Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s current exhibition, Three Centuries of a Pennsylvania Folk Art Tradition, brings together an extraordinary assemblage of almost 50 weather indicators, all of which have a history of use in Pennsylvania.
The curators first mined the museum’s collection and then borrowed from other Pennsylvania museums, historic sites, churches, and private collectors. The exhibition, which continues until December 31, includes paintings, fraktur, and an illustrated land survey that shows weathervanes on barns and churches.
The Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum is a living history museum with costumed interpreters in the farm buildings who discuss historic livestock, farming, gardening, and the Pennsylvania German experience using old farm implements and wagons and household gear collected by the brothers Henry and George Landis beginning before the dawn of the 20th century.
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