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Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Historian Patrick Donmoyer will speak about and sign copies of his book, “Powwowing in Pennsylvania:

Braucherei & the Ritual of Everyday Life,” 1 p.m. Oct. 12, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Patrick Donmoyer will reveal traditional Pennsylvania Dutch ritual folk healing practices and the insights they provide into the development of a distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Donmoyer is director of Kutztown University’s Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center.

The Pennsylvania Dutch, aka Pennsylvania Germans, moved from Germany (mainly the Palatine region) to America in the 1700s or early 1800s. Most early settlers of present-day Lehigh County came from Germany.

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