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Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country


Sep 21, 2017 – 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

(daily until Oct 29, 2017)

1001 Cathedral Road
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 Map

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Pennsylvania's tradition of ritual healing, known as "powwow" or die Braucherei in PA German, is one of many folk healing systems in North America that combines elements of religion and belief with health and healing. It uses a diverse assortment of Christian prayers, gestures and the use of everyday objects. Learn about this healing tradition and 300 years of PA Dutch culture through the artifacts, documents & photos in this exhibition, installed in Glencairn's Upper Hall apse. Guest curator: Patrick Donmoyer, author and director of the PA German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University.

FREE except when connected to a paid event. Available Tu-Fri with 2:30 pm Highlights Tour and as a walk-in Tu-Sun 1-4:30pm.

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