May 18, 2013
Folk Festival - 2013
It may be early, but mark your calendars for the 2013 Folk Festival. It will be held on August 9 & 10, 2013. Please check the Before You Go tab under the main Folk Festival tab, as Admission Prices have increased. And for any students who wish to volunteer at the Festival, there is an on-line form to use -- see the On-line Volunteer Form.
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.
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
is NOW OPEN !
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!
Can You Volunteer?
If so, check out our new
The Monthly Programs tab is now updated for the first part of 2013.
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.
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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Adult Volunteers and Other Volunteers
The Goschenhoppen Folk Festival relies on its volunteer craftsmen and craftswomen to pass on their knowledge. We are deeply appreciative of all the countless volunteers who, over the years, have tirelessly taught novices the step by step processes of their craft.
We are looking for new volunteers who are willing to learn and spend the needed time to hone the skills necessary to become a master craftsperson. Specific requirements may be essential to participate in a particular craft or activity at the Folk Festival. For example, some crafts may require supplying your own tools and equipment, while others may have all the equipment provided to you. The Folk Festival seeks to portray, as accurately as possible, the traditional ways of life in Goschenhoppen. This also refers to gender roles in this community.
Authentic reproduction clothing will be provided to all new volunteers as needed. All volunteers are expected to return all borrowed pieces of clothing in good condition or a replacement fee will be charged.
Besides demonstrating a trade or home skill, other volunteers are needed at the Folk Festival. Positions need to be filled in the concessions and food stands, admission gates, set-up crews, etc. We appreciate all those who offer to help us with all of the tasks that need to be done.
All volunteers at the Folk Festival are admitted by invitation only. The Goschenhoppen Historians reserve the right to screen all volunteers and reserve the right to withdraw an invitation to participate in the Folk Festival.
To find out how you can help, or for more information, please contact us, attention “Folk Festival”.
Click here for our contact information.