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Honoring Heritage. Continuing the Journey.
ANNUAL FUND BOOSTED BY $5,000 MATCHING GIFT The final month of Annual Fund 2011-2012 has arrived. Through the generosity of a friend of the Heritage Center, we were once again challenged with a matching gift in the last quarter of the campaign. This means that for each dollar received in the final quarter of the campaign, a dollar is matched: that doubles each one dollar gift to a $2.00 gift! With this great boost we hope to successfully reach our $166,000 Annual Fund goal by March 31.
heritage facilities. Furthermore, the Annual Fund helps to ensure our admission-free status. We work very hard at being both inspiring and informative in all the many areas of our public work. Our exhibitions, professionally produced in-house, tell the story of our local and Schwenkfelder heritage. Our educational programs further interpret the story to people of all ages. Our library and archives provide open and available resources for researching family and Schwenkfelder history.
As of the end of January 2012, we have reached nearly $140,000, which means Please consider us for your support is we need $26,000 over the next two months to reach our target. deeply appreciated and urgently needed— The Schwenkfelder Library & Heri- donate today to the SLHC Annual Fund tage Center is an independent, non-profit or- Campaign. You will find an opportunity to ganization. Annual Fund donations pay for a participate online at www.schwenkfelder.com substantial portion of our operating costs, or use the form on the back page of the supporting our staff, keeping the lights and newsletter to include with your check. heat on, and maintaining our precious
Campaign concludes March 31, 2012
VOLUNTEERS TO BE RECOGNIZED The Board and Staff of the Heritage Center will hold a Volunteer Recognition Brunch on Saturday, April 28, at 10:00 am. Volunteers: please write this date on your calendars now!
the object collections. And we mustn’t forget the faithful corps who come out when we need the newsletters labeled. ALL our many volunteers are extra special to us— and we want to thank them for all they do.
Our volunteers are involved in almost all aspects of the operations of the Heritage Center—and each person holds a vital position for the health of the SLHC. We have a great cadre of workers greeting visitors at the front door, welcoming them and helping them discover the treasures of the Heritage Center. Other important work includes ongoing cataloging of our archive and book collections and assistance to our Curator in setting up exhibits and caring for
The brunch will include our “worldfamous” pancakes made by Executive Director David Luz as well as sausage, fruit, and a selection of “goodies” to enjoy! Special entertainment this year will be provided by Doug and Wendy McClure singing old favorites and leading a sing-along. Mark your calendars now and watch your mailboxes for your special invitations! 1
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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FRAKTUR Through February 28
SCHWENKFELDER DAIRIES OF MONTGOMERY AND BERKS COUNTIES Through April 1
Much of this work is seldom seen in exhibition, as it is outside of the acknowledged folk art genre of fraktur due to greater emphasis on calligraphy and message. Stop by for this special glimpse of some of the earliest fraktur in our collection and learn how it paved the way for later, better known work by other artists.
In the Library Hallway take a look at the great collection of Schwenkfelder dairy artifacts, recently donated to SLHC by Ellis Kriebel. Ellis also prepared historical information on the dairies to accompany the collection. We think you'll be moooooved by this little dollop of local farming heritage!
HOME AND AWAY: PENNSYLVANIA, MAINE, and MARYLAND’S EASTERN SHORE Watercolor, Drybrush, and Acrylic Paintings by Bradley Hendershot Through February 26
LOVE, PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH STYLE March 4 – October 1 There’s a universal language of love, and the Pennsylvania Dutch spoke it, albeit with a German accent! Visit our First Floor Gallery and discover a collection of charming artifacts that reflect love and romance among our Schwenkfelders and other Pennsylvania Germans. There will be a bevy of beautiful wedding dresses, plus some unexpected treasures from our fraktur and scherenschnitte collections, our portrait collections, and of course, at least a couple of wonderful quilts and other textiles. Join us for this heart-warming, heartfelt show of affection!
