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Landis Valley Museum
Landis Valley Museum is a living history museum of the Pennsylvania rural German community from 1740 to 1940. The museum was the family home of George and Henry Landis who both had an abiding interest in preserving the history of the area and collected antiques which they brought back to their farm. In 1925, they opened their farm to the public and exhibited part of their collection as an educational museum. In 1953 deeded the museum and property to the state of Pennsylvania who expanded the farm into a village expanding it to three farms and bringing in other buildings. The Landis Valley Museum now consists of 18 historic buildings.
Although their was not a wedding while we were there, it can be rented for weddings.
One of the first buildings we saw was the museum store which is near thepicnic area.
Some of the buildings at the Landis Valley Museum.
This is the Landis family home
There were a lot of places to take photographs at the museum. One of my favorites was the General Store which is across the street from the Landis home.
There were many other shops around the museum.
Paper Cutting (Scherenschnitte)
There were quite a few animals on the farm.
Because the collection is so big, they had buldings to store the excess.
One of the gardens at the museum.
AMERICANA GIFTS FROM MY ZAZZLE SHOP
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