Bayerischer Volksfest Verein

On December 16th, 1878 at the clubhouse of the Men’s Choir on the corner of Fairmount and Franklin Streets in Philadelphia, forty people signed up to form a club called the “Bayerischer Volksfest Verein.”  A committee of 7 men was formed to draft a constitution for the fledgling club.

The Bavarian people who settled in their “new world” of Philadelphia wanted to keep alive the customs and traditions they left behind, in the “old world.”  The club would hold festivals which would parallel the original Bavarian festivals they had left behind in Germany.

 

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