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Festival of Roots and Music

01/31/2010 01/31/2010

Festival of Roots and Music

January 31, 2010. Strasburg Mennonite Church. An overflow crowd celebrated three centuries of Lancaster County history with dozens of musicians and speakers, including choral groups from the Old Order River Brethren, Vietnamese Alliance Church, Hispanic United Methodist Church and Ephrata Cloister. It was the first event of Lancaster Roots 300, a year-long series of events […]

Location : Strasburg Mennonite Church
Celebrating Our Spiritual Heritage: 300 Years of God’s Faithfulness

03/21/2010 03/21/2010

Celebrating Our Spiritual Heritage: 300 Years of God’s Faithfulness

March 21, 2010. Lancaster Mennonite High School. A Mennonite worship service at Lancaster Mennonite School included storytelling by Goshen College history professor John D. Roth and music by the Mennonite Children’s Choir. Lancaster County was first settled by Mennonites in 1710.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite High School
Stitches in Time: Pennsylvania German Decorative Arts Exhibits

03/22/2010 - 03/27/2010 03/22/2010 - 03/27/2010

Stitches in Time: Pennsylvania German Decorative Arts Exhibits

March 22–27, 2010. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. In conjunction with the American Quilter’s Society Conference in downtown Lancaster, the 1719 Hans Herr House assembled the largest-ever display of antique coverlets from Lancaster County, and Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society presented a special exhibition of antique quilts.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Lancaster Family History Conference: Back to Our Roots

05/08/2010 05/08/2010

Lancaster Family History Conference: Back to Our Roots

May 8, 2010. DoubleTree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley. “Back to our Roots: Celebrating 300 Years of Lancaster County History” was the theme of the 31st annual conference with Goshen College history professor Steve Nolt and Lancaster newspaper columnist Jack Brubaker. Part of Lancaster Roots 300, a year-long celebration of three centuries of Lancaster County history, beginning […]

Location : DoubleTree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley
Many Voices Yet One Voice: Program of Music and Drama

05/23/2010 05/23/2010

Many Voices Yet One Voice: Program of Music and Drama

May 23, 2010. Living Waters Theater, Strasburg. Lancaster’s Theater of the Seventh Sister, in collaboration with Lancaster Mennonite High School’s Campus Choral, presented a revised version of their 2008 production “Seed of a Nation: Lancaster and Penn’s Holy Experiment”. Part of Lancaster Roots 300, a year-long celebration of three centuries of Lancaster County history, beginning […]

Location : Living Waters Theater, Strasburg
Celebration of the “Martyrs Mirror” and Its Importance to Lancaster’s First Settlers

06/07/2010 06/07/2010

Celebration of the “Martyrs Mirror” and Its Importance to Lancaster’s First Settlers

June 7, 2010. Christian Aid Ministries, Ephrata. Mennonites, historians and bibliophiles gathered to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Martyrs Mirror, a Dutch book that has served as a devotional text for Amish and Mennonites. The first German edition of the book was published in 1748-49 at the Ephrata Cloister.

Location : Christian Aid Ministries, Ephrata
Lancaster County Food Festival

06/12/2010 06/12/2010

Lancaster County Food Festival

June 12, 2010. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. A celebration of Lancaster County’s cultural diversity with food, music, games and crafts that raised funds to construct a replica Native American longhouse, typical of those built in the area for hundreds of years before Europeans arrived. Part of Lancaster Roots 300, a year-long celebration of […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Herr Family Homecoming

07/17/2010 07/17/2010

Herr Family Homecoming

July 17, 2010. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. On a pristine summer day, hundreds of people honored Lancaster County’s Native Americans and its first European settlers by perusing genealogical resources, telling family stories, and posing for photos in Colonial clothing. Children and adults played Native American and Pennsylvania German games. The Bavarian Barons brass […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Wuppertaler Kurrende Boys Choir

08/15/2010 08/15/2010

Wuppertaler Kurrende Boys Choir

August 15, 2010. Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster. About 900 people packed the sanctuary and overflowed into the lobby and adjoining classrooms to hear the Wuppertaler Kurrende, an award-winning boys’ choir from Wuppertal, Germany. The choir sang mostly sacred a cappella music by German composers from the 16th to 20th century. Lancaster County was settled by […]

Location : Mellinger Mennonite Church
Heritage Trail Bike Ride & Walk

08/28/2010 08/28/2010

Heritage Trail Bike Ride & Walk

August 28, 2010. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. About 190 bike riders and walkers raised $3000 toward construction of a replica Native American longhouse at the 1719 Hans Herr House. The 62, 30 and 10-mile bike rides and a 5-mile walk took participants past historic sites in Lancaster County.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Snitz Fest & Heritage Day

09/18/2010 09/18/2010

Snitz Fest & Heritage Day

September 18, 2010. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. More than a dozen traditional Pennsylvania German crafts were demonstrated at the annual Snitz Fest at the 1719 Hans Herr House on Saturday, September 18. Over two thousand people attended the event, underwritten by Willow Street Mennonite Church, which first met in the 1719 Herr House, […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum.
Pennsylvania German Cooking Traditions

09/27/2010 09/27/2010

Pennsylvania German Cooking Traditions

September 27, 2010. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster. Alan G. Keyser, an expert on Pennsylvania German culture, and Phyllis Pellman Good, author of many cookbooks on Amish and Mennonite cooking, discussed pig stomach and other traditional Pennsylvania German foods.

