Take a look back in time at our Christkindlmarkt & Tavern Lunch event.

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the Tavern Lunch and who did a little shopping. We appreciate the support and can’t wait for next year’s event on December 12, 2015! Click here to see the photos from the day’s events.


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!