A Harmonist spiritual center where we are one in the spirit and the earth is our family.



This website introduces the Hermitage in words, music and pictures, with information about upcoming events, as well as the Mahantongo Heritage Center, and how to contact us.




As Harmonists, our goal is to recognize and to act in the inherent unity and harmony of  earth and spirit.

The Hermitage comprises historic buildings, a local history museum, exhibits, collections and craft shops but, most of all, it is community and family; a place where the spirit incarnates in healing, beauty, harmony, and many, many animals and birds. It is a glowing facet of the jewel that is our sacred mother earth.


Hymn No 73 Building an ark copy

We plan to open to the public on Sunday, August 15, noon to 4 p.m., for the first time this season. That will be our annual open house. We are still working out how to safely host our traditional Pennsylvania Dutch bake day, completed with free samples. There will also be tours of the 1758 Nain Gemeinehaus from Bethlehem, and Bro. Zephram will demonstrate spinning. After that, we plan to remain open, as usual, until the end of October by appointment.  New this season is the restored Haas general store and post office, which we moved three miles from the next village. It will be restored to show a typical early 20th century general store.    .


Postal mail: The Hermitage, 75 Grove Rd., Pitman, PA 17964 U.S.

Phone: 570-425-2548


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Members of our family, birds, plants and earth. The new metal well sweep is behind them, replacing two earlier wooden well sweeps we used to get water from the 30-foot, 200-year-old hand-dug well.

Click on the audio file to hear the hymn tune played on programs such as Windows Media Player.

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Christian and Johannes have been growing and processing flax to linen since the early 1980s. The website presents historical flax information, flax production and flax items for sale.

The Third Testament tells our spirituality in story by Johannes and in poetry by Christian


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