Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum Our website address is http://dashausmuseum.org/ --- In 1843 over 800 Prussians settled in the Niagara frontier.

"Das Haus'' is an 1843 log cabin home featuring a century-old sitting room, the 1843 migration story of the Prussian Lutherans and an exhibit of domestic lifestyles of the past. ''Der Stall'' is a 1987-built repilca of a barn typically found in a 19th-century villiage, holding our extensive collection of geaneological information and other items of research materials. The "Einhaus", completed in July of 2015, is a re-built c. 1850 half-timbered barn and haus combination once located accross the Villiage of Bergholz, NY and faithfully re-assembled. It will soon house our collection period farm tools, handcrafted wares, and special events.

Mission: To educate adults and children concerning the heritage of the nineteenth century settlements of North Germans in Western New York and thus to preserve that heritage. To compile, collect, interpret, and restore related historical stories and accounts, ancestral data, artifacts, customs, and folklore as well as preserve the Plattdeutsch language legacy.

From all of here at Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall! :)
05/12/2019

From all of here at Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall! :)

04/21/2019

Just a reminder: our museum campus in Bergholz opens on Sunday, May 5th!

A Happy and Blessed Easter :)
04/21/2019

A Happy and Blessed Easter :)

04/14/2019

Hello! Just so everyone knows it is Peter Jablonski (not 'Joblonski) in these videos, below. It was corrected on Youtube but somehow did not transfer over to our page here. Please enjoy!

Our humble Das Haus Museum at 2549 Niagara Rd. as it appeared as a rental property in c. 1957 from our old property tax ...
03/31/2019

Our humble Das Haus Museum at 2549 Niagara Rd. as it appeared as a rental property in c. 1957 from our old property tax assessment card. This picture has not been published before and has only been published via our group page. What a different world! This image is provided by the Town of Wheatfield Historian Office.

“Time Capsule in Your Backyard” was the program of the Historical Society of North German Settlements of WNY on Marc...
03/23/2019

“Time Capsule in Your Backyard” was the program of the Historical Society of North German Settlements of WNY on March 21st, 2019. Peter Jablonski displayed and discussed articles of the past found while digging in privies or outhouses pits. Bottles, stoneware, toys, clay pipes, and coins are some of the items he has uncovered. The fun and informative meeting included fine refreshments, was well attended, and included new faces! Pictures by board member Justin J.M. Higner and story by board member Elaine Timm.

This past Thursday, the Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall German Heritage Museum (Historical Society of North German Sett...
02/24/2019

This past Thursday, the Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall German Heritage Museum (Historical Society of North German Settlements of WNY) held is monthly general meeting at the Wheatfield Community Center. The topic was on visiting the ancestral villages and towns in mostly north-eastern Germany (such as Wittenberg and 'old' Bergholz) where many familiar names (DuBois, Neuman, Schultz, etc;) of our own communities can still be found inscribed in cemeteries or on remaining documents there. Most of the old towns retain their charms and on one level or another are commemorating the 500th anniversary of Lutheranism. Board members Elaine Timm and Cindy Sileo led the discussion and narrated a lovely photo slide show. Light refreshments were provided by Diane Retzlaff. The event was informative and fun. Hearty thanks go out to all who attended and to those who support us! Our museum campus at 2549 Niagara Road in 'neu' (new) Bergholz will be open for the season every Sunday, 2-4, beginning in May. Photos and story by HSNGSWNY board member Justin J.M. Higner.

Just letting all of our supporters know that our museum campus will be open every Sunday from May through October, (2-4P...
02/17/2019

Just letting all of our supporters know that our museum campus will be open every Sunday from May through October, (2-4PM), with the twice-annual NYS Paths Through History weekends extending those hours on June 6th and once in October 13th (12-4PM). We are also open by appointment, especially to members looking to do family research. Come on by! :) :)

A Happy and Healthy New Year from all of us at the Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall Museum :)
01/01/2019

A Happy and Healthy New Year from all of us at the Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall Museum :)

A very Merry and Blessed Christmas and Holiday Season to all of our supporters, members, and to the world from Das Haus ...
12/23/2018

A very Merry and Blessed Christmas and Holiday Season to all of our supporters, members, and to the world from Das Haus :)

Das Haus Museum Board Members Elaine Timm, Donald Schroeder, and Justin Higner attended the annual Christkindlmarket at ...
12/06/2018

Das Haus Museum Board Members Elaine Timm, Donald Schroeder, and Justin Higner attended the annual Christkindlmarket at the Holy Ghost Church School in Bergholz where books, mugs, and memberships were for sale (not the truck, dog, cookie cutters, or sleigh / doll, which are all period toys from a private collection.) The event was lovely and included a huge variety of foods, crafts, clothes, kitchen wares, and decorations for sale. Special thanks to all of our supporters and those who came and shopped, all around. A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ALSO-Tomorrow on Friday is the Christmas Sing-Along at St. Peters Church on Walmore Rd. in Wheatfield from 7-9. We will be singing carols and hymns in English and old German verse. Bring treats!

