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The Bush Meeting

 
 
The Bush Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
1. The Bush Meeting Marker
Inscription.

Shortly after the American Revolution revivalism struck the American frontier & kindled a new, totally American institution, the camp meeting. Born on the Southern frontier, the camp meeting soon invaded the Pa. Dutch Country where it was known as the bush meeting. Bush, to the Pa. Dutch, is wooded land. A small grove was cleared, a preaching stand or bush arbor was erected, & rows of benches were placed around it. Since participants camped in the surrounding woods the bush meeting provided both a religious inspiration & social gathering.
 
Location. 40° 31.086′ N, 75° 46.983′ W. Marker is in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Touch for map. Marker is on the Kutztown Fairgrounds, home of the Kutztown Folk Festival. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Wentz Street, Kutztown PA 19530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thanksgiving & Harvest Home (here, next to this marker); Cider (here, next to this marker); The Plain Dutch (a few steps from this marker); New Year's Day Lore (a few steps from this marker); The Candlemaker (a few steps from this marker); Funeral Feasts

The Bush Meeting Marker and Other Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2017
2. The Bush Meeting Marker and Other Markers
(a few steps from this marker); Dutch Folksong Tradition (a few steps from this marker); Dew of Heaven (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kutztown.
 
Regarding The Bush Meeting. Excerpt from "Today... and Yesterday" by The Morning Call
 
Also see . . .
1. Revivals and Camp Meetings at New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Camp Meetings. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Camp Meeting Songs. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Camp Meetings and Music. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Glorious Camp Meetings of the Nineteenth Century. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. The Pennsylvania German Society. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
8. Kutztown Folk Festival. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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