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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 14, 2017 01:25 PM
From: Representative Peter Schweyer
To: All House members
Subject: Providing for a “Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch) Heritage Week”
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution designating the week of October 1 through October 7, 2017, as “Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch) Heritage Week” in the Commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch), descendants of early German immigrants to Pennsylvania, represent an important part of our Commonwealth’s history. The first major emigration of Germans to America began in the 1600s and resulted in the founding of Germantown, presently in northwest Philadelphia County, on October 6, 1683. For generations, the Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch) have contributed culturally, socially, linguistically, and culinarily, and that influence continues to this day.

Please join me in celebrating the rich heritage of the Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch) in our Commonwealth.

Introduced as HR541