Fraktur, named for an angular style of German script, is a type of decoratively painted manuscript, commonly made to mark births, weddings, and other special occasions. Scherenschnitte, or decorative paper cutting, appears in many cultures; this workshop focuses on the 19th century Pennsylvania German tradition.
Philadelphia is a center of Pennsylvania German cultural studies. The Free Library of Philadelphia owns a large collection of Fraktur manuscripts.
Introduction to Fraktur
Date: August 24, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Scherenschnitte (Paper Cutting)
Date: September 6m 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- No special skills required.
- Adults only please.
- Time: 10:00-2:00 in the
- Bring a bag lunch.
- Location: Homestead, Historic RittenhouseTown, 207 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia.
- Contact: 215-438-5711, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: GPS, MapQuest, etc. will not give correct directions.