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Collections and Exhibits

First Floor Galleries

The World at Our Feet: Celebrating 40 Years of the Valley Soccer Club
June 1 - November 3, 2019

The Heritage Center has a special exhibit lined up for the summer and fall months in the First Floor Galleries titled "The World at Our Feet: Celebrating 40 Years of the Valley Soccer Club" with guest curator Michael Freed. A soccer coach, super fan, and collector Freed will be sharing his collection in this exhibit that will trace the history of the Club, local soccer in general, and provide an overview of the sport nationally and globally through his amazing collection. If you're a fan of this worldwide sport or a novice who wants to learn more, this is an exhibit for you!

Christmas Putz
November 15 - February 28, 2020

Visit us this winter for our Christmas Putz, a Heritage Center tradition. As in the recent past, we'll have several mini putzes to show the breadth of our wonderful collection, a gift of the late Ron Treichler.

Watch the birdie:
Our Fine Feathered Friends in Folk Art and Needlework

November 22 - May 1, 2020

Birds are a recurring motif in Pennsylvania Dutch folk art - in fraktur, in wood carving, in pottery - birds can be found spreading their wings everywhere. This exhibit will focus on the artistic folk drawings and Berlin wool embroideries decorated with birds.

Meeting Room Gallery

Signature Quilts
June 14 - November 8, 2019

Our summer quilt exhibit will focus on locally made signature or friendship quilts from the Heritage Center. We are fortunate to have a number of these significant quilts in the collection and it is a great opportunity to show them together in one gallery. Ranging from the important "fraktur quilts" with calligraphy by local scriveners to quilts with stamped and embroidered names, this exhibit will be a treat for quilt lovers and historians. And who knows? You may find an ancestor's name on one of them!

Fraktur Gallery

Three Centuries of Sewing Tools
May 6 - September 27, 2019

Sewing tools range from the eminently practical to the exquisite and whimsical. This exhibit will showcase examples from the Heritage Center and private collections of pincushions from the 18th to 20th centuries; workboxes; and other related tools and equipment for home use. We will be featuring an extraordinary collection of handmade buttonhole hatchets and tin quilt templates from a private collection.

Go for Baroque: Pennsylvania Fraktur in the 18th Century
October 18 - March 27, 2020

The baroque style was found throughout Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries and was characterized by elaborate ornamentation that is often described as "extravagant." Though extravagant is hardly a word that can be used to describe the fraktur of the Schwenkfelder and Mennonite schoolmasters of the 18th century, the complex detail in the decoration and elaborate penmanship on these fraktur show the inspiration of the European style. By the late 18th and early 19th centuries, this influence faded and fraktur began to have more of the Pennsylvania folk appearance that defines it today. This exhibit will feature examples of the baroque style in fraktur from the Heritage Center's extensive collection.

First Floor Wall Cases

The Woodland Snoopy Collection
November 15 - February 28, 2020

This year's special display is going to the dogs—and one dog in particular, Snoopy! Come see what Snoopy has in store for you. You'll leave with a warm fuzzy feeling! After all, "Happiness is a warm puppy."

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