MRS. MESCHTER’S QUILT VISITS JAPAN! We are delighted to report that one of our excellent quilts is now experiencing international fame at the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival at the Tokyo Dome. This nine-day festival is planned and operated by the NHK Educational Corporation in Japan, and is host to hundreds of thousands of visitors. Our quilt, made sometime after 1880 by Palm resident and Schwenkfelder Matilda Meschter, is part of the exhibition entitled in English, “Hexagon – Eternal Piece.” Mrs. Meschter’s quilt, in absolutely stellar condition, is one of 15 American quilts that is accompanied by 22 contemporary Japanese quilts. Shelly Zegart, renowned American quilt scholar and organizer of the quilts here in the States, says, “Your quilt is one of the favorites of the NHK organizers-tabe-san.” Thanks, Shelly, and we are so glad that our quilt is bringing joy to the people of Japan!
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THE MAYBURRY FAMILY AND THE EARLY PENNSYLVANIA IRON INDUSTRY DAN GRAHAM Sunday, February 26, 2012, 2:00 pm This program is free and open to the public
Join us Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm in the Heritage Center Meeting Room for an illustrated presentation by noted iron industry researcher Dan Graham.
BOB WOOD: NEW PAINTINGS March 25 – August 26 Bright colors, simplified forms, and unsophisticated brushwork combine to present a painterly interpretation of farm and garden. These bold paintings present the artist’s unique approach to visual representation of the familiar local landscape. This vibrant, exuberant collection is sure to make our Meeting Room sing with light and color, so be sure to stop in and spend some time with our good friend Bob’s unique vision.
Like the Potts, Rutter, and Bird families, the Mayburry family played a major role in the development of the early Pennsylvania iron industry. Establishing an iron dynasty, four generations of Mayburrys were involved in the family iron works on the Perkiomen Creek, owning huge tracts of land and affecting the local economy. Dan Graham will discuss the Mayburry family and their involvement in this Pennsylvania industry. A researcher in early Pennsylvania iron history, Graham holds a B.S. from West Virginia University and an MPA from George Washington University. He is retired and lives in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
ARCHITECTURE IN CONTEMPORARY HOOKED RUGS AND TRADITIONAL FOLK ART March 18 – September 7 Join us for an exhibition of marvelous contemporary hooked rugs and selections from our collection inspired by architectural motifs. Artist and rug designer Susan Feller is curating a collection of hooked rugs made by her and fellow rug hookers, plus using her wonderful eye to choose accompanying works from the Heritage Center collections that reflect the use of architecture in folk art. On view in particular will be the glorious Schwenkfelder townscape wool needlework pictures. If you are interested in learning more about rug hooking and trying it for yourself, we will be hosting a workshop with Susan toward the end of the exhibition. Contact Candace Perry for more information!
UPPER PERKIOMEN VALLEY BASEBALL MEMORABILIA April 15 – October 1 Once again we feature our annual exhibit of local baseball memorabilia: photos, uniforms, baseballs, and bats for a special spring exhibition in the hallway between the Local History Gallery and the Library. The local leagues played an important recreational role throughout the Perkiomen Valley in the early and mid 20th century. Be sure to stop by and take a stroll down memory lane!
Heritage Headlines SPRING FAMILY WORKSHOPS Weaving Craft Project March 6, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Weaving was an important part of 18th century Schwenkfelder life. We will make a small weaving project that you can use as a coaster or very small decorative wall hanging. Architecture in Folk Art March 20, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm As a companion to our Architecture in Folk Art exhibit, we will explore different representations of buildings in hooked rugs and folk art drawings and create a mixed media architecture project. Decoupage April 10, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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Family Workshop cost is $5.00 per participant/workshop unless otherwise noted. Registration information is available at www.schwenkfelder.com or call 215-679-3103 or email email@example.com Preferred ages 6 – 12 Mixed Media Painting May 8, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Inspired by the artwork of Bob Wood featured in our Meeting Room Gallery this spring, we’ll create a mixed media painting. Intro to Bookbinding: Pamphlet and Five Stitch Techniques May 22, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Inspired by two decorative decoupage and hand painted plates in our Love Pennsylvania Dutch Style exhibit, create a decoupage project reflective of people and objects important in your life. Students are encouraged to bring copies of family photos or pets to use in their project.
