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The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is an open-air folklife museum and research center

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Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

Welcome to the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

The Heritage Center is an open-air folklife museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Pennsylvania German folk culture. Located on the historic Sharadin Farmstead on the Kutztown University Campus, the Heritage Center offers access for both the public and KU students to historic buildings and exhibits, a world-class research library collection, as well as seasonal events, conferences, lectures and activities.

The Heritage Center offers tours of the historic site by appointment to individuals, organizations and schools. Please visit the Heritage Center, become a member, and help support the preservation of Pennsylvania German culture.

We hope that you find our site informative, and we would enjoy hearing your feedback. On this site you will find our operating hours, event listings and a brief history about the Heritage Center. We are also a great organization for school/home school field trips and family outings.

Teachers and Parents: please browse around our Resource Center for lesson plan ideas. If you would like to schedule a tour, please email us at heritage@kutztown.edu for availability. Make sure to look for us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! We look forward to your visit.

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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday:
10 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4pm

Tours By Appointment Only
Please call ahead to schedule your tour. 

If you would like to schedule a group tour, please email us at: heritage@kutztown.edu

Upcoming Events

December 1, 2018
Christmas on the Farm (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Visit the Belsnickel... If you dare... Seasonal demonstrations, craftspeople and artisans, food, Christmas songs, and more at this free event! 

April 13th, 2019
Easter on the Farm (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Celebrate the Easter traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Kids crafts, egg hunts, hearth cooking demonstrations, vendors, barrel rides and more! This event is free.

April 27-28, 2019
Old Time Plow Boys Spring Plow Show
Tractor demonstrations, music, food, vendors. More info at www.oldtimeplowboys.com.

Now Available!

We have newly released PA Dutch Calendars for sale - Perfect as a stocking stuffer or small, meaningful gift year round!
Calendars are $12 each, and we can send a copy directly to you for an additional $3 shipping and handling.

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