DeLight E. Breidegam Building

Headquarters of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

The Kutztown University Foundation and the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center are excited to announce a new fundraising campaign to construct The DeLight E. Breidegam Building: Headquarters of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, a much-needed facility to house and display the Heritage Center Library collections and to serve as the new headquarters for the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University.

This newly-renovated 10,000 square-foot facility is a $2.4 million project, which will include a 3,100 square-foot library and reading room, a 1,000 square-foot space for the archives and special collections management, offices for the Heritage Center Staff, a board room for the Center's Advisory Committee, and an office for the Freyberger Endowed Chair of Pennsylvania German Studies.

We wish to share our excitement with you as the project moves forward in showcasing the Heritage Center's world-class research collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, documents, ephemera, and artifacts acquired since the establishment of the Center in 1991. This will be a state-of-the-art research library, open to students, faculty, visiting researchers, and the public, allowing access to this unique collection showcasing four centuries of the Pennsylvania German cultural presence in the region.

If this project touches you to commemorate the accomplishments on the KU campus and beyond, we hope you will join those who have already made their pledge of financial support.



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