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Virtual Lecture: “Healing Traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch”

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This virtual lecture is free and open to the public!
To receive a link, contact Antje Petty: apetty@wisc.edu

Exploring the cultural and historical roots of Pennsylvania Dutch healing traditions, Patrick Donmoyer will introduce the customs, folkways, and rituals widely used for treating illness among humans and domesticated animals. Drawing upon the speaker’s family experiences with healing traditions, as well as historical manuscripts commonly kept in family bibles and personal papers, this presentation will highlight the interrelation of culturally-specific forms of medical care, with religious belief, the folk customs of the calendar year, and agricultural traditions.

Patrick J. Donmoyer is the Director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, a folklife museum and research center on the Kutztown Campus. An avid speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch and advocate for regional folk culture, Patrick’s work blends language, cultural traditions, and vernacular architecture in his folklife research.



Thursday, November 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Madison, WI United States