• 70°

Germanfest at the Old Stone House Saturday

Submitted
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

Herzlich Willkommen!

Two hundred years ago, that greeting was common upon entering homes in eastern and southern Rowan County. Though a minority, the German population of these areas made a great impact on the future of Rowan County and Salisbury as a whole. On Saturday Oct. 27, the Rowan Museum invites you to celebrate the culture and history of those immigrants at Germanfest located the 1766 Old Stone House in Granite Quarry. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

The popular Windsong Recorder Ensemble will return this year

A big event is planned with bratwurst and sauerkraut being served with colonial and German beers specially brewed by New Sarum Brewing Company. Two of the four beers specially created for this event were crafted at the Old Stone House using a kettle once owned by the Braun family. German deserts, pretzels, and other goodies will be available for purchase as well.

This year includes a special celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. John’s Lutheran Church in September of 1768. German immigrant and prosperous Salisbury businessman John Lewis Beard gave lot 67 in Salisbury to the trustees (including Michael Braun) of the German Lutheran Congregation in Salisbury. St. John’s started here on North Lee Street and would make a few moves before settling in on West Innes. Today lot 67 is known as the Old Lutheran Cemetery. The oldest Lutheran and German Reformed congregations in the county will be on site talking about the history of their churches in the area.

There will be tours of the house, bread tastings and brick oven cooking demonstrations. There will also be free children’s activities such as storytelling, colonial games, candle making and farm animals.

Colonial dancers will demonstrate early American dance and the Windsong Recorder Ensemble will play traditional German songs. Artisans and crafters representing colonial and German trades will also be onsite, and New Sarum Brewing Company will demonstrate brewing beer over fire.

Last year’s Germanfest brought more people to the Old Stone House than ever before, and the museum is looking forward to breaking that record this year.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Learn more at 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

There will be a shuttle will be running continuously from the parking lot at Dunn’s Mountain Church Road to the Old Stone House and back.

 

About Post Lifestyles

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalPostLifestyle/ and Twitter @postlifestlyes for more content

email author More by Post

Comments

BREAKING NEWS

Barnes gets new punishment of two life sentences in 1992 murder of Tutterow couple

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team