Calendar of Events for Abington, Montgomery County PA and Surrounding Communities

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Events for Abington and surrounding area
for the next 30 days

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Events for 2/23/19 (Saturday)
SCOTT ALEXANDER
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 2/22/19-2/23/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE Sponsored by: Magical Arts Center
CONTACT: 2676261366   |    EMAIL
Scott's name lit up the marquee as a headliner for over seven years at the illustrious Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Millions became acquainted with his lightheartedness and quick wit in the final rounds of America's Got Talent. Scott has been a special guest on Oprah and featured in People Magazine. The LA times calls Scott's approach to magic "hip, laid-back and refreshing." He was recognized by his peers, last year and honored with The Crandall Award for comedy which is why audiences everywhere Show More...say Scott is just like a magician...but funny!. ...Show Less
Events for 3/1/19 (Friday)
FRED SIEGEL FRED'S MAGIC WORLD IS AN EXTRAORDINARY SHOW
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 3/1/19-3/2/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-626-1366   |    EMAIL
Who: Fred Siegel, Eric Van Wie, The Rosen Sisters (Deborah Rosen and Gail Rosen)

Why: We love magic and wanted to create shows for people to see some cool tricks, have some laughs, and just unwind. If you love magic, you'll love our shows. If you hate magic, you'll still love our shows, since this is not a typical magic show.

What: Fred's Magic World is an extraordinary performance filled with mirth, magic and comical mayhem. The show features magic and comedy acts including a Houdini-like Show More...straitjacket escape, psychic sisters, a baffling memory exhibition, dexterous displays of sleight of hand, comedy improv (like Who's Line is it Anyway), and more! We take the classics of magic that have thrilled audiences for centuries and brings them into the 21st century.. ...Show Less
LECTURE: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/1/19 Time: 3:30-5:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
This lecture, which opens the exhibition of the same name at Glencairn Museum,
is an illustrated presentation about Glencairn's exhibition of Pennsylvania Show More...barn art by Patrick J. Donmoyer, guest curator. Open to the public, there is no charge to attend the lecture nor any need to register.
Donmoyer has spent over a decade researching and photographing decorated barns throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. His survey reveals a diverse and colorful tradition of folk art that illustrates trends in Pennsylvania German folklore, especially as it pertains to beliefs and practices associated with the agricultural lifestyle, religious expression and observations of the heavens.
Donmoyer is director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013)
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch.". ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/1/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/2/19 (Saturday)
FRED SIEGEL FRED'S MAGIC WORLD IS AN EXTRAORDINARY SHOW
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 3/1/19-3/2/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-626-1366   |    EMAIL
Who: Fred Siegel, Eric Van Wie, The Rosen Sisters (Deborah Rosen and Gail Rosen)

Why: We love magic and wanted to create shows for people to see some cool tricks, have some laughs, and just unwind. If you love magic, you'll love our shows. If you hate magic, you'll still love our shows, since this is not a typical magic show.

What: Fred's Magic World is an extraordinary performance filled with mirth, magic and comical mayhem. The show features magic and comedy acts including a Houdini-like Show More...straitjacket escape, psychic sisters, a baffling memory exhibition, dexterous displays of sleight of hand, comedy improv (like Who's Line is it Anyway), and more! We take the classics of magic that have thrilled audiences for centuries and brings them into the 21st century.. ...Show Less
WORKSHOP: PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH TRADITIONAL PAPER STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/2/19 Time: 1-3:00pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Elaine Vardjan and her son Matt Vardjan teach the art of creating folded paper "Froebel stars." This old German paper craft, which comes to us via Pennsylvania Show More...Dutch craft traditions, was popularized in Germany by Friedrich Froebel in the early 1800s. "Star craft" is the art of combining individual stars to make other items, such as crosses, baskets and mobiles. Once you become familiar with the Froebel star, you'll see its basic shape in the patterns of some of the barn stars painted on Pennsylvania German outbuildings. The workshop includes a guided look at Glencairn's featured exhibition, "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars."
No experience needed. $20 per person includes materials. Registration required by 5pm Monday, February 25.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/2/19-3/3/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/3/19 (Sunday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/2/19-3/3/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/5/19 (Tuesday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/5/19-3/8/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/6/19 (Wednesday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/5/19-3/8/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/7/19 (Thursday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/5/19-3/8/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/8/19 (Friday)
GINO MOZZARELLA THE GODFATHER OF MAGIC
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 3/8/19-3/9/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE Sponsored by: Magical Arts Center
CONTACT: 2676261366   |    EMAIL
He's on the lam and wanted for stealing the show! Raised on the mean streets of South Philly, Gino has given up his criminal ways and now makes an honest dollar by thrilling audiences with his world class sleight of hand and his razor sharp wit. In different parts of the world he's known as the Mafia Magician, the Sicilian Sorcerer, or the Cosa Nostra conjurer.

