From its extensive collection of maps from around the globe, the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg has assembled a new exhibit of maps that illustrate southeastern Pennsylvania.
German immigrants living in southeastern Pennsylvania had a variety of farming practices that continue to intrigue scholar and researcher Alan Keyser. He'll talk about them July 13 at a Brown Bag Lunch lecture in Pennsburg.
Making doll quilts kept girls entertained centuries ago. They also helped to hone sewing skills needed later in life. Several doll quilts are featured in a new exhibit at the Schwenkfelder Heritage Center in Pennsburg.
A May 26 virtual lecture by textile experts with the Tennessee Sampler Project will launch preparations for this year's Penn Dry Goods Market, scheduled for June 3-4 at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center in Pennsburg.
The additional funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will pay for support staff to tackle tasks that allow the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center to continue its programs.
The Rev. George Weiss not only served as first pastor of Schwenkfelders in the colonies, he also wrote an extensive catechism for children. Weiss' life and writings are topics of a May 11 scheduled talk.
Many steeped in the culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch knew how to spin a good yarn. Some of their tales became theater productions; a few even landed on Broadway! Learn how in a March 9 discussion.
With a busy period of cleaning and reorganizing behind it, the staff of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center in Pennsburg is ready to greet visitors and show off its newest exhibits.