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Hiwwe wie Driwwe

Griesse aus Kutzeschteddel! - Greetings from Kutztown! - the home of the Hiwwe wie Driwwe dialect newspaper. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Heritage Center members for their support of Hiwwe wie Driwwe, and the Pennsylvania German dialect preservation efforts of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. 

As many subscribers are already aware, the production of Hiwwe wie Driwwe has moved from its original home in Ober Olm, Germany to Kutztown University. The journal is still published and edited by Dr. Michael Werner of the Private Archive for Pennsylvania German Literature in the Pfälz, however production, printing, and distribution is now being done in partnership through the Heritage Center at Kutztown. We believe that this change in location will continue to serve the readership of subscribers to Hiwwe wie Driwwe, and offer a quality, affordable dialect newspaper for all readers of Pennsylvania German language in North America and Europe.

We are offering a 2 year subscription, consisting of 4 issues, to Hiwwe wie Driwwe for just $12. Please consider offering your support of this quality publication and its mission to promote and preserve the dialect by becoming a subscriber. Please print and fill in the form below to begin your subscription. Forms should be sent with payment to the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University (Checks made payable to Kutztown University) at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown PA 19530.

We are also seeking writers who may be interested in submitting original dialect writings for consideration in Hiwwe wie Driwwe - please feel free to submit content to the Executive Editor at the following address: 

Dr. Michael Werner
Pfannenstiel 13, 
552270 Ober-Olm,

To subscribe, please click the link below to download and print the form.

Hiwwe wie Driwwe Subscription Form (PDF)

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. 

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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

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.

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