Perfect for beginners, make two soft cover books in our workshop using a simple signature stitch and a 5 stitch stab binding. Both books you may use as journals, scrapbooks, or to write your own stories!
Slip Decorated Pottery April 24, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are interested in our Family Workshops and cannot come during our set dates and times, we can offer you the same program during nonpublic school hours at an alternate date and time during the month. Our group minimum is 5 participants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-679-3103.
Learn basic techniques of sgraffito (scratching into a clay surface) and decorating with slip (liquid clay) that the PA Germans used to create the beautiful dual colored pottery in the Heritage Center’s collection. Make a small hand built clay project.
Egg Tree Workshop Saturday, March 24 10:00 am – 12:00 pm $8.00/participant We’ll begin by reading the family Easter classic The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous and make a cotton wrapped tree to use as an Easter centerpiece to hang your decorative eggs. This workshop is perfect for families, elementary age students, and adults. To register, please contact Rebecca Lawrence, Museum Educator, email@example.com or call the Heritage Center at 215-679-3103. Please register by March 17.
Beginner-Advanced German and Latin for Homeschoolers Taught by Allen Viehmeyer on Wednesdays and Fridays $50.00/month; 12 hours of instruction March session: 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 April session: 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, May 2, 4 May session: 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, June 1 Beginner-Advanced German and Latin courses are offered on a month by month basis throughout the school year for homeschoolers from September through May. To accommodate the busy schedules of our parents and students, we offer two options for classes: 10:00 am – 11:30 am or 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Wednesdays and 10:00 am – 11:30 am or 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Fridays, completing a total of three hours of instruction per week and eight classes per monthly session.
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Summer Youth Programs Traditional Pennsylvania German Crafts
Book and Paper Arts
June 26-29, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Ages 6-12, $80/participant Register by June 19
Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 1:30 – 3:00 pm, $100/participant Register by July 5 Ages 10-18
From basket weaving to decorative illuminated manuscripts, pierced and painted tin to fabric weavings, this class will survey the variety of PA German crafts in the Heritage Center’s collection. Learn the history behind the traditions and create a small woven basket, a fraktur, a tin punch project, and a small weaving inspired by the historic crafts.
PA German Folk Music Ensemble Wednesdays and Fridays July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm $10/session; 7 sessions per month Ages 8-18; some experience required with an instrument Register by June 30 We are hosting a folk music ensemble where you have an opportunity to learn about the history of PA German folk music and gain additional experience performing with others! Simple arrangements of traditional American, German, and PA German tunes will be provided. Bring your own instruments and voices! Beginners welcome. To be a part of our ensemble, R.S.V.P. with the name of the instrument and how long the student has played the instrument by June 30 to Rebecca Lawrence, Museum Educator, at her email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Heritage Center at 215-679-3103. GERMAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE FOR ADULTS Allen Viehmeyer, Instructor Evening classes are available for adults wanting to improve their reading knowledge of German. Courses will be taught by Allen Viehmeyer, Associate Director of Research. Classes meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. $80.00 per participant. For dates and additional information, please contact Rebecca Lawrence, Museum Educator, at 215-6793103.
On Thursdays in July and August, join us as we investigate the many various forms of creating decorative paper and bookbinding techniques inspired by the variety of decorative book covers, bindings, and bookbinding equipment in the Heritage Center collection. In this survey class, make decorative papers including marbled and paste papers, learn how to sew multiple pages together to make a book, and make personal hard cover books. The class will also review different types of book cloth, printed and handmade papers, sewing techniques, and learn basic bookbinding vocabulary. Discounts provided to multiple immediate family members who register together. PA GERMAN DIALECT CONVERSATION GROUP Upcoming conversations on Thursdays: March 15 April 19 May 17 June 21 Open to the Public, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Meeting Room Our group meets on a month-to-month basis to discuss topics in PA Dutch! There's no charge to join our conversation group and no R.S.V.P is required. We provide coffee and tea during the meeting. Topics for conversation change each month. Questions can be directed to Museum Educator Rebecca Lawrence email@example.com or call 215-679-3103.
