This presentation will be overview of the history of the Underground Railroad in Montgomery County, focusing on how the PA Germans played an important role during one of our country’s most important times. We will touch on specific properties, individuals, symbolism and beliefs.
About the Instructor: Ryan J. Conroy:
Ryan has volunteered with multiple local non-profit organizations and businesses in providing historical research, and has authored articles for magazines, websites and blogs. He serves as Vice President of the Spring-Ford Area Historical
Darius Puff is a retired Berks County police officer, having served with the Boyertown Police Department for aprox 32 years with the last 20 as Chief of Police. He is a Penn State grad with an Associate Degree in Community Service and a BS in criminal justice. A few years prior to retirement he became involved in giving talks about his Native American heritage to various civic groups in his area. He decided to add to his life long love
This program is for anyone interested in starting beekeeping. We will be talking about how and what you need to get started in beekeeping.
Learn about the costs and the time investment needed in order to be successful. We will also cover how to take care of the bees – from your starting set up to the basics of honey extraction to treating and overwintering your bees. The program will help you make an informed decision of whether or
“Coat of Blue” an egg tempera on wood panel, is among Jon Bond’s art on display at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville,PA, October 18 through December 18, 2022. Photo Courtesy of Bond Customart.
On Display in our Lapp Gallery is local Artist Jon Bond.
“The gentle declivities surrounding my art studio in northern Berks County are no better or worse than others, but they are the places I know best.” Jon Bond
“Nothing is Everything” Art Exhibition at the Mennonite Heritage Center
Two sessions -10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration fee – $40; $36 for MHC Members
Enjoy a unique opportunity to view and study twenty-four of the most interesting quilts in our collection, assembled over the last 47 years, up close in a small group setting. The selected quilts date from 1814 to about 1940!
Participants will also learn about the makers and their world, and the fabrics, styles and patterns unique to quilts made in this region –
Join us along side Vince Ryan as he demonstrates orgegalkid kits. Vince will demonstrate an organ that can construct and deconstruct itself. Orgelkids is a real instrument: a pipe organ that you build and play. Perfect for a wide variety of settings—classroom, library program,
retirement community, outdoor festival, private parties, pipes & pinot.
Cross-curricular presentation: team building, history, archeology,
science, organizational skills, tactile, and music.
Suitable for ages 5-95!
Built and played in full concert settings, uniquely with the duo
Millers Variety Store was a thriving business in Souderton.
Henry O Souder’s home. Credited as the founder of Souderton after he donated land to the railroad and business thrived.
The Independent Newspaper which originally printed in German.
Souderton Historic Village- My name is Joann Johannsen. I spent the most happy hours of my childhood in my father’s
workshop. Our neighbors called my father, William F. Johnson,” Mr Fixit”. My father taught
Joanna Mell will take her audience on a Christmas tour around the world, discovering the many ways that Christmas is celebrated in other lands. Joanna will be playing familiar carols and tunes on her harp, and singing in five languages, as well as weaving engaging stories. There will be a sing-along at the end. This program is for people of all ages and is family-friendly.
Joanna Mell is an accomplished performer on both the traditional and contemporary harps, and uses the
Alice Chung graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1996. More on Alice Chung HERE
She was born and raised in Seoul Korea and has Master Degree and Bachelor Degree of Science from Seoul National University. Art has been part of her life so finally became a professional artist and worked as a professional artist for 28 years in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey area and also in Korea at Hyundae Art Gallery. Since she graduated from PAFA