Location : Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster
Public Acknowledgment and Commemoration of the Native American Legacy

10/09/2010 10/09/2010

Public Acknowledgment and Commemoration of the Native American Legacy

October 9, 2010. First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster. In a public ceremony, Mennonite, Presbyterian and Quaker leaders, along with state and local government officials, apologized and asked forgiveness for 300 years of misunderstanding, neglect and abuse of Native Americans in Lancaster County. Part of Lancaster Roots 300, a year-long commemoration of three centuries of Lancaster County […]

Location : First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster
Historic West Lampeter Township Driving Tour

10/16/2010 10/16/2010

Historic West Lampeter Township Driving Tour

October 16, 2010. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Private homes, a Mennonite meetinghouse and a spring, part of Lancaster County’s first European settlement, were open to tourists to launch the publication of Pequea Settlement 1710: A Self-Guided Tour, available for $14.95.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Native Americans of Lancaster County

11/01/2010 11/01/2010

Native Americans of Lancaster County

November 1, 2010. Lititz Moravian Church. Native Americans, Mike Salamh, Jr. and Rusty Sherrick, along with researchers, Brenda Green, Darvin Martin and Sharon Sauder Muhlfeld discussed “Native Americans of Lancaster County” at Lititz Moravian Church. The event followed an October 9, 2010, ceremony where local Mennonite, Presbyterian and Quaker leaders apologized for 300 years of […]

Location : Lititz Moravian Church
Opening reception, Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show & Sale

11/19/2010 11/19/2010

Opening reception, Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show & Sale

November 19, 2010. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Holiday shoppers bought locally-produced folk art inspired by traditional Pennsylvania German designs and techniques at the Folk Art Show & Sale, November 19—December 31, 2010. For more information, go to www.lmhs.org.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Christmas Candlelight Tours

12/03/2010 - 12/04/2010 12/03/2010 - 12/04/2010

Christmas Candlelight Tours

December 3 & 4, 2010 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Costumed guides demonstrated blacksmithing and other crafts, and discussed holiday traditions among some of Lancaster County’s first English, French, German, Scots-Irish and Native American residents.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Annual Music Night

01/29/2011 01/29/2011

Annual Music Night

Saturday, January 29, 7:00 PM. Neffsville Mennonite Church, Neffsville. Featuring New York City soprano Sherrie Strange-Pratt, the Reunion Vocal Band, the Men’s Ensemble from Mennonite Heritage Chorale and a women’s quartet & accompanists. Tickets $15. To order in advance, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org. For more information, go to www.lmhs.org.

Location : Neffsville Mennonite Church, Neffsville
1711 Mennonite Migration from Bern, Switzerland

02/07/2011 02/07/2011

1711 Mennonite Migration from Bern, Switzerland

Monday, February 7, 7:00 PM. Christian Aid Ministries, Ephrata. A Quarterly Educational Meeting with historians James Lowry and John Ruth. Free. For more information, go to www.lmhs.org, call (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org.

Location : Christian Aid Ministries, Ephrata
Rare and Used Book Auction

02/11/2011 02/11/2011

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, February 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call (717) 393-9745 or […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Folk Arts Class: Telling Your Life Story

02/19/2011 02/19/2011

Folk Arts Class: Telling Your Life Story

Saturday, February 19, 10:00 AM – noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Review and practice several approaches to telling your life story in writing or audio recording with oral historian Jean Kilheffer Hess. Advance registration required: $45. To register, download the 2011 Folk Arts Classes brochure at www.lmhs.org, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Introduction to Pennsylvania German Dialect

03/10/2011 03/10/2011

Introduction to Pennsylvania German Dialect

Thursday, March 10, 7:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Kannst du Deitsch schwetze? Former U.S. Foreign Language Specialist Keith “Butch” Reigart discusses the history of Pennsylvania’s famous sound. Free. Beginning and intermediate classes continue at LMHS Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 19. Advance registration required for classes: $100 LMHS members, $115 nonmembers. To register for […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Folk Arts Class: Fraktur

03/12/2011 03/12/2011

Folk Arts Class: Fraktur

Saturday, March 12, 9:00 AM – noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Try your hand at this traditional Pennsylvania German art form with artist Emily Smucker-Beidler. Advance registration required: $45, plus $15 materials fee payable day of class. To register, download the 2011 Folk Arts Classes brochure at www.lmhs.org, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Girl Scout Badge Day: Juniors

03/26/2011 03/26/2011

Girl Scout Badge Day: Juniors

Saturday, March 26, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Junior Girl Scouts tour the 1719 Herr House and receive three badges for completing activities related to early American history. Advance registration required: $20 per scout; $4 for adults. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org. To register, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Field Trip: Amish Tour—Facts and Myths of the Plain People Among Us

03/31/2011 03/31/2011

Field Trip: Amish Tour—Facts and Myths of the Plain People Among Us

Thursday, March 31, 7:30–11:30 AM and noon–4:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Travel over the scenic back roads of the Lampeter and Leacock Townships, stopping at shops where you will be able to purchase products produced by the Amish and plain people of Lancaster County, including a quilt shop on a working Amish farm. In […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Underground Railroad, Lancaster County

03/31/2011 03/31/2011

Field Trip: Underground Railroad, Lancaster County

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Journey back to the early 1800’s at Lancaster’s African Underground Railroad Station: Historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Meet Harriet Tubman, Stephen Smith and other conductors as the railroad makes stops from the hills of Georgia to the borders of Canada. Also visit […]

Location : Unknown
Field Trip: Native Americans of the Lower Susquehanna Valley

04/01/2011 04/01/2011

Field Trip: Native Americans of the Lower Susquehanna Valley

Saturday, April 1, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Explore the various pre-European cultures of Lancaster and York Counties, including Native American sites in Manor Township and Conestoga “Indiantown,” where William Penn offered peace to the Native People in 1701 and colonists ruthlessly murdered what they thought were the last Indians in […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Modern Amish-Owned Businesses Without Electricity

04/01/2011 04/01/2011

Field Trip: Modern Amish-Owned Businesses Without Electricity

Friday, April 1, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Join tour guides Jacob Fisher and Daniel Ness to visit several Amish-owned businesses in Lancaster County, with a discussion on the challenges of maintaining a modern business while remaining within the guidelines of the Amish church. Includes a meal at an Amish home.  […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Exhibit: Decorated Hand Towels

04/01/2011 04/01/2011

Exhibit: Decorated Hand Towels

April 1–16, Monday–Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Historically, Mennonites were not great advocates for the arts. One exception to their pragmatic lifestyle is found in decorative hand towels from the late 18th and early 19th century. These long, narrow linens were made painstakingly by young, unmarried women to […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Field Trip: Underground Railroad, Chester County

04/01/2011 04/01/2011

Field Trip: Underground Railroad, Chester County

Friday, April 1, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Visit the Christiana Underground Railroad Center at the historic Zercher’s Hotel where a local guide will describe the Christiana Resistance of 1851. Peruse the display at the Longwood Progressive Meetinghouse, then visit the cemetery where many Underground Railroad conductors are buried. See homes […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/01/2011 04/01/2011

Opening Day at 1719 Herr House

Wednesday, April 1, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Adults $8; children 7-12 $4; children 6 and under free. House and museum reopen Monday, April 2, 2012. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org, call  (717) 464-4438 or e-mail director@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Lancaster Family History Conference: New Ways to Reach Our Roots

04/02/2011 04/02/2011

Lancaster Family History Conference: New Ways to Reach Our Roots

Saturday, April 2, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. DoubleTree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley. Lancaster’s 32nd annual educational event for genealogists and family historians, featuring genealogist George G. Morgan and sociologist Dr. Donald B. Kraybill. More than a dozen seminars from leading genealogists and family historians. Download the complete brochure below. Advance registration required by March 15: […]

Location : DoubleTree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley
Exhibit: Decorated Hand Towels

04/02/2011 - 04/16/2011 04/02/2011 - 04/16/2011

Exhibit: Decorated Hand Towels

April 1–16, Monday–Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Historically, Mennonites were not great advocates for the arts. One exception to their pragmatic lifestyle is found in decorative hand towels from the late 18th and early 19th century. These long, narrow linens were made painstakingly by young, unmarried women to […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Musuem
Rare and Used Book Auction

04/08/2011 04/08/2011

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, April 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call (717) 393-9745 or […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Girl Scout Badge Day: Brownies

04/09/2011 04/09/2011

Girl Scout Badge Day: Brownies

Saturday, April 9, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Girl Scout Brownies tour the 1719 Herr House and receive three badges for completing historically-related activities. Advance registration required: $20 per scout; $4 for adults. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org. To register, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Folk Arts Class: Basket Weaving

04/09/2011 04/09/2011

Folk Arts Class: Basket Weaving

Saturday, April 9, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Make an oak splint basket with Cindy Seaton. Advance registration required: $45 includes materials and box lunch. To register, download the 2011 Folk Arts Classes brochure at www.lmhs.org, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Annual Banquet

04/16/2011 04/16/2011

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Annual Banquet

Saturday, April 16, 6:15 PM. Yoder’s Restaurant, New Holland. Keynote address by former Goshen College president, Shirley Showalter. Advance registration required: cost to be announced. For more information, go to www.lmhs.org, call (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org.

Location : Yoder’s Restaurant, New Holland
DNA: Opportunities and Dilemmas

05/16/2011 05/16/2011

DNA: Opportunities and Dilemmas

Monday, May 16, 7:00 PM. Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola. A Quarterly Educational Meeting with scientist Darvin Martin. Free. For more information, go to www.lmhs.org, call (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org.

Location : Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola
Field Trip: Celebrations & Flavors

05/17/2011 05/17/2011

Field Trip: Celebrations & Flavors

Tuesday, May 17, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. With regret, this tour has been cancelled for 2011.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Rare and Used Book Auction

06/10/2011 06/10/2011

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, June 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call (717) 393-9745 or […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Folk Arts Class: Native American Crafts

06/18/2011 06/18/2011

Folk Arts Class: Native American Crafts

Saturday, June 18, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Weave a sea grass mat, decorate a gourd, make a corn husk doll, and try your hand at bead work with Ruth Py and Lanie Buckwalter. Advance registration required: $65 includes materials. To register, download the 2011 Folk Arts Classes brochure […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Walk Into History: Grades 3-5

06/20/2011 - 06/24/2011 06/20/2011 - 06/24/2011

Walk Into History: Grades 3-5

Monday–Friday, June 20-24, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Summer Day Camp at the 1719 Herr House encourages campers to experience the rigors and rewards of early American life first hand through participating in activities similar to those children their ages would have engaged in during the 18th century. Campers […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Music in the Orchard

06/25/2011 06/25/2011

Music in the Orchard

Saturday, June 25, 6:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Picnic with a great mix of live music—Mandalele and Jessica Smucker & The Sleeping World—on the grounds of Lancaster’s oldest home. Adults $5; children under 12 free. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org. No pets please.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Folk Arts Class: Blacksmithing

07/09/2011 07/09/2011

Folk Arts Class: Blacksmithing

Saturday, July 9, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Use an anvil and coal-fed forge with smiths Matt Holliday, Frank Gillespie and Dave Kauffman. Advance registration required: $65 includes materials. To register, download the 2011 Folk Arts Classes brochure at www.hansherr.org, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

07/09/2011 07/09/2011

Folk Arts Class: Bake Oven

Saturday, July 9, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Regretably, this class has been cancelled for 2011. Sorry. For more information call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Walk Into History: Grades 6-8

07/11/2011 - 07/15/2011 07/11/2011 - 07/15/2011

Walk Into History: Grades 6-8

Monday–Friday, July 11–15, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Summer Day Camp at the 1719 Herr House encourages campers to experience the rigors and rewards of early American life first hand through participating in activities similar to those children their ages would have engaged in during the 18th century. Campers […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Music in the Orchard

07/23/2011 07/23/2011

Music in the Orchard

Saturday, July 23, 6:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Picnic with a great mix of live music—Fire in the Glen and The Stray Birds—on the grounds of Lancaster’s oldest home. Adults $5; children under 12 free. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org. No pets please.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Field Trip: Goschenhoppen Historians Folk Festival & Schwenkfelder Library

08/13/2011 08/13/2011

Field Trip: Goschenhoppen Historians Folk Festival & Schwenkfelder Library

Saturday, August 13, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. With regret, this trip has been cancelled. For more information, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail tours@lmhs.org.

Location : Unknown
Bookworm Frolic

08/17/2011 - 08/20/2011 08/17/2011 - 08/20/2011

Bookworm Frolic

August 17–20; Wednesday–Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Forty thousand used books for sale outside. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.lmhs.org, or call  (717) 393-9745 or e-mail usedbooks@lmhs.org.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Heritage Trail Bike Ride & Walk

08/27/2011 08/27/2011

Heritage Trail Bike Ride & Walk

Saturday, August 27, 7:00 AM – noon. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Walk the length of Lancaster County’s original Pequea settlement—from Strasburg to Willow Street—or ride a 62, 30 or 10-mile bike route past local sites of historic interest to raise funds to build a replica Native American longhouse on the grounds of the […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Folk Arts Class: Needlework

09/17/2011 09/17/2011

Folk Arts Class: Needlework

Saturday, September 17, 9:00 AM – noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Recreate a traditional Pennsylvania German pincushion from the Historical Society’s collection with fabric artist Diane Fisher. Advance registration required: $45. To register, download the 2011 Folk Arts Classes brochure at www.lmhs.org, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Colonial New Amsterdam and New York Mennonites

09/17/2011 09/17/2011

Field Trip: Colonial New Amsterdam and New York Mennonites

Saturday, September 17, 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. A tour of Mennonite and Anabaptist-related sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Advance registration required: $100 LMHS members; $115 nonmembers. To register, download the 2011 Field Trips brochure at www.lmhs.org, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail tours@lmhs.org.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Storytelling Night

