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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 for a reservation form at heritage@kutztown.edu.


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

December 2, 2017
Christmas on the Farm (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dare to visit the Belsnickel... Seasonal demonstrations, craftspeople and artisans, food, Christmas carols, and more at this free event!

March 10, 2017
PA German Zammelaaf - Lebanon High School (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Free Admission. PA German speakers, singers, food, traditional arts and crafts, and childrens activities.
The Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf (a word that means "gathering") was started on January 3, 2012. The mission of the Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf is to promote and preserve Pennsylvania German culture, language, and heritage.

March 24, 2018
Easter on the Farm (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Boasting children's crafts, hearth cooking, demonstrations, vendors, wagon rides, and free Easter Egg Hunts, Easter on the Farm is a time to celebrate PA Dutch Easter Traditions.
Egg Hunts are at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 10 years.

COMING IN 2017!
Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Braucherei & the Ritual of Everyday Life
This lavishly illustrated work introduces Pennsylvania's tradition of ritual healing, known as powwow (or Braucherei in Pennsylvania Dutch), combining a diverse array of prayers, gestures, and the use of everyday objects, these rituals are used for healing the body, protection from physical and spiritual harm, and ensuring good outcomes in everyday affairs.

Preorder your copy to be one of the first to receive this publication!

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