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The Goschenhoppen Region

Historian Alan Keyser

The Perkiomen and Skippack Township Encampment of the Revolutionary War

The recollections of Maria Keely written in 1846 when she was eighty-three years old.

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.


Perkiomen Railroad Excursion

The Trolley Comes to Green Lane

Willkie Presidential Campaigning in Montgomery County

Franconia Auction


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.


Colonial Potter

Decorated Interior Surfaces

Tinware of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Pennsylvania Corn Choppers - Part 1

Corn Husking Pegs - Part 2

Pennsylvanians Call Thee Mush - Part 1

Pennsylvanians Call Thee Mush - Part 2

Sunrise Mill

The "Window Pane Tax"

A Curious Old Deed

A Voyage Up the Salt River

Bullying is Nothing New

Butchering Day on the Farm - Smoked Meats

Cazenove's 1794 Pennsylvania Travel Journal - Part 1

Cazenove's 1794 Pennsylvania Travel Journal - Part 2

Clover - Part 1

Clover - Part 2

Corncribs were on Every Farm

The Trials of the Early Ministers

Early Church Schools

Fish Wars on the Schuylkill


"Hex Signs" A Fascinating Pennsylvania Mystery

Himmelsbriefen were in Most Homes

To Market - Hucksters

To Market, Selections from Herbert Borneman MS

The Real Story of Mountain Mary - Part 1

The Real Story of Mountain Mary - Part 2

Nicholas Pomp

Pennsylvania Dutch Music and Dance

Daniel B Royer Diaries - Part 1

Daniel B Royer Diaries - Part 2

Daniel B Royer Diaries - Part 3

Thatched Roofs and Rye Straw

Spring Houses were Valuable Additions to the Farmstead

The Swamp Pike

Harvest Home

Building Boom in Brick Barns

The Swamp College in 3 Parts

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.

"The Pennsylvania Dutchman" and "Pennsylvania Folklife" Online