For immediate release.
September 18, 2022
The Mahantongo Heritage Center at the Hermitage
75 Grove Road
Pitman, PA 17964
brojo[email protected] mailto:[email protected]://www.atthehermitage.org
Special fall Heritage Center tours announced.
Three special tours at the Mahantongo Heritage Center at the Hermitage in
Pitman have been announced. These personalized tours go behind-the-scenes
to offer in-depth exploration of the collections not generally available.
October 8, 11 a.m. to Noon – The Heritage Center. Tour the entire Heritage
Center with Bro. Johannes as he talks about living in the 1925 Hepler barn
when he and Bro. Christian first moved to the land in 1988. The tour then
broadens out to include Mahantongo folk art, crafts and locally-made
furniture they obtained from area farms, as well as stories of the
Pennsylvania Dutch they knew, many of whom are now gone.
October 22, 11 a.m. to Noon – Doors, Beds and Iron. The Heritage Center has
major collections in all three areas and Bro. Johannes will have a
show-and-tell with many interesting local examples.
October 29, 11 a.m. to Noon – The Spinning and Weaving Studio. Bro.
Johannes will show textiles, spinning wheels, looms, and related tools,
with local examples as well as objects from New England and Europe.
All tours will last approximately one hour and are free, though donations
are gratefully accepted. Free parking is available. Handicapped restroom
facilities are available. The main floor of the Heritage Center is also
handicapped accessible, but the two balconies are only accessed by stairs.
The first floor of the spinning and weaving studio is handicapped
accessible, but not the second floor. The buildings are not heated so dress
The Mahantongo Heritage Center is the only museum dedicated solely to the
arts, crafts and furniture of the Mahantongo Valley in central
It is part of the Hermitage, a Harmonist spiritual community where the goal
of the brothers is to live in harmony and union with earth and spirit.