Goschenhoppen Historians


Incorporated in 1965, Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. is a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to the folklife concept in the collection , preservation, and dissemination of the knowledge of the history and folk culture of the Goschenhoppen region and surrounding communities of Southeastern Pennsylvanian.  Monthly meetings, symposiums, the museums at Red Men's Hall, the annual Folk Festival, and other events at the Antes Plantation are some of the ways the Historians accomplish this mission.  For more than 50 years the authentic recreation of the folk culture, trades, and home skills have been demonstrated at the annual Folk Festival.  Red Men's Hall houses a local folk life museum, country-store museum, a research library and a blacksmith's shop.  The Henry Antes House was acquired in 1987 with one acre of land in Upper Frederick Township and in 2000 an additional 25 acres were purchased.  The Antes House has been designated a National Historic Landmark as an outstanding example of Germanic architecture in the mid-18th century, and in recognition of Henry Antes' contributions to Colonial America.  The house has been restored to its 1755 appearance and a master plan has been prepared.   We look forward to the continued support of the members and friends of the Historians as we continue with our mission.






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