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Virtual Academy: Easter Customs

Date(s): 04/14/2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Easter Among the Pennsylvania Germans

Thursday, April 14, 2022      7:00 PM

Did you eat a Fastnacht a few weeks ago? Are you waiting for the Easter Bunny to deliver colored eggs to your home? These are just two Pennsylvania German traditions connected to the celebration of Easter that have become part of the wider culture of the region and the country. To explore more of the colorful Easter traditions of the early German settlers of Pennsylvania, eat something green on Thursday, April 14th, then join Museum Educator Michael Showalter at 7:00 p.m. that evening.  

The program offered is free, but advance registration is required. To register click HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Virtual Ephrata Academy is a program presented by the Historic Ephrata Cloister, the place where Ephrata began. The historic site is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is supported by the Ephrata Cloister Associates. For more information, check out the website

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister April Open Hours: CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday, and OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday.