ephrata Public Library, 550 South Reading Road, Ephrata, Pa.
Phone: (717) 733-1616; e-mail: cjmarquet@gmail.com


May 27, 3:30 p.m.*
Pennsylvania German Conversation Group
Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Campus
James A. Dibert, director
Phone: (717) 270-6349

 


June
 

June 7, 7:00 p.m.
Celebration of the Martyrs Mirror and Its Importance to Lancasterís First Settlers
The year 2010 marks the 350th anniversary of publication of the Martyrs Mirror, an influential Dutch book of Anabaptist martyr stories. This meeting will examine the bookís significance to Amish and Mennonites through the years.
Cosponsored by Swiss Pioneer Preservation Associates and Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at Christian Aid Ministries Warehouse, U.S. Route 322, east of Hinkletown, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: director@lmhs.org


June 8-10
ďMartyrs Mirror: Reflections across TimeĒ
Young Center Conference, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa.
Commemoration of 350th anniversary of publication of first edition of Martyrs Mirror by Thieleman van Braght in Dutch in 1660; focused primarily on 1748 German translation, produced by Ephrata Cloister, but also its history and social context, theological themes, and portrayal of women.
http://www.etown.edu/YoungCenter.aspx

June 12, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Lancaster County Food Festival
Featuring diverse cuisine from the many different food traditions of Lancaster County, this event is a fundraiser for recreating a Native American longhouse on the grounds of the 1719 Herr House Museum.
1719 Herr House, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: director@hansherr.org


June 14, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

June 16, 10:30 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society Picnic
Marion Rod & Gun Club, Stouchsburg, Pa.

June 17, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979


June 19, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960


June 26, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.*
Cherry Fair
Historic Schaefferstown Farm, Schaefferstown, Pa.

June 28, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

 


July
 

July 3-11, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Kutztown Folk Festival
Exhibits by about 200 of Americaís finest traditional craftsmen; food, music, and folk life; fun for all ages.
Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown, Pa.
http://www.kutztownfestival.com


July 10, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.*
Schaefferstown Heirloom Walk
Historic Schaefferstown, Schaefferstown, Pa.

July 12, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

July 17, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960


July 17, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
First-Families Tricentennial Homecoming
Reunion for all relatives of Lancaster Countyís first families in the Pequea settlement: Bauman, Franciscus, Funk, Groff, Herr, Kendig, Miller, Mylin, and Oberholtzer. Tickets include catered buffet meal, live music, colonial crafts, games, antique clothing dress-up photographs, family history and stories. Fee. Advance reservation required; a Lancaster Roots 300 event.
1719 Herr House Museum, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: director@hansherr.org


July 26, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

 


August
 

August 7-18
Heritage Tour to Switzerland and Germany
Features Anabaptist history in Germany, France, and Switzerland plus Oberammergau Passion Play; guide: Samuel E. Wenger.
Sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: dsiegrist@lmhs.org

August 7-8, 10:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Old-Time Plow Boys Plowing Show and Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmith Association Show
Artisan demonstrations, opportunities to learn about Pennsylvania German customs and traditions; tours of a traditional farmhouse; free; ample parking.
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, 15197 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 683-1330

August 9, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

August 13, 12:00-8:00 p.m., August 14, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Goschenhoppen Folk Festival
Family oriented day of old fashioned (1750-1900) foods and Pennsylvania Dutch meals; 500+ skilled and apprentice craftsmen giving live demonstrations of more than 150 skills of the 18th and 19th centuries. Exhibitors are dressed in authentic period costumes of the periods and use authentic tools to recreate traditional home skills, trades, pastimes, foods, and folk music. Stage programs and lectures are both scholarly and entertaining, serious and humorous, in the dialect and in English. Adults and children (6-12), fee. No pets.
Location: Henry Antes Plantation, 318 Colonial Road, Frederick, Pa.
Phone: (215) 679-9109 or (610) 754-9238; Web site: http://www.goschenhoppen.org/festival.htm

August 14, 4:00-9:00 p.m.*
Deitsch Piknik
Huffís Church, Berks County, Pa.

