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Preserving the PA Dutch culture
Preserving the PA Dutch culture

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On display: blacksmith, pottery making, basket weaving, butter churning, handmade soap, grain shelling & much more!
Antique auto and farm equipment on display!
Walk in the Park: Guided historical walking tour of Ontelaunee Park.
Read about how Ontelaunee Park began.
Children activities: crafts, including basket weaving and hay rides!
FOOD! Pioneer style sausage stew, Pennsylvania Dutch homemade apple butter (availabe for sale after 3:00 pm), fresh cut French Fires, ice cream, cakes, burgers, hot dogs and more Pennsylvania German specialties!
"PA Dutch" Silent Auction: Take a chance at baskets from local businesses! Proceeds benefit the Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society.
The newly restored Bank Barn, Zeisloff Cabin and Fort Evertt will be open to tour!

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With your help, we are all learning more about the history of those old buildings. At the same time, realizing that we are all related as we read each others comments, finding out just how small the world is.

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Sand-Bottom Pool
The park was built in 1929 by Homer Snyder and Mark Hoffman. The commercial park had it's own spring fed 12-foot-deep sand-bottom swimming pool. Neighbors and farmers helped build the pool with large scoops drawn by horses. All the original sand was purchased in Atlantic City and shipped by railway to New Tripoli Railroad Station, where it was transported to the park by Snyder Brothers Contractors, owned by Paul & Arthur Snyder.

The watering hole is still there, although overgrown with nature, you wouldn't want to swim in it. The cement wall is still visible and in the brush is the running spring that feeds it to this day. (+Examiner.com )

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Fort Everett left the scene in the 1750's after the French and Indian War. After approximately 245 years it has returned to be enjoyed as a reminder to the pioneers who settled our country. If you have not seen the latest version, stop by Ontelaunee Park and you’ll find it adjacent to the Zeisloff Log House. (From +Examiner.com )

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The Zeisloff Log Cabin holds over 250 years of history as it was estimated to be built sometime in the late 1740's. Carl Snyder, founding father of the Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society, spearheaded this project, saying that "our children and grandchildren will have no idea where we came from unless we save something."

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