“Mer wolle widder Deitsch Schwetze”
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FIRST NIAGARA SUPPORTS ANNUAL FUND 2011/2012 WITH MAJOR GIFT First Niagara generously donated a leading gift to our Annual Fund Campaign 2011/2012. Their gift of $3,000 will help the general operations of the Heritage Center. A check was presented to Board President Gerald Heebner and Executive Director David Luz by Jonathan Wagner, Branch Manager, Red Hill Branch, First Niagara, and Alfred D. Galanti, Investment Portfolio Manager, First Niagara Private Client Services, and J. D. Smith, Wealth Advisor. “The Annual Fund Campaign represents over 45% of the Heritage Center’s annual income,” noted Board President Gerald Heebner. “The strong support of First Niagara for this campaign demonstrates their firm commitment to the community, the Heritage Center, and to the preservation and interpretation of the heritage of the Perkiomen Region of southeast Pennsylvania.” “First Niagara recognizes the importance of supporting the neighborhoods and communities where we do business," stated Red Hill, Branch Manager, Jonathan Wagner. "It is our hope that this gift will not only provide the much needed support for the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, but inspire other businesses and individuals throughout the region to step up and provide the necessary funding for this and similar valued heritage organizations.” Recognition and sincere appreciation goes out to First Niagara for their generous The check presentation (left to right): David Luz (SLHC), Gerald Heebner (SLHC), Jonathan support. Wagner (First Niagara), Al Galanti (First Niagara), and J. D. Smith (First Niagara).
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY
A QUERY FOR OUR READERS
CDs Pottstown News obituaries, 1921-22 – donated by Mike Osiol.
Schultz descendant Jean Schneck is searching for more information about the Enos Newman family or for paintings by Enos Newman (1832-1910). Newman was a Schwenkfelder descendant himself through the Newmans and the Krausses, who moved to Manassas, VA, after the Civil War. Eventually, he returned to East Greenville, where he lived on the family farm.
Books Mills of the Goschenhoppen Region, Elmer Graber Stahl, Gloria Stahl Woodland. Martin Bucers Deutsche Schriften, volumes 13-14. A Religious History of the American People, Sydney E. Ahlstrom – donated by Robert D. Schenkel. Philadelphia Places on Paper: Selections from the Eli P. Zebooker Collection, compiled by Bruce Laverty and Erin Kuykendall – donated by Rebecca Lawrence.
He died while visiting his son, also Enos, in Washington D.C., and is buried there. Enos Senior is known to have made extraordinary scratch eggs in the 1890s for the children of Benneville Shultz of Hereford Township, Berks County, which are in the SLHC collection. Enos’ son Oliver by his first wife, Augusta Walser, was an “ornamental painter” in Manassas, and also owned a hardware store. Please contact Candace Perry at SLHC if you have any further information about this interesting family.