August 21, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960

August 23, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

August 28
Heritage Trail Bike Ride and Walk
Bike from eastern edge of Lancaster County to Willow Street, or walk the length of the original Pequea settlement (from Strasburg to Willow Street); follow path that early settlers walked through Lancaster County, Pa.; enjoy refreshments at journeyís end at 1719 Herr House, 1749 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.; fundraiser for reconstruction of Native American longhouse on 1719 Herr House grounds; a Lancaster Roots 300 event.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: director@hansherr.org

 


September
 

September, Dates TBA, 7:00-9:00 p.m.*
Six-Weeks Pennsylvania German Dialect Class
N. Daniel Schwalm, teacher
Salem Church, Ridge Road, Rough-and-Ready (near Klingerstown), Pa.
Phone: (570) 648-4095


September 12, 2:30 p.m.*
Dialect Service,
Little Tulpehocken Church, Bernville, Pa.

September 13, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

September 15, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

September 16, 11:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Day, Oley Fair
Oley, Pa.

September 16, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979


September 17, 6:43 p.m.*
Heidelberg Fersommling No. 28
Fire Company, Mount Zion, Pa.

September 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Heritage Festival and Snitz Fest
Celebrate the cultural heritage of the Pennsylvania Germans in this community event featuring costumed interpreters demonstrating colonial-era arts, crafts, and farming; includes hands-on activities and traditional foods; a Lancaster Roots 300 event commemorating first permanent European settlement in Lancaster County by Pennsylvania German Mennonite immigrants.
Sponsored by Willow Street Mennonite Church at 1719 Herr House, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.; free this year only.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: director@hansherr.org


September 18, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960


September 18-19, 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.*
Fall Harvest Fair
Historic Schaefferstown Farm, Schaefferstown, Pa.

September 22, 6:30 p.m.*
Die Grossdaadi Grundsow Lodge
Kutztown Grange Hall, Kutztown, Pa.

September 23, 3:30 p.m.*
Pennsylvania German Conversation Group
Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Campus
James A. Dibert, director
Phone: (717) 270-6349


September 25
Field Trip: Native Americans in the Lower Susquehanna Valley
Visit significant local Native American sites and lunch at historic inn in southern Lancaster County; advance reservation required; fee; a Lancaster Roots 300 event, sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: dsiegrist@lmhs.org


September 25, Dinner, 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.; Play, 2:15 and 6:15 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner Theater
Huffís Church, Berks County, Pa.

September 25, Service, 2:30 p.m., Supper, 4:00-7:30 p.m.*
Dialect Service
Turkey and Waffle Supper
Salem (Bellemanís) Church, Mohrsville, Pa.


September 27, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

September 28, 7:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania German Cooking Traditions
Researcher Alan Keyser and cookbook author, Phyllis Pellman Good, discuss 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century Pennsylvania German foods and foodways.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke Street, Lancaster, Pa.; free.
Phone: (717) 393-9734; e-mail: lmhs@lmhs.org

 


October

 

October 2
Field Trip: The 1710 Immigrant Route from Port (Philadelphia) to Paradise
Tour begins and ends at 1719 Herr House Museum, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.; follows immigrant routes to and from Philadelphia; guided narration and stops at several 18th-century home enroute; includes walking tour and colonial lunch at historic tavern in ďold townĒ Philadelphia; advance reservation required; fee; a Lancaster Roots 300 event, sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: dsiegrist@lmhs.org

October 2, 5:00 p.m.*
West Berks County Fersommling No. 31
St. Paulís United Church of Christ, Robesonia, Pa.

October 2, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.*
Annual Book and Bake Sale
Historic Schaefferstown, Schaefferstown, Pa.

October 2-3, 11:00-5:00 p.m.*
Berks County Heritage Days, Pennsylvania German Day
Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, Reading, Pa.
Phone: (610) 374-8839

October 6*
German American Day

October 9, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Public Acknowledgement and Commemoration of Native American Legacy
Morning reconciliation event at First Presbyterian Church, 140 East Orange Street, Lancaster, followed by lunch; afternoon dedication of Native American longhouse site and celebration at 1719 Herr House, 1749 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: director@hansherr.org

October 9, 6:00 p.m.*
Ono Deitsch Fersommling No. 58
Fire Company, Ono, Pa.

October 10, 2:30 p.m.*
Dialect Service
Altalaha Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg, Pa.

October 11, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

October16, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960

October 16-17, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Heritage Harvest Fescht
Experience Pennsylvania German music, food, crafts, and farm activities at a family friendly event. Local artisans will demonstrate crafts and display their art. Demonstrations will occur daily in the farmhouse museum and at different locations on the complex. Historical farmhouse will be open for tours as well as other buildings, such as the summer house, the bank barn, and one of the log houses. Inside the log home will be a carpenterís tool exhibit.
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, 13 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 683-1330

October 17, 2:30 p.m.*
Dialect Service
Friedenís Church, Stony Run, Pa.

