Reading Pennsylvania Culture
Pennsylvania is one of the best places in the nation to enjoy a view from the comfort of your car. If you want to visit a museum in Berks County, you can't do better than the Lehigh Valley Historical Society, which manages the Pennsylvania State Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania's second largest city. This list of activities in and around Reading and Pennsylvania should give you an idea of what you know better about the city.
The Reading Public Museum also has a collection of items related to the history of the city, such as the Pennsylvania State Museum and the Berks County Historical Society. Most of these objects were collected in the 1920s and provide a great overview of the art and culture of the region.
One might be surprised, then, that the Amish are Dutch PA, but the Mennonites together make up only about one-third of the total population of Berks County. In some cities, there are comparatively few people who speak exclusively English. Dutch is highlighted, but Pennsylvania Dutch can also be heard in a variety of other places, such as Reading City and the Reading Public Museum.
Traditionally, the Germans in Pennsylvania are told that Pennsylvania preserves the American customs of their ancestors, centuries after they first brought them to America from the Old World. German customs that were once almost exclusively translated into English, as evidenced by the use of the word "German" in the names of many of Pennsylvania's most prominent companies and institutions.
Believing in the value of educating workers and their families, Thuns also founded the Wyomissing Polytechnic School in Reading, which eventually became one of the most prestigious schools of its kind in America. To this end, the local newspaper "Der Leseadler" regularly reported on art, culture and lifestyle in and around the city. Dominican immigrants leave New York City for Reading (the photo below even shows a photo of him with his wife and daughter). German immigrants, many of whom rose to social prominence, built, lived in or occupied buildings such as the Pennsylvania Museum of Natural History, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pennsylvania.
This gallery focuses on tribes that once lived in eastern Pennsylvania, such as the Dauphins, Susquehanna, Allegheny, Lehigh, Berks, Lancaster, and Delaware, as well as other tribes.
The Pennsylvania German Society, founded in 1891, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of the Pennsylvania German Society and its descendants. Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. was founded to preserve the knowledge and history of the early immigrants, the "Pennsylvania German." The association is committed to the preservation and dissemination of knowledge about Pennsylvania culture and German. It was built and named after the home of a Penn family from Berkshire, England, Nicholas Scull and William Parsons, who created their own land on the western edge of Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Once home to Reading Railroad, the country's largest railway system, which, as the Monopoly Board reveals, radiated from the city of Reading in all directions. It was also the birthplace of the Pennsylvania German Society and the site of one of Pennsylvania's most important cultural institutions and colleges.
In the 18th century, Penn Square was the seat of the District Court and became a transport hub between Reading and Berks County, served by the Reading, Berks and Allegheny Railroad, as well as the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Railroad. This encouraged industrial growth and in the 17th and 18th centuries the development of a number of industrial and commercial buildings on and around the square.
The Reading Public Museum is now a regional resource that provides an artistic and educational space serving South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Reading Railway Heritage Museum, located north of Reading in Hamburg, has an exhibition on the Reading Railway, Berks and Allegheny, as well as a number of other exhibits devoted to the history and preservation of the Reading Railway.
The annual folk festival in nearby Kutztown reflects the region's Dutch-German heritage. The festival is well known and offers a variety of activities such as music, dance, food and dance as well as a number of other activities. Period - Clothed family members recreate the life of the German peasant families from Pennsylvania who lived on farms from 1780 to 1913. Very well known, the festival enabled a number of events, from music and dance to food and food vendors. It was born out of interest in the history of German-Americans in Pennsylvania during the late 19th century.
The Landis Valley Museum is a nationally recognized living history museum that collects and interprets the history of the country, the culture and culture of Berks County, Pennsylvania, and its people. The Berkshire County Genealogical Society contains the largest collection of Pennsylvania genealogy in the United States, with more than 1.5 million records.