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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: 2012 - Pennsylvania Long Rifle
    expensive to make slow to load each had its individual bullet mold they could not be fitted with bayonets and were rather delicate for the rough and tumble of military service Most of the patriots firearms in the war were muskets not rifles although there were rifle companies Although often called Kentucky rifles flintlock long rifles were made by German settlers in Southeastern Pennsylvania Maryland and the Shenandoah Valley The term Kentucky rifle came from a popular song about the battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812 In that battle 5 000 Southern militia armed with rifles and under the command of Andrew Jackson devastated a much larger invading British army which was fresh from defeating Napoleon at Waterloo The song celebrated the Kentucky rifle not because it was made in Kentucky but because it was used by Kentuckians The tune became the campaign song for Jackson s 1828 successful bid for the presidency and remained popular through his two terms Hence the term Lancaster was the center of the rifle making craft although rifles were made throughout the region Ironically although the Moravians in Bethlehem and Nazareth were pacifists they were among the earliest rifle makers Specific dates are hard to ascertain but the Pennsylvania flintlock longrifle evolved between 1725 and 1750 Flintlock production generally ceased around 1830 with the invention of the percussion cap Most all Pennsylvania gunsmiths were stockers The locks were imported from Europe and the barrels were made here in specialized mills The stocks fittings brass patch boxes and the other bits were fashioned here by the gunsmith and his apprentices The smith s main creation was the wooden stock of walnut or popularly curly maple and cherry There was no small skill involved in crafting the final product They could and sometimes did make the locks and barrels here but it was more cost effective to import them from England Too it is doubtful that the colonists could make spring steel A rifle required three reliable steel springs and steel making in America was at most in its infancy Present day gunsmith Randy Konrad who works at his home on Paper Mill Road in northern Douglass Township notes that It takes about150 hours to complete a flintlock rifle This time can go up significantly depending on furniture added such as an elaborate patch box or decorative inlay work such as a compass rose on the cheek piece Also carving and engraving also can run up the time for a stocker such as myself Even if every hand motion has meaning it still takes significant time due to the care required at each step Even a small slip up can severely damage the final product I fabricate the nose piece lugs pins etc There is significant finish work on all brass furniture Brass castings butt plate trigger guard side plate are rough and foundry fresh and require final shaping and polishing Thimbles hold the ramrod tail piece sights trigger plate barrel tang all

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: 2011 - Bake Oven
    colonial housewife s life her day revolved around the bake oven Bakin g day was the day to bake the week s worth of rye bread fresh fruit pies Kuchen and also dry some of the seasonal fruit for t he upcoming long winter months Bread was mixed and set to rise in large round loaves often weighing between 5 7 pounds early in the morning Kuchen or yeast raised pastries were mixed pies were assembled in shallow dishes and fruit sliced onto drying trays Soon after the final rising of the bread dough the baking would commence The dying coals of the wood fire would be scraped out of the beehive oven the brick hearth quickly swabbed clean and the loaves and pies set to bake After removing the last of the baked goods the drying trays would be set in the oven to take advantage of the fading heat An article about the Bake Oven was published in The Morning Call newspaper on 8 12 11 To read the complete article click here Enjoy a few photos of Bake Oven at the Antes House Plantation 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

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Festival Photos
    Antes House Video A Myth Dispelled FAQs Antes House Tour Museums Red Men s Hall Christmas Market Photos Library Country Store Museum Folklife Museum Blacksmith 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 Festival Photos Photos from previous Folk Festivals are posted in the drop downs tabs Click on a tab and enjoy 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 Museum Video The Goschenhoppen Historians museums are open to the public but are currently closed for the winter However if you aren t able to visit in person a new

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Photos - 2011
    Period Clothing Antes Plantation House Restoration Revolutionary Encampment Antes House Video A Myth Dispelled FAQs Antes House Tour Museums Red Men s Hall Christmas Market Photos Library Country Store Museum Folklife Museum Blacksmith 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 FOLK FESTIVAL 2011 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 Museum Video The Goschenhoppen Historians museums are open to the public but are currently closed for the winter However if you aren t able to visit in person a new video was made and is now available on YouTube

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Photos - 2012
    Period Clothing Antes Plantation House Restoration Revolutionary Encampment Antes House Video A Myth Dispelled FAQs Antes House Tour Museums Red Men s Hall Christmas Market Photos Library Country Store Museum Folklife Museum Blacksmith 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 Festival Photos 2012 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 Museum Video The Goschenhoppen Historians museums are open to the public but are currently closed for the winter However if you aren t able to visit in person a new video was made and is now available on YouTube

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: More Photos
    Restoration Revolutionary Encampment Antes House Video A Myth Dispelled FAQs Antes House Tour Museums Red Men s Hall Christmas Market Photos Library Country Store Museum Folklife Museum Blacksmith 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 More Festival Photos Shown below are more Festival photos courtesy of Andy Howell 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 Museum Video The Goschenhoppen Historians museums are open to the public but are currently closed for the winter However if you aren t able to visit in person a new video was made and

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Period Clothing
    Folklife Museum Blacksmith 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 Period Clothing Period Clothing is worn by all volunteers at the Folk Festival In order to distinguish the costumes samples of each century for both men and women are detailed Click here for the 18th Century Men s Costumes Click here for 18th Century Women s Costumes Click here for 19th Century Men s Costumes Click here for 19th Century Women s Costumes 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 Museum Video The Goschenhoppen Historians museums are open to

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  • Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. :: Antes Plantation
    Henry Antes House and the adjacent grounds The Antes House is located in the township of Upper Frederick PA and is also the Historic House Museum of the the Goschenhoppen Historians Inc Designed and built by Henry Antes in 1736 this massive stone building is an excellent example of Germanic settlement houses Two and one half centuries after its construction the building is remarkably well preserved With its steep roof containing two floors in the attic three room floor plan and massive internal fireplace this pre 1760s house preserves rare evidence of early cultural traditions in the settlement of the colonies The house was also the site of frequent evangelical and political meetings held to promote understanding among colonists of different religion culture and race The Moravian school established here is recognized as one of the first interracial nonsectarian schools in the state of Pennsylvania 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

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