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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc.
    for the 50th Festival have started We hope to see you there on August 12 13 2016 The corn harvest just completed The Corn Husking Bee will be ready at the 2016 Festival 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 Did you see the new LIBRARY tab On the Home Page Preparations for the 50th Folk Festival 2016 Casting Cannons in the Revolutionary War Period Cannon casting techniques and production in S E Pennsylvania May Monthly Program May 19 7 30 pm in Red Men s Hall SPRING FROLIC Pie Baking Contest June 5 at Antes Plantation Folk Festival August 12 13 at Antes Plantation and our Welcome Museums The Folklife Museum and Library and the Country Store at Red Men s Hall Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane PA are now CLOSED for the Winter

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Contact
    Links Bookstore Books for Sale Ways to Give Financial Donations Material Donations Bequests Contact Us Red Men s Hall 116 Gravel Pike PO Box 476 Green Lane PA 18054 215 234 8953 Board of Directors Ron Alderfer Susan Cook William Daley Joshua Fink Alan Gouldey Walter Hockman Norman Hoffman Edward Johnson Gayle Jones Joanne Kintner Nancy Roan George Spotts Chair of Board Edward Szapacs David Tuttle Robert Wood Officers Edward Johnson President William Daley First V Pres Joanne Kintner Second V Pres Susan Cook Secretary David Tuttle Treasurer Office Manager Jodie Ritto You may e mail the Historians at redmens hall goschenhoppen org Have a general comment or question Please use our Contact form below to get in touch Name Email Your message Word verification Did you see the new LIBRARY tab On the Home Page Preparations for the 50th Folk Festival 2016 Casting Cannons in the Revolutionary War Period Cannon casting techniques and production in S E Pennsylvania May Monthly Program May 19 7 30 pm in Red Men s Hall SPRING FROLIC Pie Baking Contest June 5 at Antes Plantation Folk Festival August 12 13 at Antes Plantation and our Welcome Museums The Folklife Museum and Library and the Country Store at Red Men s Hall Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane PA are now CLOSED for the Winter season They will re open on April 10 2016 and will be open on the 2nd 3rd Sundays of the month until they close again in October Special arrangements for a tour may be made by calling Red Men s Hall 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

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Goschenhoppen Historians
    the ways the Historians accomplish this mission For more than 40 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 Pennsylvania German architecture in the mid 18th century and in recognition of Henry Antes contributions to Colonial America The restoration of the house is nearly completed and the master plan for the property has been prepared For years the goal of the organization was to have a place of its own to keep alive the Pennsylvania German folk culture and to educate the public The Antes Plantation is that place We look forward to the continued support of the members and friends of the Historians as we continue with our mission Did you see the new LIBRARY tab On the Home Page Preparations for the 50th Folk Festival 2016 Casting Cannons in the Revolutionary War Period Cannon casting techniques and production in S E Pennsylvania May Monthly Program May 19 7 30 pm in Red Men s Hall SPRING FROLIC Pie Baking Contest June 5 at Antes Plantation Folk Festival August 12 13 at Antes Plantation and our Welcome Museums The Folklife Museum and Library and the Country Store at Red Men s Hall Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane PA are now CLOSED for the Winter season They will re open on April 10 2016 and will be open on the 2nd 3rd Sundays of

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Annual Award of Merit
    was presented with a framed fractur certificate recognizing her many contributions to the preservation of Folk Culture and the History of the Goschenhoppen region Betty was accompanied at the ceremony by her husband Charles daughter Nancy and sons in law Tom Dunn and Pete Menio Following the presentation Betty shared numerous anecdotes about Alice Reiner and her many years of portraying her at the Folk Festival and to varied audiences Betty Krauss came into the role of Alice Reiner or Alice the Wanderer out of necessity when the Folk Festival found itself without an Alice a staple of the annual event Already an accomplished actress with local theatre groups Betty had also performed in the Goschenhoppen Historian s first and only stage production Um Die Schicta Menscha Fonga or The Traveling Detective Ably directed by Harold Bean Director of The Pumpernickel Players a dialect performing group well known throughout southeastern Pennsylvania Betty joined with other Historians members to put on two standing room only sell outs on the Redmens Hall stage Several of those who participated are no longer with us but Betty Norm Hoffman and our own Dutch ingénue Joanne Kint ner are still active members of the Historians Betty was more than willing to take on the role of Alice as she remembered as a young girl seeing Alice at her Grandparents farm She studied old newspaper accounts and spoke with older members of the community who remembered Alice to get a feel for her mannerisms her clothing and her manner of speech Over the many years she portrayed Alice she constantly strived to present her in an accurate manner not as a caricature of a bedeviled soul Her understanding and compassion for Alice always stood out Beyond her portrayal of Alice at the annual Folk Festival Betty has taken Alice to countless speaking engagements at churches schools service clubs and historic society meetings At each of these presentations Betty has been the face and the voice of the Goschenhoppen Historians and our goal of keeping the unique past of the Goschenhoppen region alive and well For all this and the many years she has shared her love of the Pennsylvania Dutch culture with everyone with whom she has come in contact the Goschenhoppen Historians presented the Award of Merit for the year 2012 to Mrs Betty Krauss Congratulations Betty Bill Daley Did you see the new LIBRARY tab On the Home Page Preparations for the 50th Folk Festival 2016 Casting Cannons in the Revolutionary War Period Cannon casting techniques and production in S E Pennsylvania May Monthly Program May 19 7 30 pm in Red Men s Hall SPRING FROLIC Pie Baking Contest June 5 at Antes Plantation Folk Festival August 12 13 at Antes Plantation and our Welcome Museums The Folklife Museum and Library and the Country Store at Red Men s Hall Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane PA are now CLOSED for the Winter season They will re open on April 10 2016

