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Membership

Memberships constitute the single greatest source of income used to run the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. We are asking you, the viewer and visitor, to become a member.

We need your support now more than ever. Encourage others to join, upgrade your membership class, or even send a small donation. Anything is appreciated and we thank you for your consideration as a member.

There are six membership categories: 

Paerson $25
(Individual) 

Familye (Family) $50
(includes children under 18)

Hunnert Daaler Helfer $100
(Hundred Dollar Helper)

Gross Helfer $100 - $499
(Big Helper)

Hoch Gewwe Glieder $500 - $1000
(Top Giver)

Leweszeit Glieder $2,500 +
(Lifetime Member)

Membership contributions support the Center's educational programs, special programs for school children, seasonal festivals, the development of the Center for our extensive collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts, and for research into Pennsylvania German life and history. Most of all, membership contributions help to keep the culture and traditions alive for our generation and the next!

Please call the Center at (610) 683-1589 for a free, sample copy of our newsletter, membership application and more information. 

You may also download the membership form below. The PDF is interactive and you will be able to type your answers right in the document. After filling in the form, print and mail to the PGCHC. 

Membership Application 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. 

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

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 www.kutztownfestival.com 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.

Order your copy of this wonderful publication today!

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