We have a few
We invite you to
join us on a motorcoach tour of “Baltimore, Maryland’s Evergreen Museum &
Library and the Maryland Historical Society” Thursday, October 2, 2014, and
enjoy a dinner at the “Rusty Scupper Restaurant” on Baltimore’s Inner
Harbor. Menu choices are Broiled Atlantic salmon, Maryland crab cake
platter, or Lemon garlic roasted chicken.
Click here for
flyer/reservation form for tour description and details.
August 27, Pennsylvania Esoterica:
Folk Medicine in the Dutch Country
Historian and author Patrick
Donmoyer will present an illustrated presentation explaining the historical and
cultural roots of traditional customs, rituals, and folkways known among the
Pennsylvania Dutch as Braucherei, or Pow-wow. Images of ritual objects,
inscriptions, blessings, and procedures will demonstrate the broad-reaching
scope of folk customs in Pennsylvania throughout three centuries.
September 24, No Meeting
Join us on the front lawn of the
Society's headquarters to view the Ephrata Fair Parade and enjoy hot dogs at the
Society's food stand.
Meetings are held
at 7:00 P.M. at the Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata unless
otherwise stated. Open free to the public.
(In case of inclement weather, Society programs will follow
the Ephrata School District closing schedule.)
NOTE THE TIME CHANGE MEETING WILL BE AT 7:00 p.m.
October 22, In Their Own Words:
The Cocalico Valley's Men and Women of World War II.
Clarence E. Spohn will give a power
point presentation of images, letters, and poetry by some of the local men and
women who served in the war, and whose writing appeared in The Ephrata
Review. These stories were unearthed while researching the author's latest
book What's Cookin' Among our Boys and Girls in the Armed Forces - The
Cocalico Valley and World War II.
Come on in and pull up a chair. Whether you are a
newcomer or an old timer you can get to know us and experience our rich
heritage. The Society was founded in 1957. There is so much to see and learn
about the Cocalico Valley. Visit the
Theodore R. Sprecher Museum
housed in the Connell Mansion in it's Victorian elegance. You will find
thirteen rooms of exhibits with collections from the early 1800's to present
and period room settings. Be sure to see the current feature exhibit. Quite
possibly you may want to do some
research in the library
with its wealth of local history and genealogy. Resource materials range
widely from the standard body of legal and church records to the specific
and unique resources focused on the Cocalico Valley. To get a glimpse of the
collections you can view an
online card catalog which includes files
through the year 2000. Current files can be perused in the library. You have
heard our story, maybe you have one too.
We would love to hear from you.