Pennsylvania Legends and Lore: Ghosts of the Commonwealth

Pennsylvania Legends and Lore: Ghosts of the Commonwealth is the pilot episode for a series that brings to life the tales and traditions of the Commonwealth.

Do you know of a good story you’d like to see us bring to life in a future episode of Pennsylvania Legends and Lore? Email it to: legendsandlore@psu.edu.

Sources for Pennsylvania Legends and Lore: Ghosts of the Commonwealth

Books:
  • German-American Folklore – Compiled and edited by Mac E. Barrick
  • Killing Tradition: Inside Hunting and Animal Rights Controversies – Simon Bronner
  • Pennsylvania Fireside Tales: Volume I – Jeffrey R. Frazier
  • The Black Ghost of Scotia and More Pennsylvania Fireside Tales – Jeffrey R. Frazier
  • Flat-landers and Ridge-runners: Folktales from the Mountains of Northern Pennsylvania – James York Glimm
  • South Central Pennsylvania Legends and Lore – David J. Puglia
  • Hex Signs: Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Symbols & Their Meaning – Don Yoder & Thomas E. Graves
Penn State University Libraries Special Collections:
  • Penn State Photo Archive – Town and Environs/Historic Places/General
  • Henry Shoemaker papers, 1873–1952
  • Samuel Preston Bayard papers, 1935–1996
  • Pennsylvania State University, Folklore Studies Program records, 1972-1986
This program was recorded on location at the following sites:
  • Bethesda Evangelical Church – Farmers Mills, Pennsylvania
  • Centre Furnace Mansion – State College, Pennsylvania
  • Mountain Acres Lodge – Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

For future program sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Yourchak at 814-863-5596.