Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster PA 17602

Next Event


Feb 02 2019


9:00 am - 12:00 pm


$75 members, $85 nonmembers

Fraktur Introduction

Emily Smucker-Beidler will help you become acquainted with the imagery of fraktur in this folk art class. Register by January 25 at lmhs.org, or by calling (717) 393-9745.

Fraktur is a distinctly American folk art dating back to the mid-1700s and was an important part of Pennsylvania German culture. This class includes a presentation on fraktur, with special emphasis on its role in Mennonite culture and demonstration of use of the ink and watercolor. Students will spend time creating their own small fraktur piece.

 A starter kit is included in the tuition fee.  No previous experience is required.