William Woys Weaver, photo by Rob Cardillo

A Colorful Folk Lecture Series


“As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine”

Tuesday, June 23
6:00 pm, Copeland

Celebrated food historian and cookbook writer William Woys Weaver delves into the history of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine to sort fact from fiction in the foodlore of this culture. Book signing follows lecture. $5 per Member. $15 per nonmember. Reservations encouraged.

Cutwork picture of two soldiers, attributed to the Sussel-Washington Artist, probably Lancaster County, PA, ca. 1776. Winterthur Museum 2013.31.102

“Enemy Captives in Revolutionary Lancaster, Pennsylvania, during the War for Independence”

Thursday, June 25
12:15 pm
, Rotunda

Washington College history professor and author Ken Miller explores revolutionary Pennsylvanians’ frustrating encounters with their earliest British prisoners during the first year of the Revolutionary War. Members free. Included with admission. Book signing to follow.

Mark Loudon, photo courtesy University Communications, University of Wisconsin–Madison

“The Language of Pennsylvania German Folk Art”

Thursday, July 9
12:15 pm, Rotunda

Traditionally, most Pennsylvania Germans were trilingual. Mark Louden, professor and co-director, Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison, discusses the linguistic diversity of Pennsylvania German society, past and present, drawing on fraktur, textiles, and other objects from the Winterthur collection. Members free. Included with admission.

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