09/19/2011 09/19/2011

Storytelling Night

Monday, September 19, 7:00 PM. James Street Mennonite Church. A Quarterly Educational Meeting featuring Miriam Book, pastor of Salford Mennonite Church, and Lawrence Chiles, bishop of the Koinonia Fellowship of Churches. Miriam’s call to ministry and love for the Church was shaped in Lancaster County. “Many lessons I observed from life on the farm connect […]

Location : James Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster
Snitz Fest

10/01/2011 10/01/2011

Snitz Fest

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Celebrate the beginnings of Lancaster County, over three hundred years ago! This popular annual Pennsylvania German festival, held on the grounds of the county’s oldest home, features great food, costumed interpreters, hands-on activities and demonstrations of colonial-era arts, crafts and farm […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Rare and Used Book Auction

10/14/2011 10/14/2011

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, October 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call (717) 393-9745 or […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

10/22/2011 10/22/2011

Girl Scout Badge Day: Juniors

Saturday, October 22, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Junior Girl Scouts tour the 1719 Herr House and receive three badges for completing activities related to early American history. Advance registration required: $20 per scout; $4 for adults. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org. To register, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Pequea Settlement Historic Driving Tour

10/22/2011 10/22/2011

Pequea Settlement Historic Driving Tour

Saturday, October 22, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Take your family back in time. Drive, bike or even walk between sites in Lancaster’s County’s first permanent European settlement, founded in 1710. Self-guided routes start with map and directions at the 1719 Hans Herr House. Adults $8; Children 7-12 $4; […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Harvest Party & Square Dance

11/05/2011 11/05/2011

Harvest Party & Square Dance

Saturday, November 5, 7:00–10:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Music, food, seasonal games and a bonfire: fellowship and fun perfect for groups of friends, youth groups, couples and singles. $5 per person; $4 per person for groups of ten or more. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
SPECIAL ADDITION: Rare and Used Book Auction

11/11/2011 11/11/2011

SPECIAL ADDITION: Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, October 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Over 600 lots of rare and used books will fill a special Society auction on November 11 and spill into a previously-scheduled sale on December 9, 2011. The books, on topics ranging from literature and agriculture to Mennonite and Quaker history, come from the […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Girl Scout Badge Day: Brownies

11/12/2011 11/12/2011

Girl Scout Badge Day: Brownies

Saturday, November 12, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Girl Scout Brownies tour the 1719 Herr House and receive three badges for completing historically-related activities. Advance registration required: $20 per scout; $4 for adults. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org. To register, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Ten Things You Should Know About Native Americans

11/14/2011 11/14/2011

Ten Things You Should Know About Native Americans

Monday, November 14, 7:00 PM. Millersville Mennonite Church. Ivan Doxtator is a member of the Onyta’a:ka (Oneida) Nation and founder of First Nations Counseling Ministries, a Christian non-profit dedicated to consulting and equipping North American indigenous groups, based in O’Fallon, Mo. Four presentations will precede Doxtator’s talk. From 6:45 to 7:00 pm, Conoy storytellers Tina […]

Location : Millersville Mennonite Church, Millersville
Opening reception, Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show & Sale

11/18/2011 11/18/2011

Opening reception, Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show & Sale

Friday, November 18, 6:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Over 30 artists display pieces inspired by original Pennsylvania German designs and techniques, including blue stoneware, redware, painted toleware, saffron boxes, painted boxes, hooked rugs, scherenschnitte, woodworking, quilts, theorem, fraktur and fiber arts. Admission free; art for sale. Show and sale continues Tuesday–Saturday, 8:30 AM – […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Closing Day at the 1719 Herr House

11/30/2011 11/30/2011

Closing Day at the 1719 Herr House

Wednesday, November 30, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Adults $8; children 7-12 $4; children 6 and under free. House and museum reopen Monday, April 2, 2012. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org, call  (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Christmas Candlelight Tours

12/01/2011 - 12/03/2011 12/01/2011 - 12/03/2011

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Thursday–Saturday, December 1–3, 5:00–8:30 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. Add a dash of old-world charm to your holiday season. Experience holiday customs from some of the earliest ethnic groups who settled in Lancaster County. Learn the origins of beloved Christmas traditions: the Christmas tree, tree ornaments, Christmas cards and lights in windows. Costumed […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Rare and Used Book Auction

12/09/2011 12/09/2011

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, December 9, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call (717) 393-9745 or […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Buffalo Valley Mennonites and the Christkindl Market

12/10/2011 12/10/2011

Field Trip: Buffalo Valley Mennonites and the Christkindl Market

Saturday, December 10, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Seasoned storyteller and tour guide Henry Benner will conduct the last field trip of 2011, a tour of Old-Order Mennonite communities in Buffalo Valley, Pa. and a rare chance to shop at the festive Christkindl Market in nearby Mifflinburg. Advance registration required: $50 […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Annual Music Night

