May 23, 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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Events - 2012
August 10 & 11 - 45th Annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival at the Antes
Plantation: Theme - The Pennsylvania Long Rifle, Colonial Road.
September 22 - Henry's Field (See below for details)
December 1 & 2 - Christmas Market (see below for details)
December 8 - Members Christmas Open House at the Antes Plantation
Christmas Market - December 1 & 2, 2012
All goods Authentic!
Saturday, December 1 - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 2 - Noon to 4:00 pm
The Goschenhoppen Historians host the Christmas Market at Red Men’s Hall, 116 Gravel Pike (near the intersection of Rtes. 29 and 63) in Green Lane. All three levels of Red Men’s Hall are transformed into a Christmas wonderland. The bakers of the Goschen-hoppen bring all manner of specialties from their kitchens and ovens. The sales tables in the Bake Sale and Kum Esse Corner on the first floor groan under the weight of cookies, cakes, pies, candies, granola, and chow-chow. Special Ground Hog cookies, Ginger Horses, Belsnickls Clear Toy Candy and Hannah Clemen’s Honey Cakes are just a few of the local recipes used to make these Pennsylvania Dutch treats.
The second floor meeting room is stocked with sale items by local artists and Goschenhoppen Folk Festival craftsmen. Vendors of vintage Christmas items and unusual and historical books are also located here. The sales take place amidst beautifully decorated Theme Christmas Trees, and a magnificent Christmas Garden with standard gauge trains.
The Country Store on the first level on Route 29 is decorated as it would have been in years past. Toys, games, dolls, and books are on display. A life-size Belsnickel is sure to scare you as you enter the store. Fresh roasted peanuts and Clear Toy Candy are offered for sale.
The third floor Folklife Museum has recreated Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas folk practices based upon local folklife informant interviews and folklife research. Here you will find a fir tree in the Schtubb (parlor) decorated with period appropriate materials circa 1860. Traditional Christmas gifts (Grischtkindel ) of cookies, clear toy candy and oranges brought by Der Chrischtkindel (the Christ Child), not Santa Claus, are on display in the 1860 Cookstove Kitchen and the 1820 Hearth Kitchen in the museum.