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The Eicher Arts Center and Sisters' Cabin and Native American Education Center and Museum
Once the home of Maria and Anna Eicher, the cabin was built by two men hired by Daniel Eicher. The two daughters of Daniel Eicher resided here for a short period of time before joining the Ephrata Cloister. The building was constructed in 1733, with the Eicher Arts Center built a year later. In recent years the cabin has been used as a Native American Shop and Museum. After many years of successful retailing Native American handmade jewelry, it was decided to conclude this aspect of the venture. In 2008, it was decided to continue and expand the museum's offerings to individuals and groups. With a specialization in Eastern Woodland Native American cultures and those who lived in the eastern Pennsylvania region, the museum endeavors to promote both a knowledge and understanding of these diversified cultures. As one of its goals, the museum wants to create a hands-on learning experience for visitors of all ages. Printed Native American resources are available, both for research and donation-purchase. At the same time, the Sisters' Cabin will highlight the austere lifestyle Maria and Anna Eicher, as well as their family in the adjoining Eicher Arts Center.
Programs on-site for schools and community groups are available by appointment only. For further information, contact 717-738-3084.


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 a cooperative project of The Ephrata Public Library and The Ephrata Senior High School Media Department - Updated 5.7.2004