featuring Dr. Steven M. Nolt and Ms. Amy Strauss

Friday 11/9, 7:00 PM

in The Square Halo Gallery, 37 N. Market St., Lancaster, PA

$10.00 in advance; $15.00 at door; Row House Members plus one guest are free: Join here.

and that’s not all:

Saturday at 9:00 AM we are hosting a reception and scrapple breakfast with Amy Strauss

Hey, she wrote the book on this lasting Pennsylvania delicacy that you’ve got to smell to believe: Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History

This is a separate ticketed event through Eventbrite and limited to 20 participants. Members $10.00; General Admission $20.00

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  • Steven Nolt is Senior Scholar at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies and Professor of History and Anabaptist Studies at Elizabethtown College.

  • Amy Strauss is a food writer living in Philadelphia and has been published in Philly Beer Scene, Edible Philly, The Spirit News, Main Line Today, Southwest Airlines, OpenTable, BlackBook, Philadelphia City Paper and Drink Philly.

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The PA Dutch culture is pervasive in Lancaster County. Did you notice? It goes much further and deeper than the well-known optics of the Amish and Old Order Mennonites. It stretches back in time before Dutch Wonderland and Route 30 East became an alley of gaudy tourist traps and human exploitation. Sorry, visitors from New York and Jersey, but that’s how most of us locals see it. But what about you?

  • You may wonder why Lank-iss-tur is the only Lancaster on earth pronounced that way.

  • You may be a descendant yourself. Just look at your surname. Stoltzfus? Martin? King? Dead-ringers.

  • You may be a different kind of immigrant or outsider wondering why it’s tough to break into Lancaster County culture.


    Join us as we consider together who these dreamers were.

  • Why did they settle these fertile lands? Who are the PA Dutch now? And what, pray tell, is in scrapple?

As usual, expect Square One Coffee and some really aromatic and tasty dutchie fare.

Chust Yous Wait, Nah!