Opening of Mahantongo Heritage Center

The Hermitage Open House

Saturday, August 25

11 am to 4 pm

75 Grove Road

Pitman, PA 17964

Featuring the public opening of the new Mahantongo Heritage Center, the only museum dedicated to the folk traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch in the Mahantongo Valley.

See 17 display areas of furniture, crafts, tools, clothing, photographs and music of the Mahantongo Valley, long recognized for its unique Pennsylvania Dutch culture.

See the new spinning and weaving studio showing how flax is processed to make linen.

See the 1758 Moravian Gemeinehaus (community house), moved from the Indian missionary settlement of Nain in the Lehigh Valley and rebuilt.

Eat fabulous Pennsylvania Dutch baked goods prepared at the Hermitage’s 200-year-old bake oven.

Tour the largest colletion of vernacular folk buildings in the region.

The Hermitage- home of the Harmonists. Come see where the spirit and the earth unite.

It’s free.

Contact: Johannes Zinzendorf


This museum is not affiliated with the Gratz Historical Society.


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One Response to Opening of Mahantongo Heritage Center

  1. pansy michaels says:

    Am interested in the collection of Don Yoder’s music from the mahantongo valley which I understand has been made available on c.d. Please advise on how to obtain cpoies of the recordings. Thank you.

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