December 13:
Christkindlmarkt & Tavern Lunch

Holiday shopping is a breeze at the yearly Christkindlmarkt, featuring crafts of the 18th and 19th century. Browse a variety of goods, and top off the experience with an authentic colonial-style lunch (Lunch seating is limited, reservations are required). Please call 717-949-2244 for more information. Get details.


Wood Dioramas Exhibit

Come and see these beautifully detailed historical dioramas, created by John R. Dale, depicting early Pennsylvania-German life, on display in the Gemberling-Rex House off the square in Schaefferstown. Get details.


An Authentic Pennsylvania German Experience

Founded in 1966, HSI is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the culture and unique history of Schaefferstown and greater southeastern Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. 

The Pennsylvania German and Swiss cultures which flourished here during the last few centuries are authentically presented among several historic sites – the Alexander Schaeffer House and Farm, the Thomas R. Brendle Museum, and the Gemberling-Rex House. 

Throughout the year, our sites host cultural events with all the local, historic flavor you expect. Visit our sites, take part in events, become a member, and discover how you can be a valuable volunteer. Your memorable, authentic Pennsylvania German experience with HSI will last a lifetime. Enjoy your website visit today!