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Our founder, Christian Renatus von Zinzendorf. His spirit, living in a spring, is our role model for uniting the spiritual and the physical. Painting by Valentine Haidt. Courtesy of the Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, Penn.

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The birthing house. The baby goats were always in motion. 1990

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Johannes with Nefretiti, the queen of our flock. 1991

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Johannes works the 1890s foot treadle printing press

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      Our first winter in the barn, 1988-1989.
 

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Christian with one of our Border Leicester lambs. 1992

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Constructing the summer kitchen, 1992

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Christian’s Gemeinehaus painting showing our founder protecting the Hermitage with his blood which turns into a stream and then into a furrow.

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Putting the roof on the tractor shed.  Photograph by Luc Novovitch (2004) and used with permission.

Our beautiful, beloved turkeys

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The Mahantongo Heritage Center is the only museum specifically dedicated to preserving and displaying the Pennsylvania German folk traditions of the Mahantongo Valley.

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Three sweet goats: Starbuck, Bathsheba and their child. 1995

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Building the First House with our animal family, 1989.

Getting ready to put the roof on the Gemeinehaus. 1995.

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Christian on the “throne” of the hay cutter with our cherished oxen, Star and Bright.

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The Hermitage in 1990

The Hermitage in 2011.

All photographs are from our forthcoming book.

Publication date to be announced.