1928 Pennant at Conrad Weiser Homestead

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During an age of uncertainty, marked by tenuous alliances and shifting allegiances, Conrad Weiser (1696-1760) emerged to become many things to many people: frontiersman, interpreter, treaty-maker, negotiator, Indian agent, and justice. During the French and Indian War, he played a pivotal role as a provincial officer and diplomat. Nearly two hundred years after his death, the Conrad Weiser Homestead in Berks County was restored. The highly landscaped Conrad Weiser Memorial Park was dedicated in 1928 – a ceremony attended by a throng of twenty-five thousand! Souvenirs produced to celebrate the day included a pennant that bears a depiction of a monument honoring Weiser.