Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Lecture: “Powder Homs of the Pennsylvania Frontier”, November 11, 1995 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Lecture: “The Henry Clay Furnace, Lancaster County: An Archaeological Perspective”, October 10, 1995 Candlelight Christmas Tours, December 7-8, 1995 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Lecture: “Superstitions, Folklore and...
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Conrad Weiser Homestead

Discover the excitement of frontier America by visiting the home of Conrad Weiser (1696-1760), the celebrated colonial diplomat, judge, community planner, farmer, church leader, soldier, and Pennsylvania’s foremost Indian treatymaker. Weiser mediated peace between Pennsylvania and the Iroquois Nation. Throughout 1996, which marks the three hundredth birthday of the famous peacemaker, the...
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Shorts

“Working Under Wires,” examining the work – often unseen or unnoticed by the public – that ensured safe, reliable, and economical public transportation, will remain on exhibit at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington through December 1997. The exhibition focuses on the men and women employed by trolley companies as operators, mechanics, track crews, overhead wire and signal...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro First Pennsylvania Regiment Flintlock Shoot, July 14, 1996 Family Craft Day, July 21, 1996 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Revolutionary Times at Brandywine, September 15, 1996 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Battle of Bushy Run Reenactment, August 3-4, 1996 Living History Weekend, September 14-15, 1996 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Family...
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Finding a Light in the Forest: Conrad Weiser Homestead

More than any other, Conrad Weiser (1696-1760) captured the imagination of the Pennsylvania German community during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a time when its leaders asserted its right to be considered a major participant in the building of America. The veneration he was accorded led to the creation in 1923 of the historic park bearing his name and interpreting his...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 3, 1996 Christmas at the Homestead, December 8, 1996 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Chadds Ford Candlelight Christmas Tours, December 1, 1996 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Christmas at Cornwall Iron Furnace, December 5-6, 1996 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Apple Dumpling Festival, October 12, 1996 Christmas at the...
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Presence from the Past: A Gift to the Future Through Historic Preservation

The United States is a nation and a people on the move. It is in an era of mobility and change … The result is a feeling of rootlessness combined with a longing for those land­marks of the past which give us a sense of stability and belonging … If the preservation movement is to be successful, it must go beyond saving bricks and mortar. It must go beyond saving occasional historic...
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Letters to the Editor

A Weiser World Philip E. Pendleton’s article “Finding a Light in the Forest: Conrad Weiser Homestead” in the summer 1996 issue brought back many happy boyhood memories. One of the rays of that light, I think, was kindled by my grandfather, the Reverend P. C. Croll. He suggested to the Historical Society of Berks County in 1921 that the new owner of the Conrad Weiser Homestead,...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Independence Day Program, July 4, 1998 Summer Sundays Interpretive Programs, July-August, 1998 Fall Nature Program, September 27, 1998 Candlelight Tours, October 10, 1998 Architectural Heritage Day, October 18, 1998 Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 1, 1998 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford “Revolutionary Times at Brandywine”, September...
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A Kentucky Frontiersman’s Pennsylvania Roots: The Daniel Boone Homestead

Mere mention of the name Daniel Boone conjures images of an American icon: trailblazer of the Wilderness Road, preeminent Kentucky frontiersman, defender of early settlements, a crack shot with a long rifle. Boone’s real and folkloric exploits are so well-known that his character is often overlooked, as is the fact that his personality took shape during a boyhood not spent in...
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