October 20, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

October 20, 6:30 p.m.*
Grund Sau No. 15, Monsleit un Weibsleit No. 27
Kutztown, Pa.

October 21, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979

October 24, 2:30 p.m.*
Dialect Service
Friedenís Church, Shartlesville, Pa.

October 25, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania German Architecture
Robert W. Reynolds will share exterior and interior features of southeastern and south central Pennsylvania Germanic architecture as seen in historic homes and farmsteads, including the most common aspects of the popular Continental and Georgian styles.
Sponsored by Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley at Ephrata Public Library, 550 South Reading Road, Ephrata, Pa.
Phone: (717) 733-1616; e-mail: cjmarquet@gmail.com

October 28, 3:30 p.m.*
Pennsylvania German Conversation Group
Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Campus
James A. Dibert, director
Phone: (717) 270-6349

October 29-December 31, Tuesday- Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2nd Annual Reproduction Folk Art Exhibit and Sale
October 29, Opening reception, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Show and sale of reproduction Pennsylvania German folk art, including hooked rugs, wood-carving, traditional fiber arts, scherenschnitte, trade signs, painted boxes, quilts, Sunday rugs, braided rugs, saffron boxes, fraktur, theorem painting, redware, and blue stoneware. Free admission.
Sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: lmhs@lmhs.org

 


November

 

November 1, 7:00 p.m.
Native Americans of Lancaster County
Panel of experts will discuss the history of Native Americans in and around Lancaster 300 years ago. Free.
Sponsored by Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at Lititz Moravian Church, Church Square, Lititz, Pa.
Phone: (717) 393-9745; e-mail: lmhs@lmhs.org

November 3, 6:30 p.m.*
Die Pa. Deitsch Fersommling, Bedlahem No. 66
Allen Township Fire Company

November 7, 2:30 p.m.*
Dialect Service
Weisenberg Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, Pa.

November 8, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

November 12, 6:30 p.m.*
Oley Valley Fersommling
Oley Valley Middle School

November 17, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

November 18, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979

November 20, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960

November 21, 2:30 p.m.*
Dialect Service
St. Paulís Lutheran (Smoke) Church, Hamburg, Pa.

November 22, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

 


December
 

December 2, 3:30 p.m.*
Pennsylvania German Conversation Group
Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon Campus
James A. Dibert, director
Phone: (717) 270-6349

December 3, 6:00 p.m., December 4, 5:00 p.m.
300 Years of Pennsylvania German Christmas Traditions
Featuring 300 years of Christmas traditions with candlelight tours of the
1719 Herr House Museum, 1749 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, Pa.
Phone: (717) 464-4438; e-mail: director@hansherr.org

December 4, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Annual Pennsylvania German Society Christmas Book Sale
Members-only event featuring huge discounts on Society publications.
Pennsylvania German Society, 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, Pa.
Phone: (484) 646-4227; e-mail: pgs@kutztown.edu


December 4, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Christmas on the Farm
Share holiday traditions of the Pennsylvania Germans. The Belsnickel will visit, and carolers will roam the farm singing Christmas carols in the dialect. For the kids, farm animals and farm equipment demonstrations will be in the barn. The Old-Time Plow Boys will have their kitchen open for a warm bite to eat. Craftsmen from the Reading Berks Guild of Craftsmen will sell their wares and demonstrate. Free admission.
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, 13 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, Pa.
Phone: (484) 646-4172; e-mail: heritage@kutztown.edu


December 11*
Christkindlmarkt and Tavern Lunch
Schaefferstown, Pa.

December 13, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

December 15, 8:00 a.m.*
Pennsylvania German Dialect and Kultur Society
Risserís Restaurant, Stouchsburg, Pa.

December 16, 7:00 p.m.*
Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Friend Group
Saint Peterís Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Pa.
Phone: (610) 264-2979


December 18, 1:00 p.m.*
Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group
Providence Place, 3377 Fox Run Road, Dover, Pa.
Phone: (717) 764-0960


December 27, 7:30 p.m.*
Conemaugh Area Pennsylvania Dutch Society
Saint Davidís Lutheran Church, Davidsville, Pa.

 


Updated: 01/08/2010 paf