No matter what you call him, you will be thrilled with his special blend of comedy and magic. Gino has performed world-wide in over Show More...35 countries (and he's allowed back into most of them). Catch him if you can.. ...Show Less
LAMB OR LION
Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA 19001 (map)
Date: 3/8/19 WEBSITE
CONTACT: 215-887-6603   |    EMAIL
You may have heard that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Today, we'll talk about all aspects of weather: clouds, precipitation, wind, Show More...storms, and more. Let's hope for good weather!. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/5/19-3/8/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/9/19 (Saturday)
ATG ANNUAL BEEF & BEER!
Willow Grove VFW Post 3612, 305 W Moreland Rd,, Willow Grove, PA 19090 (map)
Date: 3/9/19 Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm    WEBSITE
Sponsored by: ATG Learning Academy
CONTACT: 267-803-1751   |    EMAIL
Join Us for Our Annual Beef and Beer! Eat. Drink. Meat. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Roast Beef, Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Coleslaw, Coffee, Tea & Desserts. Free Beer and Soda. Cash Bar. DJ. Raffle Baskets. 50/50. Door Prizes. Proceeds benefit students with special needs.
GINO MOZZARELLA THE GODFATHER OF MAGIC
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 3/8/19-3/9/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE Sponsored by: Magical Arts Center
CONTACT: 2676261366   |    EMAIL
He's on the lam and wanted for stealing the show! Raised on the mean streets of South Philly, Gino has given up his criminal ways and now makes an honest dollar by thrilling audiences with his world class sleight of hand and his razor sharp wit. In different parts of the world he's known as the Mafia Magician, the Sicilian Sorcerer, or the Cosa Nostra conjurer.

No matter what you call him, you will be thrilled with his special blend of comedy and magic. Gino has performed world-wide in over Show More...35 countries (and he's allowed back into most of them). Catch him if you can.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/10/19 (Sunday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/11/19 (Monday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/12/19 (Tuesday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/12/19-3/15/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/13/19 (Wednesday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/12/19-3/15/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/14/19 (Thursday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/12/19-3/15/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/15/19 (Friday)
THE GREAT KAPLAN ILLUSION, MUSIC, JUGGLING AND DEADPAN COMEDY
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 3/15/19-3/16/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE Sponsored by: Magical Arts Center
CONTACT: 2676261366   |    EMAIL
Inspired by the antics of Keaton, Sellers, Victor Borge, the Smothers Brothers and the illustrious Wile E. Coyote among others, "The Great" David Kaplan welcomes spectators young and old into a wonderfully strange world they will not soon forget. Perhaps Kaplan's most spectacular accomplishment is emerging from the performance in one piece. As his world seemingly crumbles, he manages to tame a rogue bowling ball, juggle furniture, perform feats of prestidigitation, and play melodies on "concert Show More...balloon", turkey baster and his great grandfather's ukulele, -- all to the delight of a charmed audience.

Notable shows include a recent performance as guest 'balloonist' with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and network television appearances on ABC TV's "The View" and "The Statler Brothers Show" on TNN. David has headlined internationally in theatres and on major cruise lines, from Alaska to the Mediterranean to Tahiti. He has also opened shows for renowned performers including Steven Wright, Bobby Vinton, David Spade, Leon Redbone, David Brenner, Harry Blackstone Jr., and the Smothers Brothers.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/12/19-3/15/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/16/19 (Saturday)
THE GREAT KAPLAN ILLUSION, MUSIC, JUGGLING AND DEADPAN COMEDY
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 3/15/19-3/16/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE Sponsored by: Magical Arts Center
CONTACT: 2676261366   |    EMAIL
Inspired by the antics of Keaton, Sellers, Victor Borge, the Smothers Brothers and the illustrious Wile E. Coyote among others, "The Great" David Kaplan welcomes spectators young and old into a wonderfully strange world they will not soon forget. Perhaps Kaplan's most spectacular accomplishment is emerging from the performance in one piece. As his world seemingly crumbles, he manages to tame a rogue bowling ball, juggle furniture, perform feats of prestidigitation, and play melodies on "concert Show More...balloon", turkey baster and his great grandfather's ukulele, -- all to the delight of a charmed audience.

