August 01, 2014

NEW 2013 Folk Festival Video

Click here to watch this new YouTube video.


Folk Festival Now Has . . .

 ATM's available on-site!


Textile Catalog

The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, the Mennonite Heritage Center, and the Goschenhoppen Historians have organized, categorized, and displayed their textile collections online.  Click here to access this catalog. 


 Goschenhoppen on Facebook

Our Facebook account is  The Goschenhoppen Historians . Click on the icon to go directly to Facebook

Goschenhoppen Historians Facebook

Check this out for Festival and other information.


Museum Video

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, 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


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!


Monthly Programs

The Monthly Programs tab is now updated for the remainder of 2013 and 2014.



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.


Contact Us!

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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Please join us for the next Goschenhoppen Folk Festival at the Henry Antes Plantation, August 8 & 9, 2014

Good things to know Before You Go to

the Folk Festival at The Antes Plantation

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***  MEAT FOR SALE  ***

As a way to recoup the financial investment of the butchering demonstration, the meats being processed during the Festival will be available for purchase. The meats will be offered at a substantial savings over supermarket costs.  Meat cuts that will be available include fresh pork, ham, bacon, sausage, scrapple, ground beef are available.

An on-line form will be available on July 28.

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And don't forget about our FOLK FESTIVAL APPRENTICE PROGRAM.


We also welcome you to view

our 2012 Folk Festival Photo Gallery,

our 2011 Folk Festival Photo Gallery,

AND check out this new video from last year's Festival!

Gary Phillips's Cookstove Oil Painting

Renowned local artist Gary Phillips painted a picture of a cookstove, which is one of many used at the Folk Festival. This painting will be auctioned by silent bid at the Goschenhoppen Historians' Booksellers stand at this year's Festival. The winning bid will be announced at 5:00 pm Saturday, August 9.

Cookstove Painting

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Welcome to Goschenhoppen!


Goschenhoppen is one of the oldest continuously existing Pennsylvania German communities in America.  This geographic region occupies a small corner of southeastern Pennsylvania in Montgomery County.  The Goschenhoppen Historians Inc., was founded in 1964 in order to preserve the folk culture of this area's earliest immigrant settlers, known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.

Incorporated as an educational organization on June 4, 1965, it has grown and prospered and has met, admirably, the many varied challenges of its social commitment to foster and maintain respect for the ingenuity, faith and determination  of these settlers.


Today, the Goschenhoppen Historians maintain several museums, a library, and offer educational and seasonal events and fundraisers throughout the year.


The Goschenhoppen Historian's Office is located at:

                Red Men's Hall

                116 Gravel Pike

               PO Box 476

                Green Lane, PA  18054

The Antes Plantation and the Folk Festival are located at:

                318 Colonial Road

                Perkiomenville, PA  18074

If you would like more information, call 215-234-8953 or email