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New Events and the November Brendle Symposium

September 21, Thursday - 'Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania:

18th and 19th Centuries'


October 19 - 'Musings of an Old Man: Pastor Henry Mehchior Muhlenberg reflects on his life.  First person portrayal.


October 7, Saturday - 'Schpuck Nacht' at the Antes Plantation


November 4, Saturday - Brendle Symposium:

Early trades of the PA Dutch'

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NEW! Goschenhoppen Historians Blog


The Goschenhoppen Historians are pleased to announce the inaugural posting

of its new blog. This blog will begin with previously published articles from

The Goschenhoppen Newsletter and The Goschenhoppen Region.





We hope readers will find the articles interesting and informative.

 Comments and inquiries from our readers are welcome.

Please check periodically for new postings.

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The Spring Frolic, held at the Henry Antes Plantation on June 4, 2017, was a great success, and the pies were again outsanding!

"Beginner's Luck" played a role in many of our kitchens, but when it came to baking, there was a lot to be said for the old adage "Practice makes Perfect".  For the winners of our 'Traditional Pie' category, both were true.  Garnet and Laverne Boyle teamed up late Saturday night to make their first ever blueberry pie.  The tied with Festival bkaer Diane Berg.  Diane also entered a blueberry pie that was perfectly crusted.  Both blueberry pies received the maximum score from the judges.

Within the 'Cake-Pie' category, Joanne Kintner won with her classic funny cake.  The third category was 'Non-Traditional Pies', which was won by Nan Danielson with her Kentucky Chocolate Chip.

This year's winners were rewarded with hand turned wooden bowls, painted in beautiful colors, made by Anne Grassberger.  Special thanks to our judges who willingly sat down to the judging table with forks in hand, and left the groaning board with very full bellies!  The judges were:  Upper Frederick Township Supervisors Scott Rakowski and William Tray, and Upper Frederick Township Fire Chief Dennis Bolognese.

Once the judging ended, all Frolic attendees were treated to the pies, not leaving a crumb to be found.  Other bakers included Jennifer Fink, Linda Dyke, Ruth Austin, and Laura Keppely.

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Thanks to your support in all of the events, symposiums,

and the Folk Festival over the years, the Historians

will continue to identify, preserve, and disseminate

the Pennsylvania German folk culture and history

of the Goschenhoppen region.


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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 and Museums are 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.













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