Notable shows include a recent performance as guest 'balloonist' with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and network television appearances on ABC TV's "The View" and "The Statler Brothers Show" on TNN. David has headlined internationally in theatres and on major cruise lines, from Alaska to the Mediterranean to Tahiti. He has also opened shows for renowned performers including Steven Wright, Bobby Vinton, David Spade, Leon Redbone, David Brenner, Harry Blackstone Jr., and the Smothers Brothers.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/17/19 (Sunday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/18/19 (Monday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/19/19 (Tuesday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/20/19 (Wednesday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/21/19 (Thursday)
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/22/19 (Friday)
MIKE MILLER INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN AS A MASTER MAGICIAN AND ILLUSIONIST
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 3/22/19-3/23/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE Sponsored by: Magical Arts Center
CONTACT: 2676261366   |    EMAIL
Mike Miller is internationally known as a master magician and illusionist, combining incredible magic with his imaginative sense of humor. The results being a delightfully entertaining program that you will remember for a long time to come. After experiencing his fast paced laugh out loud show, there will be no doubt in your mind that deception can be fun. Mike's magic and mind reading use plenty of audience participation making the audience part of the magical experience. He's fresh off a recent Show More...tour of China (his fifth), and we know that your laugh and shake your head in amazement when you watch master magician Mike Miller in action.

Opening up for Mike is the one and only Sicilian Sorcerer Gino Mozzarella. Gino's act combines world class sleight of hand with with lots of laughs and "business". The combination of Mike & Gino means that you'll die... laughing.. ...Show Less
EXHIBITION AT GLENCAIRN MUSEUM: HEX SIGNS: SACRED AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BARN STARS
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/9/19-3/22/19 Time: Tu-Fri part of 2:30 paid guided tour or Sat-Sun 1-4:30 donation only    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Of the many cultures that have settled this region over the centuries and put their stamp on our traditions, foods, arts, music, celebrations and language, Show More...one of the least understood-despite its familiarity-is the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), is working to change that. "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," an exhibition opening March 1 at Glencairn Museum that he is guest-curating, aims to crack open the meaning behind this Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition.
"Hex Signs" explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects and related images. Visitors will be able to purchase a full exhibition catalog of "Hex Signs," a collaboration of the Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum for this exhibition.
"The first waves of German-speaking immigrants arrived at ports in Philadelphia in 1683," says Donmoyer, "settling Germantown before spreading throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and, eventually, throughout the United States.
"The Pennsylvania Dutch, whose presence in the region spans five centuries, were highly influential in their agriculture, architecture, language, trades, arts, holiday customs, and religion, and have flavored the distinctive culture of Pennsylvania and beyond."
Donmoyer notes that barn stars-also called hex signs-"are among the most visible public expressions of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. These abstract, geometric depictions of celestial bodies can be found primarily in Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Bucks, and other counties in the region and have come to represent the folk culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch."
"Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" opens Friday, March 1, and runs through Sunday, November 3, in Glencairn's Upper Hall. Visitors may tour the exhibition's artwork, artifacts, historic documents, photographs, and tools of the sign painter's trade 1-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday without a reservation for a suggested donation of $5, Tuesday through Friday as part of the 2:30 guided tour of the castle, as part of other paid guided tours and events or by appointment. Exhibition access is occasionally limited by public and private events; calling ahead of a visit is recommended.. ...Show Less
Events for 3/23/19 (Saturday)
MIKE MILLER INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN AS A MASTER MAGICIAN AND ILLUSIONIST
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, LandMark Plaza, 2840 Pine Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 (map)
Date: 3/22/19-3/23/19 Time: 8 PM    WEBSITE Sponsored by: Magical Arts Center
CONTACT: 2676261366   |    EMAIL
Mike Miller is internationally known as a master magician and illusionist, combining incredible magic with his imaginative sense of humor. The results being a delightfully entertaining program that you will remember for a long time to come. After experiencing his fast paced laugh out loud show, there will be no doubt in your mind that deception can be fun. Mike's magic and mind reading use plenty of audience participation making the audience part of the magical experience. He's fresh off a recent Show More...tour of China (his fifth), and we know that your laugh and shake your head in amazement when you watch master magician Mike Miller in action.

Opening up for Mike is the one and only Sicilian Sorcerer Gino Mozzarella. Gino's act combines world class sleight of hand with with lots of laughs and "business". The combination of Mike & Gino means that you'll die... laughing.. ...Show Less
BUS TOUR: HEX SIGN FOLK ART TOUR OF BERKS COUNTY
Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 (map)
Date: 3/23/19 Time: 9am-5pm    WEBSITE
CONTACT: 267-502-2990   |    EMAIL
Glencairn Museum is opening its March member event to everyone! Join Patrick J. Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Show More...at Kutztown University and author of "Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars" (2013), for an exploration of the "barn star region" of northern Berks County. We will drive through an area with the highest concentration of decorated barns in Pennsylvania, with a special emphasis on the hills and dales of Albany Township and surrounding communities.
Donmoyer, guest curator of Glencairn's featured exhibition, "Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars," leads this tour to discover a wide variety of traditional barn stars, also known as hex signs, and explore the folklore of this diverse and colorful artistic tradition.
$65 per person/$50 Glencairn members, includes continental breakfast & box lunch. Must reserve seat by 5pm Thursday, March 21.. ...Show Less

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