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Tours by appointment only, $5 suggested donation per tour participant.
Please call ahead to schedule a tour, 1-2 business days notice preferred.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Phone: 610-683-1589
22 Luckenbill Road
Kutztown, Pa 19530

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

If you are a teacher looking to bring a class for a field trip, please use our School Reservation Request Form. If you are a Kutztown University faculty member, please use this KU Class Form.


The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University is an open-air folklife museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Pennsylvania German heritage. Located on the historic Sharadin Farmstead on the Kutztown 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 classes in Pennsylvania German dialect through the KU modern language department. An extensive research library is available for all who wish to conduct genealogical, historical, linguistic and cultural research. The Heritage Center is also the proud home of several regular publications, including Hiwwe wie Driwwe, the world's only Pennsylvania German dialect newspaper, the Pennsylvania Dutch Dialect Calendar Series in partnership with Masthof Press and the Annual Volume Publication Series, which showcases premier research in Pennsylvania German Culture. 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.

 

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

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 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Tractor demonstrations, music, food, vendors. More info at www.oldtimeplowboys.com.


June 29-July 7, 2019
Kutztown Folk Festival (10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, 8 p.m. on weekends)
Visit us at the One Room Schoolhouse, the Barn Star painting demonstration, and the folk art exhibition.


Now Showing!

March 1 - November 3, 2019

Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars

A collaborative effort between Glencairn Museum and the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Glencairn invites a diverse audience to engage with religious beliefs and practices, past and present, with the goal of fostering empathy and building understanding among people of all beliefs.

https://glencairnmuseum.org/exhibitions-full/2019/3/1/hex-signs-sacred-and-celestial-symbolism-in-pennsylvania-dutch-barn-stars


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