Autumn Open House of the Goschenhoppen Museums

Sunday October 8, 2023, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Red Men’s Hall, 116 Gravel Pike, Green Lane, PA

 

We will gather at 1:00 p.m. in the second floor Auditorium for the Welcome and Orientation, followed by “A Short History of the Goschenhoppen Historians, Red Men’s Hall and the Tohickon Tribe #386  of the Improved Order of Red Men” by Edward Johnson, President of the Goschenhoppen Historians. There will also be some light autumn refreshments to enjoy.

Then, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., visitors can explore, at their leisure, the four levels of Red Men’s Hall to see all that our Museum headquarters has to offer. Gordon Gerhart will provide music on our historic organs. The Folklife Museum and Library on the third floor will be open for you to learn more about life in the Goschenhoppen Region in years past.  See the many exhibits and stop by the Library to learn more about Henry Antes and the 1736 Antes House Plantation, the Goschenhoppen Historians’ other historic property and home of the Goschenhoppen Folk Festival. In the second floor Auditorium, be sure to inspect the various paintings of the Goschenhoppen region and skim the titles of a selection of books available for sale from the Goschenhoppen Historians on the table. A docent in the Country Store Museum on the first floor will welcome you to come on in and browse the vast selection of items, both unusual and mundane, representative of items that could be found in a country store in the region in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Finally, you will not want to miss the opportunity to visit the Blacksmith Shop in the basement level of the building, located just off the meeting room.  A recreation of an authentic blacksmith shop, you see for yourself the “tools of the trade” that at one time was so important to the residents of the area.