PENNSBURG PA – A special exhibit just opened at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center explores the love of Pennsylvania Dutch foods from sausage to scrapple.
“A Culinary Journey from Germany to Pennsylvania” is the latest installment at the cultural history museum and research center, 105 Seminary St. The display, and the center, are free and open to the public. The center operates Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
The new exhibit discovers foods of the Pennsylvania Dutch heritage through historic objects, photos, and art. It includes a traveling poster exhibit titled “Culinary Customs: A Taste of Germany,” on loan from the German-American Heritage Center in Davenport IA. The posters offer visitors an overview of Pennsylvania German food origins.
Also on display are objects, photos, and other information about favorite Pennsylvania Dutch foods: chicken pot pie, scrapple, schnitz un knepp, and pies of all varieties. The exhibit offers a light-hearted approach to the evolution of the best-known and loved Pennsylvania Dutch foods. It covers a period from the time of European settlement in the 1700s, to the use of convenience foods in the 1900s.
The exhibit is made possible, in part, by support from John H. Weber.
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Photo of a painting titled “Grandma’s Kitchen,” created by Jeff Marks and provided
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