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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

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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