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LIKE FISH IN THE SEA: The Religious Heritage of the Pennsylvania Germans, 1683-1800 A one-day workshop for general audiences Saturday, April 21, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm $40.00 per person, Lunch and refreshments included Matters of faith brought many Germans to these shores in the 18th century and sustained them in their darkest times. For them and even for others who came for non-religious reasons, their faith was a part of daily life, an aspect of their lives that cannot be separated from them when we study their heritage. In this one-day workshop of presentations on the varied Protestant groups that settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th century, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the “faith landscape” of these Pennsylvania pioneers in a casual and convivial atmosphere. We will be featuring 45-minute discussions of each group by our excellent roster of speakers, all of whom have expertise in PA German history, religion, and culture. Included in order of the population size of the groups, we will start first with the “church Germans,” the Lutherans and Reformed groups; then move on to the varied Anabaptist groups; then Moravians, Schwenkfelders; and lastly, the mystical Pietist groups including Ephrata and the Woman of the Wilderness. Dr. David Kriebel, author of the superb book Powwowing Among the Pennsylvania Dutch; A Traditional Medical Practice in the Modern World, will serve as our leader for the day and also will provide the presentation on the mystical pietistic groups. Among our other speakers is Mennonite historian John L. Ruth, slated to speak on the Anabaptist groups (Mennonite, Amish, and Brethren); our own Dr. Allen Viehmeyer, who will speak on the Schwenkfelders; and our good friend and PhD candidate Lucas Kriner will present on the Reformed Church. The segments will allow attendees to compare and contrast the experiences of the groups. Our moderator will assist with transition and commentary to further the audience’s understanding of the impact of faith on the colonial Pennsylvania Germans and how it shaped their lives and lifestyles. This program will be an excellent introduction to anyone who has an interest in Pennsylvania German culture, genealogy, or religion in general, and will serve as a good jumping off point for further research and exploration by audience members.
SCHWENKFELDER HERITAGE TOUR CANCELLED The Schwenkfelder Heritage Tour 2012 has been cancelled because of a lack of sign-ups. Enough interest was expressed, however, that Allen Viehmeyer and David Luz will explore options for a 2014 Heritage Tour. Please watch the newsletter for upcoming announcements of specific dates.
QUILT RAFFLE WINNER As part of our 10th Anniversary festivities this past fall, the Heritage Center raffled a beautiful quilt made by Board member Sara Borr. Response was outstanding and a special thank you is extended to everyone who bought raffle tickets. The winner was local resident Lucy Kern—congratulations! Lucy (and her grandson Dustin, in image to right) loves the Heritage Center and is a wonderful spokesperson for our many programs and exhibits. A special thank you to Sara for providing the quilt for raffle.
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SPRING LECTURE SERIES As is our custom, we are offering a variety of lectures in various formats. The popular Brown Bag lunches are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon. Bring your lunch—beverages provided—and enjoy a free lecture while you eat. These lectures are normally repeated the following Sunday at 2:00 pm. Both Wednesday and Sunday programs are free and open to the pubic. Wednesday, March 14, noon and Sunday, March 18, 2:00 pm Christopher Heydrick: Schwenkfelder Physician by Candace Perry Christopher Heydrick (1770 –1856), descendant of Balthasar Heydrick and Maria Hoffrichter, was perhaps the first Schwenkfelder to study at a university, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1792 with a degree in medicine. In 1819 he moved to Mercer County where he spent the rest of his life. Come and learn more about this man’s interesting life and career. Wednesday, April 11, noon and Sunday, April 15, 2:00 pm The Diaries of David Shultze and his Cousin Christopher Schultz by Allen Viehmeyer The eye witness accounts by David Shultze and his cousin Christopher Schultz are intriguing tales of the Atlantic crossings of the 1733 and 1734 Schwenkfelder immigrant groups. This illustrated lecture looks closely at the story behind their diary accounts and highlights other documents related to the voyage. Wednesday, May 9, noon and Sunday, May 13, 2:00 pm Early Upper Montgomery County Schools: 1720 – 1850 by Bob Wood The Pennsylvania state government mandated a system of township schools with its legislation of the Free School Act of 1834. Local schools had already been operating for a hundred years before the advent of “free schools”. This illustrated lecture will highlight the location and setup of many local schools before the days of the “one-room” schoolhouse.
Wednesday, June 13, noon and Sunday, June 17, 2:00 pm Schwenkfelders and Moravians: A Shared Hymn Tradition. by Allen Viehmeyer Moravians and Schwenkfelders had lived side by side, pursued livelihoods, and worshipped in Herrnhut / Berthelsdorf for some eight years until 1734 when the Schwenkfelders left for Pennsylvania. Seven years later Moravians and Schwenkfelders were again living and worshipping within twenty miles of one another in colonial Pennsylvania. Learn how these two groups used and perpetuated the Bohemian Brethren hymnal – its hymn texts, tunes, and their organization – in Saxony and Pennsylvania.