02/04/2012 02/04/2012

Annual Music Night

Saturday, February 4, 7:00 PM. Neffsville Mennonite Church. Join celebrated Chicago singer-songwriter Chuck Neufeld, folk musician Frances Miller, the Men’s Ensemble from Mennonite Heritage Chorale and Vietnamese Mennonite Choir (Philadelphia) for an inspiring evening of diverse music. Tickets $20 in advance. To reserve, return this reservation form, call (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org. For more […]

Location : Neffsville Mennonite Church, Neffsville
Rare and Used Book Auction

02/10/2012 02/10/2012

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, February 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
A Brief History of the Victim/Offender and Restorative Justice Movements

02/27/2012 02/27/2012

A Brief History of the Victim/Offender and Restorative Justice Movements

Monday, February 27, 7:00 PM. Strasburg Mennonite Church. Learn from two pioneers in the growing field of restorative justice, a response to criminal justice that focuses on repairing harm rather than establishing deterrence. Howard Zehr is Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University; Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is Restorative Justice Coordinator at Mennonite Central Committee […]

Location : Strasburg Mennonite Church, Strasburg
Class: Paint a Pennsylvania German Box

03/10/2012 03/10/2012

Class: Paint a Pennsylvania German Box

Saturday, March 10, 9:00 AM–noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Paint a document box with tulip and pinwheel motifs in the folk art manner of the Pennsylvania Germans. Using stencils and tracing paper, compass and straight edge, motifs are drawn on the prepainted red box then hand-painted under the instruction of Jim King. Advance registration required: […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Class: Fraktur

03/17/2012 03/17/2012

Class: Fraktur

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 AM–noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Try your hand at traditional Pennsylvania German painting and lettering with artist Emily Smucker-Beidler. Advance registration required: $60 LMHS members; $65 nonmembers. To register, download the 2012 Classes brochure, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org. . . .

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect for Beginners

03/22/2012 03/22/2012

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect for Beginners

Thursdays, March 22 – May 24, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Annual Banquet: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/31/2012 03/31/2012

Annual Banquet: Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Saturday, March 31, 6:00 PM. Weaver Markets Banquet Hall, Denver, Pa. Seminal theologian and Christian activist Ron Sider speaks on the topic of his new book, The Early Church on Killing: A Comprehensive Sourcebook on War, Abortion, and Capital Punishment. Sider is Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry & Public Policy at Palmer Theological Seminary in […]

Location : Weaver Markets, Denver
Rare and Used Book Auction

04/13/2012 04/13/2012

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, April 13, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Girl Scout Badge Day: Juniors

04/14/2012 04/14/2012

Girl Scout Badge Day: Juniors

Saturday, April 14, 2012, 9:00 AM– 3:00 PM 1719 Hans Herr House. Junior Girl Scouts tour the 1719 Herr House and receive three badges for completing activities related to early American history. Advance registration required: $20 per scout; $4 for adults. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org. To register, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org. […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Field Trip: Fort McHenry & Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

04/19/2012 04/19/2012

Field Trip: Fort McHenry & Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Thursday, April 19, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with a visit to historic Fort McHenry, a national shrine and birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In the morning, the group will witness the Fort’s flag-raising ceremony, then individuals may explore this national treasure on […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/20/2012 04/20/2012

Class: Special Project Research Assistance

Friday, April 20, 1:00–3:00 PM Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Sorry, this class is full. For related activities, please take a look at the Lancaster Family History Conference on April 21.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/20/2012 04/20/2012

Class: Genealogical Case Studies

Friday, April 20, 1:00–3:00 PM Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Benefit from—and contribute to—the experience of your peers in this special roundtable with genealogist James Beidler. Each participant will submit a thorny research problem for analysis and discussion. This session is recommended for genealogists working on an intermediate or advanced level. Advance registration required: $25. Please […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/20/2012 04/20/2012

Class: Interpreting Genealogical DNA Test Results

Friday, April 20, 1:00–3:00 PM Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Sorry, this class is full. For related activities, please take a look at the Lancaster Family History Conference on April 21.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Port to Paradise

04/20/2012 04/20/2012

Field Trip: Port to Paradise

Friday, April 20, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Follow the route many early American immigrants took from the Port of Philadelphia to a new life in Lancaster County. Be prepared to walk ten blocks through historic Philadelphia, starting at Penn’s Landing and noting numerous sites of interest, including a stop at […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: 1710 Pequea Settlement

04/20/2012 04/20/2012

Field Trip: 1710 Pequea Settlement

Friday, April 20, 8:00 AM – noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Explore the first permanent European settlement in Lancaster County, visiting sites related to Bowman/Bauman, Funk, Houser, Herr, Kendig, LeFever, Miller, Mylin, Tschantz and Weber surnames. Guide: Joanne Hess Siegrist Advance registration required: $45 LMHS members; $55 nonmembers. To register, download the 2012 Field Trips […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Lancaster Family History Conference: Deep Roots—Using DNA to Unlock Your Family’s Ancient Past

04/21/2012 04/21/2012

Lancaster Family History Conference: Deep Roots—Using DNA to Unlock Your Family’s Ancient Past

