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Here Ye, Here Ye!!!

The Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc., are celebrating

the 50th Anniversary of their incorporation.

Thanks to your support in all of the events, symposiums,

and the Folk Festival over the years, the Historians

will continue to identify, preserve, and disseminate

the Pennsylvania German folk culture and history

of the Goschenhoppen region.

Please watch this site as well as our Facebook

page for more information throughout the year.

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June 7 - The Annual Spring Frolic

 Events similar to last year are for everyone,

including a Baking Contest for Visitors

November 7 - 'Researching Family History' Symposium

Information presented includes the Civil War,

Hessian Soldiers, Germantown, and Fraktur

More information on these events will be coming shortly.

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PA German Textile History Conference


The Schwenkfelder, Mennonite Heritage Center and Goschenhoppen Historians invite you to a one-day Pennsylvania German textile history conference, scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015 (snow date, Saturday, February 28) in the meeting room of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center.  The cost of the conference is just $30 and will include what is certain to be a delicious lunch!


We will have several speakers lecturing on aspects of our local textile history including Alan G. Keyser, on Pennsylvania German weaving; Ann Hermes, on Pennsylvania patchwork pillowcases; Nancy Roan, discussing and showing an extraordinary group of local 19th and 20th century quilts; Joel Alderfer, on Mennonite textiles; Caitlin Harvey, on Victorian clothing;  and Candace Perry, on Schwenkfelder townscape needlework pictures.  


Register soon by calling Joanne Jalowy at 215-679-3103 or emailing joanne@schwenkfelder.com. Seating is limited. Save your place soon for what is sure to be a terrific textile day! 


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Welcome to Goschenhoppen!


Goschenhoppen is one of the oldest continuously existing Pennsylvania German communities in America.  This geographic region occupies a small corner of southeastern Pennsylvania in Montgomery County.  The Goschenhoppen Historians Inc., was founded in 1964 in order to preserve the folk culture of this area's earliest immigrant settlers, known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.

Incorporated as an educational organization on June 4, 1965, it has grown and prospered and has met, admirably, the many varied challenges of its social commitment to foster and maintain respect for the ingenuity, faith and determination  of these settlers.


Today, the Goschenhoppen Historians maintain several museums, a library, and offer educational and seasonal events and fundraisers throughout the year.


The Goschenhoppen Historian's Office is located at:

                Red Men's Hall

                116 Gravel Pike

               PO Box 476

                Green Lane, PA  18054

The Antes Plantation and the Folk Festival are located at:

                318 Colonial Road

                Perkiomenville, PA  18074

If you would like more information, call 215-234-8953 or email redmens_hall@goschenhoppen.org.













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