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The Goschenhoppen Region
Historian Aaron Heckler
is a lifelong resident of the Goschenhoppen Region who has spent the last 20 years collecting, researching and sharing the history of this portion of southeastern Pennsylvania.
Aaron currently serves as library director for the Goschenhoppen Historians and has presented numerous illustrated programs for that organization. He is the author of Glimpses of the Past: Picture Postcards of the Goshenhoppen Region and Beyond as well as daily posts on his facebook page, Southeastern Pennsylvania Postcard History.
Historian Robert Wood
is a lifelong educator, artist, and writer who taught English in the public schools for over 30 years.
Bob is a past board member of the Historical Society of Montgomery County where he edited their Bulletin. He is on the Board of Directors of the Goschenhoppen Historians and an active member of that group. Additionally, he is a member of several local historical and heritage organizations and is President of the New Hanover Historical Society where he has published four books on township history which record and interpret the local Pennsylvania Dutch folk-culture.
Father Dubbs' Calling
Father Dubbs' Education
Father Dubbs' First Funeral
Pennsylvania Dutch scholars
William J. Frey, Alfred Shoemaker, and Don Yoder
wrote and edited a series of publications about Pennsylvania German life and culture from 1949 through 1997. These excellent resources are now available online thanks to the efforts of Franklin and Marshall College and Ursinus College.