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2014 PA Dutch Calendar is now on sale for $12, plus $3 shipping/handling.
To order, please download a copy of the order form by clicking on the Green Download Arrow below.
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You may also purchase the calendar by visiting our office at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown PA 19530. Please call 610-683-1589 for availability.
The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University is proud to present Volume II of the Annual Publication Series:
Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars
Based upon five years of research and photographic documentation of Pennsylvania Dutch decorated barns, this ground-breaking work is an unparalleled presentation of the areas most publicly acclaimed regional folk art, known as Hex Signs or Barn Stars. With special emphasis on Berks and Lehigh Counties, the current, local landscape is depicted in over 200 color illustrations. Featuring a special foreword by Don Yoder, the most distinguished scholar of Pennsylvania’s folklife, this valuable collection offers the rare opportunity to examine in depth the history, mythology, and cultural significance of these captivating local icons.
Join us as we explore one of the most diverse and colorful expressions of regional culture - full-color and in-depth like never before!
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Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University is Proud to Introduce its First Annual Volume
The Friend in Need: An Annotated Translation of an Early Pennsylvania Folk-Healing Manual by Patrick J. Donmoyer
The annotated Friend in Need offers a facing-page translation, with a facsimile of the original German text on the left, and the English translation on the right. On each page of the English translation, a column of annotations and sources appears next to the English text for ease of exploration. Additional material is featured as a series of appendices, including selections and images of original sources found in the collection of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, consisting of contemporaneous manuscript and printed folk-healing manuals (see above right), as well as facsimiles of related early 19th century protective broadsides such as the “Gypsy Fire-Charm” (see above left). With a comprehensive introduction explaining the history of The Friend in Need and the context of folk-healing, this ground-breaking work is a wealth of information concerning the origins and history of the folk tradition of powwowing in Pennsylvania, and it is available just in time for its bicentennial release at the Kutztown Folk Festival!
Please download and fill out the form below and enclose payment if you would like to order your copy of The Friend in Need: An Annotated Translation of an Early Pennsylvania Folk-Healing Manual.
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