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Sunday, January 17 “Exploring PA-German Fraktur,” 1 pm Join Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center curator Candace Kintzer Perry for an illustrated lecture on Pennsylvania German decorated manuscripts, commonly known as fraktur. Perry will introduce and define fraktur for those who are unfamiliar with these intriguing cultural artifacts, and also take the audience on a brief journey through the fraktur of Northampton and Lehigh counties. Come prepared for a lively discussion with your questions and comments. Perry is Curator of Collections at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center in Pennsburg. Included with regular museum admission or $5 donation requested. An exhibit of the NCHGS collection of Pennsylvania-German fraktur and copy books continues till February 14 in the Regional Artists Gallery during regular museum hours. Sigal Museum of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society 342 Northampton St. Easton, PA 18042 Ph. 610 253 1222 www.sigalmuseum.org

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the Spangenberg fraktur (“the Easton Bible Artist”) – on exhibit at Sigal Museum

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Thursday, 30 December 2010 15:42

Fraktur are 18th and 19th century decorated manuscripts and printed materials made by and for Pennsylvania Germans. Most fraktur were made in southeastern Pennsylvania, but many were also made wherever descendants of Pennsylvania Germans settled (the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, the Carolinas, western Maryland, and Ontario in Canada). Most fraktur (the word is singular and plural) are Taufscheine.