Saturday, April 21, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center. DNA—Deoxyribonucleic Acid—is a chemical found in the cells of every living organism on earth. It acts like a chemical blueprint, telling those cells how to reproduce. Human DNA is 99.9% identical from person to person. But, after testing hundreds of thousands […]

Location : Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center

04/21/2012 04/21/2012

Girl Scout Badge Day: Brownies

Saturday, April 21, 9:00 AM– 3:00 PM 1719 Hans Herr House. Girl Scout Brownies tour the 1719 Herr House and receive three badges for completing historically-related activities. Advance registration required: $20 per scout; $4 for adults. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org. To register, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail info@hansherr.org.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Music in Worship among Five Anabaptist Groups

05/07/2012 05/07/2012

Music in Worship among Five Anabaptist Groups

Monday, May 7, 7:00 PM. Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center. Learn from the distinct musical traditions of members of Old Order Amish, Old Order River Brethren and Weaverland, Groffdale and Lancaster Mennonite Conferences. Free. Part of Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s “Quarterly Meeting” lecture series. Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center is located at 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, about […]

Location : Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, Ephrata
Class: Telling Your Life Story

05/12/2012 05/12/2012

Class: Telling Your Life Story

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:00 AM–noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. This Mother’s Day, review and practice several approaches to telling your life story in writing or audio recording with oral historian Jean Kilheffer Hess. Advance registration required: $45 LMHS members; $50 nonmembers. To register, download the 2012 Classes brochure, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Rare and Used Book Auction

06/08/2012 06/08/2012

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, June 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Three Histories of Lancaster County

06/09/2012 06/09/2012

Field Trip: Three Histories of Lancaster County

Saturday, June 9, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Catch glimpses of the interactions among African, European and Native Americans from the 16th to the 19th century. Guides: Mike Salamh, Jr., Joanne Hess Siegrist and Lisa White Advance registration required: $80 LMHS members; $90 nonmembers. To register, download the 2012 Field Trips brochure, call […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

06/16/2012 06/16/2012

Field Trip: Amish Businesses without Electricity

Saturday, June 16, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Visit a quilt shop on a farm, a shed construction company and a variety roadside stand. Discuss the challenges of maintaining a modern business while remaining within the guidelines of the Amish church. Lunch at Sadie’s Kitchen. Guides: Daniel Ness and an Amish […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Class: Blacksmithing

06/16/2012 06/16/2012

Class: Blacksmithing

Saturday, June 16, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Use an anvil and coal-fed forge with smiths Matt Holliday, Frank Gillespie and Dave Kauffman. Advance registration required: $65 includes materials. To register, download the 2012 Classes brochure, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail director@hansherr.org. This class will repeat on Saturday, September 8. For more information, […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Music in the Orchard: Mandalele & Jessica Smucker

06/23/2012 06/23/2012

Music in the Orchard: Mandalele & Jessica Smucker

Saturday, June 25, 6:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Picnic with folk trio Mandalele (with Frances Miller) and local singer-songwriter Jessica Smucker in the shade of the 1719 Hans Herr House. Adults $5; children under 12 free. For more information, and to sign up to win free tickets, go to www.hansherr.org. No pets please. Concerts […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House

06/30/2012 06/30/2012

Field Trip: Historic Religious Communities

Saturday, June 30, 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Experience the history and learn the spiritual practices of Lititz Moravian Church, Ephrata Cloisters and The Cloistered Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary in Lancaster. Guide:  Mary Etta King Advance registration required: $85 LMHS members; $95 nonmembers. To register, call LMHS at (717) […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: 300th Anniversary of the Ferree-LeFevre Huguenot Settlement

07/14/2012 07/14/2012

Field Trip: 300th Anniversary of the Ferree-LeFevre Huguenot Settlement

Saturday, July 14, 8:00 AM – noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Follow in the footsteps of Lancaster County’s second group of European settlers, visiting sites related to Ferree, LeFevre, Carpenter, Witmer, Hershey and Herr surnames. Guide: Martin Keen. Advance registration required: $55 LMHS members; $65 nonmembers. To register, download the 2012 Field Trips brochure, call […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Music in the Orchard: Indian Summer Jars & Fire in the Glen

07/14/2012 07/14/2012

Music in the Orchard: Indian Summer Jars & Fire in the Glen

Saturday, July 14, 6:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Picnic with acoustic folk-rockers, Indian Summer Jars, and traditional Irish band, Fire in the Glen, in the shade of the 1719 Herr House. Adults $5; children under 12 free. No pets please. For more information, and to sign up to win free tickets, go to www.hansherr.org. […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Music in the Orchard: Dave Lefever & Waitin’ on a Train

07/28/2012 07/28/2012

Music in the Orchard: Dave Lefever & Waitin’ on a Train

Saturday, July 28, 6:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Picnic with country and folk musician, Dave Lefever, and bluegrass trio, Waitin on a Train, in the shade of the 1719 Herr House. Adults $5; children under 12 free. No pets please. For more information, and to sign up to win free tickets, go to www.hansherr.org. […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Bookworm Frolic

