SLHC with barn

105 Seminary Street

Pennsburg, PA 18073


The Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania showcases the stories of the Pennsylvania Germans of the Perkiomen region, especially those of the Schwenkfelders. The Schwenkfelders, a Protestant reformation group heavily persecuted in Europe, came to southeastern Pennsylvania in the early 1700s seeking religious freedom. Visitors will see looms and lathes, paintings and plows, chests and cider presses – all various household furnishings and farm tools from the 1700s through the early 1900s.  Researchers in the library can trace their genealogy, and scholars will be amazed by 16th century religious manuscripts and printed materials in the collection. The museum and library are open without admission. Besides exhibits, programs range from brown bag lunches for adults on local history to summer camps for kids, with the ever-popular Penn Dry Goods Market each spring focusing on textiles. Check out the website at www.schwenkfelder.org for program times and virtual program links.

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-4pm; Thursday from 9am-8pm; Saturday from 10am-3pm and Sunday from 1-4pm. Closed on major holidays.

Free admission. For more information and a calendar of events, please visit us at: www.schwenkfelder.org