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Membership
    are held on the third Thursday evening of each month in the restored turn of the century meeting room of Red Men s Hall in Green Lane Pennsylvania Guest speakers present varied programs throughout the year on subjects such as traditional Dutch cooking Pennsylvania German Architecture local potteries township histories genealogy folk medicine Pennsylvania German religious sects and the American Revolution There is also a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas party in December You are invited to become a member of the Goschenhoppen Historians Inc and receive the monthly newsletter and other periodic mailings and announcements of events Membership categories are as follows 25 00 Single 40 00 Family 60 00 Contributing 1 Complimentary ticket to Folk Festival 100 00 Patron 2 Complimentary tickets to the Folk Festival 250 00 Life Individual Complimentary Admission to all Folk Festivals upon presentation of Membership Card 350 00 Life Couple Complimentary Admission to all Folk Festivals upon presentation of Membership Card To become a Member or to renew your Membership enter your information on the below form Remember to mail your check Annual Membership Form Did you see the new LIBRARY tab On the Home Page Preparations for the 50th Folk Festival 2016 Casting Cannons in the Revolutionary War Period Cannon casting techniques and production in S E Pennsylvania May Monthly Program May 19 7 30 pm in Red Men s Hall SPRING FROLIC Pie Baking Contest June 5 at Antes Plantation Folk Festival August 12 13 at Antes Plantation and our Welcome Museums The Folklife Museum and Library and the Country Store at Red Men s Hall Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane PA are now CLOSED for the Winter season They will re open on April 10 2016 and will be open on the 2nd 3rd Sundays of the month until they

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: FAQs
    historical society This organization is located in a geographical area known as Goschenhoppen This area was originally settled by the Lutherans Reformed Dunkards Mennonites Catholics and Schwenkfelders Where is Goschenhoppen This name refers to a geographical region established in the folk mind and noted on early surveyors maps It has no political boundaries and is not a political unit The region might be identified as the area encompassing the northern half of the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries Some researchers believe the name Goschenhoppen is a Pennsylvania Dutch variation of the name of a local Native American chief who lived in this area Who puts on the Folk Festival The Folk Festival is put on by the membership of the Goschenhoppen Historians All are volunteers What else are the Historians involved in The Goschenhoppen Historians projects include the on going restoration of the Henry Antes House and Plantation museum acquisitions publishing and collecting and archiving local historical data of all sorts The Historians are also involved with a number of fundraisers throughout the year including the annual Folk Festival and the Christmas Market Did you see the new LIBRARY tab On the Home Page Preparations for the 50th Folk Festival 2016 Casting Cannons in the Revolutionary War Period Cannon casting techniques and production in S E Pennsylvania May Monthly Program May 19 7 30 pm in Red Men s Hall SPRING FROLIC Pie Baking Contest June 5 at Antes Plantation Folk Festival August 12 13 at Antes Plantation and our Welcome Museums The Folklife Museum and Library and the Country Store at Red Men s Hall Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane PA are now CLOSED for the Winter season They will re open on April 10 2016 and will be open on the 2nd 3rd Sundays of the

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Upcoming Events
    s Shop Carpenter s Shop Manuscript Collection Contact Us Directions Red Men s Hall Antes Plantation Folk Festival Collections Catalog Related Links Bookstore Books for Sale Ways to Give Financial Donations Material Donations Bequests Events Calendar Monthly View 30 April 2016 March 30 April 2016 May Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 13 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 14 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 17 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Default All Categories Show events from all categories Did you see the new LIBRARY tab On the Home Page Preparations for the 50th Folk Festival 2016 Casting Cannons in the Revolutionary War Period Cannon casting techniques and production in S E Pennsylvania May Monthly Program May 19 7 30 pm in Red Men s Hall SPRING FROLIC Pie Baking Contest June 5 at Antes Plantation Folk Festival August 12 13 at Antes Plantation and our Welcome loadposition search Museums The Folklife Museum and Library and the Country Store at Red Men s Hall Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane PA are now CLOSED for the Winter season They will re open on April 10 2016 and will be open on the 2nd 3rd Sundays of the month until they close again in October Special arrangements for a tour may be made by calling Red Men s Hall 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

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: 2016 Spring Frolic
    Manuscript Collection Contact Us Directions Red Men s Hall Antes Plantation Folk Festival Collections Catalog Related Links Bookstore Books for Sale Ways to Give Financial Donations Material Donations Bequests 2016 SPRING FROLIC just one of the events ATTENTION PIE BAKERS THIRD ANNUAL PIE BAKING CONTEST June 5 2016 At the Spring Frolic Antes Plantation Three Categories of Pies 1 Traditional Pies with lids crumbs sweet strips etc 2 Cake Pies Funny Cake Shoo fly etc 3 Non Traditional graham cracker crust cream fillin g PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED Details to follow in Newsletter on Website The Goschenhoppen Historians P O Box 476 Green Lane PA 18054 www goschenhoppen org Did you see the new LIBRARY tab On the Home Page Preparations for the 50th Folk Festival 2016 Casting Cannons in the Revolutionary War Period Cannon casting techniques and production in S E Pennsylvania May Monthly Program May 19 7 30 pm in Red Men s Hall SPRING FROLIC Pie Baking Contest June 5 at Antes Plantation Folk Festival August 12 13 at Antes Plantation and our Welcome Museums The Folklife Museum and Library and the Country Store at Red Men s Hall Routes 29 and 63 in Green Lane PA are now CLOSED for the Winter season They will re open on April 10 2016 and will be open on the 2nd 3rd Sundays of the month until they close again in October Special arrangements for a tour may be made by calling Red Men s Hall 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

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