Pennsylvania German “Pow-wow”

History & Heritage

September 7, 2019

Public Library for Union County


The Union County Historical Society will present a program on Pennsylvania German “Pow-wow.” The term 'pow-wow' is associated today with Native American congregations. Pennsylvania Germans, however, adopted the term to describe centuries-old folk beliefs invoking higher (and sometimes darker) powers.  Historian Bruce Teeple will explain how these practices were not just considered as a way to control everyday life; they also reflected frontier realities and uncertainties. The program, given at the Union County Library in Lewisburg, is free and open to the public.

To insure there is adequate seating, please call the Union County library at 570-523-1172.







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