A Blessed Thanksgiving to all :)
11/23/2018

A Blessed Thanksgiving to all :)

Thank you for Your Service! Remember the Fallen. Honor the Memory of World War I (1918-2018).
11/11/2018

Thank you for Your Service! Remember the Fallen. Honor the Memory of World War I (1918-2018).

11/09/2018

We are now closed for the season for regular Sundays BUT feel free to contact us about appointments! :) Have a great Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!

11/09/2018

“Visiting Our Ancestral Villages” is the program at the next meeting of the Historical Society of North German Settlements.

Cindy Sileo, Don Schroeder and Elaine Timm will show photos and tell about their May visit to the Uckermark region of northeast Germany, nearby villages in Poland, and Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

In May, the Brandenburg, Germany village of Bruessow marked the 175th anniversary of the start of the emigration of German ancestors to Wheatfield and Martinsville, New York. Locally, the 175th anniversary of the settlement of our communities is being celebrated this fall. The Museum in Bruessow and Das Haus Museum in Wheatfield have also agreed to be sister museums to promote our history and heritage!

The meeting will be Thursday, November 15, at 7pm at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Rd in Wheatfield. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served!

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum's cover photo
11/09/2018

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum's cover photo

11/09/2018

A BIG thank you to everyone who attended our annual Harvest Dinner and 175th Anniversary of the Migration event! It was well attended and fun :) pictures to come.

A few new pictures from Das Haus / Einhaus, especially for those who could not make it this season. It also captures pla...
11/09/2018

A few new pictures from Das Haus / Einhaus, especially for those who could not make it this season. It also captures places not already shown on this page. Enjoy!

Today only, the Das Haus Museum is open TWO more hours, from 12-4pm as our part of the Path Through History program from...
10/07/2018

Today only, the Das Haus Museum is open TWO more hours, from 12-4pm as our part of the Path Through History program from New York State! Everyone in the program has something special going so check out their website and visit a participating location near you :)

09/21/2018
Larry Balch is guest speaker at Das Haus Museum meeting!

We had a great night last night at our monthly Membership Meeting (you don't have to be a member to attend but we really appreciate you joining the team!) on memories of Bergholz. Our 'Mystery Guest' turned out to be Larry Balch, who actually lived in Das Haus back in c. 1960-61 and lived there with his sister and mother for three years as a rental family. Here, recorded, is his story. He has also had an eventful life afterwards, joining the Service and working later in telecommunications. You may even see him playing Santa Clause in Ransomeville! Thanks, especially, to all who attended and put on refreshments!

Saddle up and come on down for a very special Annual Dinner :) Contact us on the ad here for more information!
09/01/2018

Saddle up and come on down for a very special Annual Dinner :) Contact us on the ad here for more information!

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum
06/14/2018

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum

Here we were at the annual German Sommerfest on June 3rd at the magnificent Buffalo-Niagara Heritage Village where we ta...
06/14/2018

Here we were at the annual German Sommerfest on June 3rd at the magnificent Buffalo-Niagara Heritage Village where we tabled and met many great people throughout the day, enjoyed great food provided by Schnitzel's Restaurant while others enjoyed beer on tap. Special thanks to fan Herbert Schmidt and the crew there for inviting us :) Also present as board members was HSNGS President John Schultz, Randy Warblow, Justin J. M. Higner, and Donald Schroeder.

At Das Haus, we had a great opening day, so thanks to our guests. Big news, though, is the appearance of our new cedar p...
05/06/2018

At Das Haus, we had a great opening day, so thanks to our guests. Big news, though, is the appearance of our new cedar post, iron fittings sign whose artful and solid construction, local make, and dignified bearing compliments our steadfast mission to preserve the legacy of the past and the families about whose stores we tell. Our older sign, though, its not old. It never was; it fulfilled its mission well for a very long time. How could some of our guests have come to us without it? The 'new' message is exactly the same, and we hope that, as you dive by, see both the American and Prussian flags plus the sign, and come on in every Sunday 2-4pm you will appreciate the colors which never fade here :)

We at the Das Haus Museum would like to thank all of our guests, members, and others for attending the official premier ...
05/01/2018

We at the Das Haus Museum would like to thank all of our guests, members, and others for attending the official premier of the German-made indie documentary film "Little Uckermark" on our Village of Bergholz and the legacy of the immigrants and their descendants through the years. It was a great crowd and the film was excellent--but we knew that :) The next general meeting is on May 17th--ancestral show and tell, 7pm, Wheatfield Community Center-- and with our museum campus on Niagara Road opening up for the season May 6th, 2-4pm. Come on by!

At the Town of Wheatfield NY Community Center ( 2790 Church Rod., 4/19/18, 7PM, the Historical Society of North German S...
04/13/2018

At the Town of Wheatfield NY Community Center ( 2790 Church Rod., 4/19/18, 7PM, the Historical Society of North German Settlements will show a documentary “Little Uckermark” filmed by a German film crew in October 2016. The crew was interested in how the Society works to preserve the heritage and history of the local communities of Bergholz, Walmore, Martinsville, and Johnsburg. Other local communities were included also. The film was later shown regionally via a TV station in Germany. Come see how our neighborhood has kept the memories of our ancestors alive through language, song, food, and customs both personal, holy, and patriotic in this, the 175th anniversary of the Migration of 1843. The event is free and open to the public!

