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NOVEMBER 19, 2015


The Cannon Casting discussion by Jim McClelland

has been moved to May, 2016


John Bartram, 18th Century Botanist and Explorer,

To Visit Goschenhoppen Historians

America’s first and foremost botanist and plant collector is once again on the speaking circuit. Close friends with Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, Bartram corresponded with many of the world’s foremost scientists and plant collectors of the period. Carl Linnaeus said he was the "greatest natural botanist in the world." Kirk Brown, noted speaker and portrayer of Bartram and other 18th century notables, will present a first person portrayal of John Bartram at the November 19 meeting of the Goschenhoppen Historians.

For more information, click here.     See you there!

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*  *  Tenth Annual Christmas Market   * *

December 5 and 6, 2015

Saturday 9:30 to 4, Sunday Noon to 4

As the Goschenhoppen Historians celebrate their 50th Anniversary, the Christmas Market is 10 years old.

At the Market will be a Moravian Putz, young musicians playing the grand piano, many handcrafted items for sale, baked goods and Kum Esse, roasted peanuts, a huckster withe fresh greens, and much more.

Please make a point to come to our Christmas Market - you'll be pleased you did.

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Hear Ye, Hear 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.


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Preparations for the 50th Festival have started!

The corn harvest just completed...

Corn Harvest 1

Corn Harvest 2

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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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