The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is an open-air folklife museum and research center dedicated to preserving and celebrating Pennsylvania German folk culture, history, and language in a unique educational setting at Kutztown University.

2024 PA Dutch Calendar

2024 Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar

Der Alt Dengelschtock – The Old Sharpening Anvil
26pp. full-color illus. Masthof Press, 2023.

The 2024 Pennsylvania Dutch Calendar celebrates the Dengelschtock (sharpening anvil)— a simple and all-but-forgotten tool that serves as a reminder of the frugality and ingenuity of farming families and the cooperative agricultural traditions that characterize the Pennsylvania Dutch cultural region.

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The calendar highlights artifacts from the cultural collections of
the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and the private collections of Christopher Witmer, Tom Huffman, Eric Rutt, and Patrick Donmoyer, featured in the exhibition Der Alt Dengelschtock: Precision, Frugality, & Cooperation in Pennsylvania German Agricultural Tradition, running from November 2023 through May 2024. To learn more visit: