Leader: Joannah Skucek

Description:  The history of Mifflinburg and New Berlin is a fascinating story, and the buildings that line their streets - houses, churches, commercial buildings - reflect and document that story. In this course we will study both the history and the buildings, seeing how one informs the other. We will recount Mifflinburg and New Berlin's history and study many of its historic and period buildings. As the course proceeds we will study 19th century architectural styles - federalist, classical revival, Italianate, Greek revival, Queen Anne, second empire, etc. - and get to know how to identify buildings of these styles. Two of the course sessions will be devoted to a walking tour and visits to two important buildings hosted by their owners.

Biography: Joannah Purnell Skucek is a native of Mifflinburg. She has followed her mother's footsteps in preservation with enthusiasm and pursues a proud interest in Mifflinburg and its heritage. A Pennsylvania State University graduate and owner of Design Tiles of Mifflinburg, she and her husband Rudi founded the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market.

This course will also include guest lecturers Tom Greaves, initial developer of this architectural series and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Bucknell, Marianna Archambault, Professor Emeritus of French and French studies at Bucknell and Sally Farmer, Associate Professor of Physics at Bucknell and a New Berlin resident.

Number of participants:    

Minimum: 6
Maximum: 16

Location: Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Company, Mifflinburg - Community Room   

Meeting time: Wednesdays, February 26 through April 2, 2014, 6 to 7:30 p.m.   

(Note: This is an evening class.)

 

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