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum's cover photo
04/13/2018

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum's cover photo

A Happy and Blessed Easter from all of us here to all of you out there :)
04/01/2018

A Happy and Blessed Easter from all of us here to all of you out there :)

Our Christmas/Winter Memories event on 1/18/18 was swell, with a number of great neighbors and guests coming to share th...
01/31/2018

Our Christmas/Winter Memories event on 1/18/18 was swell, with a number of great neighbors and guests coming to share their items, even old heirloom Christmas tree Decorations and ornaments. Thanks to all who came and shared their stories, artifacts, and treasures, including glass ornaments from WW II and a 52 year-old tree-top fabric angel! (Click on the text picture to learn about the century-old doll crib.)

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas :)
12/25/2017

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas :)

From the Economist magazine 11/04/17, a fascinating and informative reflection on the legacy of the Reformation and its ...
12/10/2017

From the Economist magazine 11/04/17, a fascinating and informative reflection on the legacy of the Reformation and its epic journey to the 500th year. 'Protestantism shaped the development of the modern liberal west. What does its current revival mean for the developing world?'

We would like to thank Dr. Nona McQuay warmly for coming and speaking with our guests earlier last month on "Art and the...
12/10/2017

We would like to thank Dr. Nona McQuay warmly for coming and speaking with our guests earlier last month on "Art and the Reformation". It was not only informative but a true journey into the minds and hearts of creative people throughout what was a harsh and difficult time.

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum's cover photo
11/26/2017

Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall - German Heritage Museum's cover photo

11/26/2017
Testament The Bible And History episode 7 Paradise Lost part two (1 of 2)

Who was William Tyndale? What were the various translations of the Bible at this time and how were they sent to followers who wanted to read the Bible in their own languages for the first time? What of the early Renaissance/Reformation as we've come to know it and the death of 'sacred kingship'? Hosted by Dr. John Romer---PART TWO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjDTM_VelVk&list=PLTu8nanTJo7F3ogLNuIU4uidNBxQT632z&index=27

What has happened to the Bible in the last hundred years? What made it lose its sacredness? John Romer begins by retracing the footsteps of the 14th century ...

11/26/2017
Testament The Bible And History episode 7 Paradise Lost part one (2 of 2)

Who was Martin Luther? What was the era proceeding the Reformation? Check out this informative documentary section on this fascinating and violent period. Hosted by Dr. John Romer--PART ONE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejGaXe6gjZw&index=26&list=PLTu8nanTJo7F3ogLNuIU4uidNBxQT632z

What has happened to the Bible in the last hundred years? What made it lose its sacredness? John Romer begins by retracing the footsteps of the 14th century ...

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving :)
11/23/2017

Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving :)

Hey, y'all! Don't miss a chance to hear the dialect our settlers used in the old country on 11/29/2017 at 12 noon at the...
11/15/2017

Hey, y'all! Don't miss a chance to hear the dialect our settlers used in the old country on 11/29/2017 at 12 noon at the Wheatfield Community Center (2790 Church Rd.) with our monthly Plattdeutsch, or Low German, dialect language session as we talk, teach, and reminisce about how words made so much a difference and how language in general shapes a culture, even the most trivial things can take on a whole new meaning with different words. Refreshments will be provided. Commen zi hier! Hosted by board member Martha Haseley.

"The Art of the Reformation: 1450-1550" will be the next program presented by the Historical Society of the North German...
11/03/2017

"The Art of the Reformation: 1450-1550" will be the next program presented by the Historical Society of the North German Settlements (Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall Museum in Bergholz, NY) on Thursday, November 16 at 7 PM.

The presentation honors the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and covers the many changes in the art world that led to Humanism and the Renaissance.

The speaker is Nona McQuay, MS, past president of the Niagara Arts Guild and adjunct faculty for Cornell University. The meeting will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield, NY. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome!

As we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the notoriety of our humble museum campus, let us also re...
10/25/2017

As we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the notoriety of our humble museum campus, let us also remember the man who make it possible to help honor the immigrants who made Bergholz and Western New York their home: Eugene Camann, seen here shortly before his passing. Operating for a time as an antique shop as bought in 1971, it was eventually converted into a museum by 1973. This article is from 07/27/1995 and from the now-defunct Niagara-Wheatfield Mirror. It really is a fascinating piece-click on each pic, 1-3 to read. (A happy shout-out to Wilma Lass as well, Board of Trustee Emeritus and successor to Eugene before our current President, John Schultz, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday!)

Upcoming events, besides the banquet which just concluded. Thank you all for endorsing our museum. :)
10/25/2017

Upcoming events, besides the banquet which just concluded. Thank you all for endorsing our museum. :)

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