Keeping tradition alive at the Headquarters of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
The building was dedicated as the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, in honor of the late DeLight E. Breidegam Jr., co-founder of East Penn Manufacturing. His son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Mary Breidegam, attended the ceremony.
Its purpose is to keep history alive and “to preserve and celebrate the folk culture history and language of the Pennsylvania Germans and the broader region, at the unique educational setting at Kutztown University,” said Patrick Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Heritage Center.
The center is open to the entire public, and KU students now have the chance to explore the building with its vast research library collection of archives and exhibits.