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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

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. At this time, please note that we can only take cash or check payments.

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:

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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