October 20, 2014
John "Jack" Hoy
Died October 18, 2014
Jack was a long time active member of Historians --
Penny Charlie at the Folk Festival and emeritus member of the Board of Directors.
Service -- Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:30 am Calling; 12:00 pm Service; at St. Philip Neri Church, Lafeyette Hills. (www.themorningcall.com/obits).
The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, the Mennonite Heritage Center, and the Goschenhoppen Historians have organized, categorized, and displayed their textile collections online. Click on the Collections Catalog tab to go to the online catalog.
Goschenhoppen on Facebook
Our Facebook account is The Goschenhoppen Historians . Click on the icon to go directly to Facebook
Check this out for Festival and other information.
The Goschenhoppen Historians museums are open to the public. However, if you aren't able to visit in person, a new video was made and is now available on YouTube.com, and you can click here to view it. The host is Bob Wood, a Board of Directors member of the Goschenhoppen Historians.
Did you know . . . .?
Did you know that you can now make a financial donation with PayPal ? Click here to go to our Financial Donation page.
Our On-line Bookstore
is NOW OPEN !
We have a few books for sale now, and will be adding to that list shortly. Please note that at the current time the books can only be purchased on-line using PayPal. Please click here to stop and shop!
The Monthly Programs tab is now updated for the remainder of 2013 and 2014.
Membership in the Goschenhoppen Historians is open to the public. It offers many opportunities in which to participate: meetings, seminars, folklife publications, apprentice program, historic preservation, General Store, Folklife Museum, Folk Festival, organ recitals and others.
For more information, click on the above links.
If you have any questions or comments, please let us know by clicking here.
The Folklife Museum and Library, and the Country Store at Red Men's Hall, Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane, PA, are opening for the season on April 7. They are open from April through October, except for holidays. The hours are Sundays from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
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CHRISTMAS MARKET 2014
A Weekend of Holiday Shopping, Delicious Baked Goods,
Beautiful Displays and Live Music
December 6, 9:30 – 4:00
December 7, Noon – 4:00
*Take a Self-Guided Tour of Christmas Traditions
at Three Pennsylvania Dutch Sites*
116 Gravel Pike (Route 29)
Green Lane, PA 18054
Mennonite Heritage Center
565 Yoder Road
Harleysville, PA 19438
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
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Members Christmas Open House
December 13, 2014; 5:30 - 8 pm
Come and join members and friends of the Goschenhoppen Historians on December 8 for an evening of holiday fellowship, good eating and great atmosphere. The historic Henry Antes House is located at 318 Colonial Road, one quarter of a mile south of Route 73 in Frederick, Pennsylvania.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.