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Library Collections



    • Pennsylvania German Society Collection
    • Don Yoder Collection

* Records are from the Institut für Pfälzische Geschichte und Volkskunde in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The Pfälz is also referred to as the Palatinate area of Germany where many of the Pennsylvania Germans originated.

Hours of Operation

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

Tours By Appointment Only
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Upcoming Events

June 30-July 8, 2018
Kutztown Folk Festival (10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, till 8 p.m. on weekends)
Visit the Heritage Center at the One Room Schoolhouse at at the Hex Sign demonstration. Check out for details.

July 23-27, 2018
Children's Cultural Camp (9:30 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. daily)
Children ages 6-14 (grades 1-7) eill be provided with an opportunity to learn historic and cultural crafts taught by local craftspeople, as well as a chance to delve into the lives of the Pennsylvania Dutch farm family.

September 22, 2018
Heemet Fescht (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Celebrate the Harvest with vendors, craftsmen, artisans, folklife demonstrations, kids activities, food, music and fun! This event is free!

Now Available!
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.

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