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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.)

August 24, Historic Schaefferstown

Diane Wenger and Jan Taylor will discuss Schaefferstown, founded in 1754. The town was once a bustling market center with hotels, mansions, cigar factories, and a whiskey distillery. Today the historic architectures remains, with tales of former days. There will be a book signing for the Schafferstown book by these two authors.


September 28 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.


October 26, Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs

Patrick Donmoyer, author and lecturer from Kutztown, will present his research about this important part of Pennsylvania German folklore.  Patrick will have a newly published book available for signing at the end of the talk.

November 25, No Meeting     Happy Thanksgiving!

December 23, No Meeting     Merry Christmas!