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Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

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Address: 22 Luckenbill Rd, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530-9203
Phone Number:
+1 610-683-1589
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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Welcome to the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. We are a folklife center that preserves and promotes the Pennsylvania Dutch culture and its traditions. The PGCHC provides family-friendly events year-round as well as tours by appointment and educational opportunities, and is an integral part of Kutztown University’s Pennsylvania German Minor Program. The Heritage Center is also proud to publish the only international Pennsylvania Dutch language newspaper, Hiwwe wie Driwwe, and is home to the Kutztown Community Garden and The Heritage Center Kitchen Garden. The Heritage Center Library, the heart of the center for genealogical and historical research, holds hundreds of resources; and our library volunteers are eager to help you find your ancestors. We look forward to your visit.

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Becoming a craft fair

Been coming here since I was a child. It's had its up and downs and the weather can be a big problem. This year it was nice but the amount of German culture is going way down... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Dear Internetland, My family and I were very excited about visiting the German Cultural Heritage Center as a part of our family vacation. We researched the site and saw it advertised to be open Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm. We planned it as our first stop after driving an hour and a half to arrive in Kutztown, PA. Upon... More 

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PGCHC, Office Assistant at Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, responded to this review

Hello, sharpdogs2, We are sorry to hear that your experience at the Heritage Center was less than what you were expecting. We are always happy to have visitors to our site, and do have guests visit to utilize our Genealogical Library, which is open from 10am-4pm, Monday through Friday. While we understand the Google listing is incorrect, there is no... More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Been coming here since I was a child. It's had its up and downs and the weather can be a big problem. This year it was nice but the amount of German culture is going way down. Many of the vendors were from other states. There is still some German items such as the clogging

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Our Family and a visiting family from Chile visited during Festival this past weekend. Heemet Fescht. Everyone really had a great time and enjoyed so many of the demonstrations, Petting Zoo, Kids Activities, Music, Tractor Rides and over all historical information. All the kids and adults enjoyed ourselves. Maybe could have stayed longer. We were there about 3-4 hours.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

My review is not expressly about the center, but about the popular attraction held on the nearby fairgrounds across the street in July. Here, you can sample the many crafts and arts indigenous to Pennsylvania, with emphasis on the culture of the Plain People, commonly referred to as the Amish. There are display buildings and demonstrations that chronicle the olden... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

Decided to check out "Christmas on the Farm" in Kutztown, PA, and I have to say that they put together a nice mix of cultural learning and entertainment in a beautiful country setting. This season "Christmas on the Farm" featured folklife demonstrations, children’s crafts and activities including cookie decorating and ornament making. Along with traditional crafters (the hand-crafted wood ornaments... More 

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Berks County, PA
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Farm is quiet when there aren't event's happening, but you can always go look through the library of Pennsylvania German history books. During Harvest Days, Christmas, Easter, and other times of year the farm comes alive with demonstrations and lots of stuff for visitors to do.

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