June 20, 2013
Folk Festival - 2013
It may be early, but mark your calendars for the 2013 Folk Festival. It will be held on August 9 & 10, 2013. Please check the Before You Go tab under the main Folk Festival tab, as Admission Prices have increased. And for any students who wish to volunteer at the Festival, there is an on-line form to use -- see the On-line Volunteer Form.
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!
Can You Volunteer?
If so, check out our new
The Monthly Programs tab is now updated for the first part of 2013.
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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Textile Project - Help Wanted!
Good News! And Help Wanted!
The Goschenhoppen Historians have joined with the Schwenkfelder Heritage Museum and the Mennonite Heritage Center in a project to produce an on-line catalog of their historic textile collections. All three institutions have considerable holdings of locally produced and worn textiles and clothing. The Council on Library Information Resources has been funding projects “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives”. The final result will be posted on the web so that scholarship will know of our holdings. Recently the Pennsylvania Historical Society has cataloged the Goschenhoppen Historians’ manuscript document collection in another project funded by the Hidden Collections projects.
The textile project will be funded by the grant for eighteen months. During this time a full-time cataloger will be employed to work at all three sites. But we will need volunteers to assist the cataloger in getting items out and mounting them for photography and returning them to their proper place. We are looking for a number of volunteers to assist in this project, because, as we all know, “many hands make light work.” Nancy Roan has graciously consented to lead this project as a volunteer, but will need all the help available. She will appreciate any help that comes forward. In addition, she will be contacting some of you to help in this project. The Goschenhoppen Historian’s phone number is 215-234-8953.
Once the schedule has been set-up within the next month, we will let you know.
We will certainly welcome all who can give some of their time during the next year and a half to help bring some of our hidden collections to the attention of the wider scholastic world.
- Alan Keyser