A nice weekend drive

Christmas Market December 1 and December 2 2012

This weekend, take yourself on a short tour and check out local art, local history, and maybe even pick up a few crafts to take home, starting at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg. Exhibits on display include  Dutch Deco: Pennsylvania German Design for the 20th Century,  Miniature Millinery from the collection of Jean Nichols and  Evelyn Schule Paintings.

Then on to Red Men’s Hall, 116 Gravel Pike (near intersection of Routes 29 and 63), Green Lane where the Goschenhoppen Historians are hosting a Christmas Market on all three floors of the Hall, incliuding a bake sale with Pennsylvania Dutch treats as well as cookies, cakes and pies; local artists and craftsmen selling their wares; and a recreation of a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas featuring a fir tree decorated with period appropriate materials circa 1860. You’ll also be able to see Christmas Garden with standard gauge trains and Theme Christmas Tree exhibit. And don’t miss the live music!

End your drive at the Mennonite Heritage Center’s Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale, which opens on December 1st and runs through December 29th at 505 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA. Folk art available includes baskets, carved birds and animals, fraktur and scherenschnitte,  sawdust folks art, pottery, textiles, tin work and woodwork. List of artists at Mennonite Heritage Center website.

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