The people of Montgomery County are as varied as its landscape; its cultures have merged into an intricate quilt where there is unity, but also individualism and authenticity. We see it in the beautiful limestone architecture of the Palatine German homes. We hear it in the red hot rhythms of the annual Centro Civico Cultural Arts Festival. We taste it in the wonderful Polish pierogies handmade by the thousands in church basements. We feel it when we stop by the gift shop of the Kanatsiohareke, traditional Mohawk Tribal Community re-established next to the river. And we experience it, with a slight lilting of the heart, when we happen on an Amish barn raising.