January 27, 2015

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 on the Collections Catalog tab to go to the  online catalog. 


 Goschenhoppen on Facebook

Click on our Facebook name below, to go into Facebook.

Goschenhoppen Historians Facebook


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 YouTube.com, and you can click here to view it.   The host is Bob Wood, a Board of Directors member of the Goschenhoppen Historians.


2015 Folk Festival

Time to mark these dates on your calendars:  The 2015 Folk Festival will take place on Friday & Saturday August 7 & 8.  More info will follow leading up to this great Festival.

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 2014 And 2015.



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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June 7 - The Annual Spring Frolic

 Events similar to last year are for everyone,

including a Baking Contest for Visitors

November 7 - 'Researching Family History' Symposium

Information presented includes the Civil War,

Hessian Soldiers, Germantown, and Fraktur

More information of these events will be coming shortly.

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PA German Textile History Conference


The Schwenkfelder, Mennonite Heritage Center and Goschenhoppen Historians invite you to a one-day Pennsylvania German textile history conference, scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015 (snow date, Saturday, February 28) in the meeting room of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center.  The cost of the conference is just $30 and will include what is certain to be a delicious lunch!


We will have several speakers lecturing on aspects of our local textile history including Alan G. Keyser, on Pennsylvania German weaving; Ann Hermes, on Pennsylvania patchwork pillowcases; Nancy Roan, discussing and showing an extraordinary group of local 19th and 20th century quilts; Joel Alderfer, on Mennonite textiles; Caitlin Harvey, on Victorian clothing;  and Candace Perry, on Schwenkfelder townscape needlework pictures.  


Register soon by calling Joanne Jalowy at 215-679-3103 or emailing joanne@schwenkfelder.com. Seating is limited. Save your place soon for what is sure to be a terrific textile day! 


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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 redmens_hall@goschenhoppen.org.