DOWSING TRADITIONS AND STORIES Back Porch Seminar Sunday, March 25, 2:30 pm 2:00 pm—Annual Meeting: Friends of the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center “Did you know that dowsing can be used for water divining, home and garden, archeological searches, earth mysteries, health and wellbeing and much, much more?” – American Society of Dowsers website. Join us for a fascinating afternoon with three dowsers: Keith Schaffer of Exeter Township, John Grubb of Bally, and Leroy Bull, President, American Society of Dowsers, who will tell us of their dowsing experiences. Candace Perry will moderate this panel discussion.
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Spring 2012 Programs and Events February 26 – 2:00 pm Early PA Iron Industry
April 24 – 1:30 pm Family Workshop: Slip Decorated Pottery
March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 Beginner-Advanced German and Latin for Homeschoolers
April 28 – 10:00 am Volunteer Recognition Brunch
March 6 – 1:30 pm Family Workshop: Weaving Craft Project March 14 – noon, March 18 – 2:00 pm BB Lecture: Christopher Heydrick: Schwenkfelder Physician
May 9, 11, 16, 10, 23, 25, 30, June 1 Beginner-Advanced German and Latin for Homeschoolers May 8 – 1:30 pm Family Workshop: Mixed Media Painting
March 15 – 2:00 pm PA German Dialect Conversation Group
May 9 – noon, May 13 – 2:00 pm BB Lecture: Early Upper Montgomery County Schools: 1750 – 1850
March 20 – 1:30 pm Family Workshop: Architecture in Folk Art
May 17 – 2:00 pm PA German Dialect Conversation Group
March 24 – 10:00 am Egg Tree Workshop
May 22 – 1:30 pm Family Workshop: Intro to Bookbinding
March 25 – 2:30 pm Dowsing Traditions and Stories
June 13 – noon, June 17 – 2:00 pm BB Lecture: Schwenkfelders and Moravians: A Shared Hymn Tradition
April 10 – 1:30 pm Family Workshop: Decoupage April 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, May 2, 4 Beginner-Advanced German and Latin for Homeschoolers
June 21 – 2:00 pm PA German Dialect Conversation Group June 26 to 29 – 10:00 am Summer Youth Program: Traditional PA German Crafts
April 11 – noon, April 15 – 2:00 pm BB Lecture: The Diaries of David Shultze and his Cousin Christopher Schultz
July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 – 1:30 pm Summer Youth Program: PA German Folk Music
April 19 – 2:00 pm PA German Dialect Conversation Group
July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 – 1:30 pm Summer Youth Program: Book and Paper Arts
April 21 – 8:30 am Religious Heritage of the PA Germans
Spring 2012 Exhibits Through February 26, 2012 Home and Away—Artist Bradley Hendershot Meeting Room Through February 28, 2012 Eighteenth Century Fraktur Fraktur Gallery Through April 1, 2012 Schwenkfelder Dairies of Montgomery and Berks Counties Library Hall Display Cases March 4 – October 1 Love, Pennsylvania Dutch Style Art/Local History Galleries
March 18 – September 7 Architecture in Contemporary Hooked Rugs and Traditional Folk Art Fraktur Gallery March 25 – August 26 Bob Wood: New Paintings Meeting Room April 15 – October 1 Baseball Memorabilia Library Hall Display Cases
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YES, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE….SUPPORT ANNUAL FUND 2011/2012 The 2011/2012 Annual Fund Campaign is doing very well at providing funding that is absolutely essential for day to day operations of the Heritage Center. The donations are made by generous friends like you who have a commitment to Perkiomen region and/or Schwenkfelder heritage and who recognize the refreshing and important role of independently funded non-profit libraries and museums. Honor someone by designating your gift in their name, or make a gift in memory of someone whom you desire to remember in a special way. If you prefer, an anonymous donation is possible. Just fill out the form below or contact us at 215-679-3103 or www.schwenkfelder.com. The Annual Fund Campaign concludes on March 31, 2012! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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