08/15/2012 - 08/18/2012 08/15/2012 - 08/18/2012

Bookworm Frolic

Wednesday–Friday, August 15–17, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 18, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Forty thousand used books for sale outside at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, and new books inside at steep discounts. Children’s books, fiction, textbooks, Bibles, music, magazines, vinyl records and much more. Baked goods, ice cream […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Class: Blacksmithing

09/08/2012 09/08/2012

Class: Blacksmithing

Saturday, September 8, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Use an anvil and coal-fed forge with smiths Matt Holliday, Frank Gillespie and Dave Kauffman. Advance registration required: $65 includes materials. To register, download the 2012 Classes brochure, call (717) 464-4438 or e-mail director@hansherr.org. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org. . . .

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Community Hymn Sing

09/08/2012 09/08/2012

Community Hymn Sing

Saturday, September 8, 5:00–6:30 PM 1719 Hans Herr House. Community members and church groups sing along to old and new hymns in the 1719 Hans Herr House orchard. Leaders take requests from several Mennonite hymnals. “They’re Mennonite in the sense that Mennonites published them,” but like most hymnals, the vast majority of the music comes […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Storytelling Night

09/10/2012 09/10/2012

Storytelling Night

Monday, September 10, 7:00 PM. Forest Hills Mennonite Church. An enchanting evening of life-shaping stories from two exceptional people. Arli Klassen, former executive director of Mennonite Central Committee, and Richard Showalter, former president of Eastern Mennonite Missions, tell formative stories from their childhood, life and work. Free. Part of Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s “Quarterly Meeting” […]

Location : Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola
Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect for Beginners

09/13/2012 09/13/2012

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect for Beginners

Thursdays, September 13 – November 15, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Rare and Used Book Auction

09/14/2012 09/14/2012

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, September 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Historic Driving Tour

09/15/2012 09/15/2012

Historic Driving Tour

Saturday, September 15, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Take your family back in time: drive, bike or even walk between sites near Lancaster’s County’s first permanent European settlement. Docents meet visitors at each location but participants may travel in the order and at the pace they wish. Brackbill Cemetery, Edisonville Mill, […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Field Trip: Dead Sea Scrolls & Synagogue Tour

09/21/2012 09/21/2012

Field Trip: Dead Sea Scrolls & Synagogue Tour

Friday, September 21, 7:00 AM–6:00 PM Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Learn more about Jewish history with an event-packed day-long trip to Philadelphia. First take a guided tour of Mikveh Israel synagogue, the oldest synagogue in continuous operation in the U.S., home to many significant Jewish artifacts. Then walk two blocks south to the National Museum […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Snitz Fest

10/06/2012 10/06/2012

Snitz Fest

Saturday, October 6, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. “Snitz” in German literally means “slice.” For the Pennsylvania German immigrants who first settled in Lancaster County, “snitz” referred especially to sliced, dried apples. Celebrate the beginnings of Lancaster County, over three hundred years ago! This popular annual Pennsylvania German festival—held on the […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
The Election of 1800

10/08/2012 10/08/2012

The Election of 1800

Monday, October 8, 7:00 PM. Landis Valley Christian Fellowship. Dirty election-year politics will be the topic of conversation at this newly added event. David L. Holmes, professor emeritus at the College of William and Mary, will put this year’s election in perspective with a review of the United States’ presidential election of 1800, where Federalist […]

Location : Landis Valley Christian Fellowship, Lancaster
Class: Featherstitching

10/13/2012 10/13/2012

Class: Featherstitching

Saturday, October 13, 9:00 AM–noon. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Learn to do traditional featherstitching on top of a velvet crazy-quilt Christmas stocking with artist Lynn Sommer. Advance registration required: $60 LMHS members; $65 nonmembers. To register, download the 2012 Classes brochure, call LMHS at (717) 393-9745 or e-mail manager@lmhs.org. . . .

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
SPECIAL Rare and Used Book Auction

10/13/2012 10/13/2012

SPECIAL Rare and Used Book Auction

SATURDAY, October 13, 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM. Fivepointville Fire Hall, 1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, Pa. A special used-book auction from the extensive collection of Dr. Robert Hess. Please note the new date, time and location. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are usually auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, six times a […]

Location : Fivepointville Fire Hall
Christianity and the Native American Religious Experience

11/12/2012 11/12/2012

Christianity and the Native American Religious Experience

Monday, November 12, 7:00 PM. Landisville Mennonite Church Linford Fisher is Assistant Professor of History at Brown University. His current book project, The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America (under contract with Oxford), looks at Native American communities in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Long Island (N.Y.), over the […]

Location : Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville
Opening reception, Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show & Sale

11/16/2012 11/16/2012

Opening reception, Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show & Sale

Friday, November 16, 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Over two dozen artists display pieces inspired by original Pennsylvania German designs and techniques, usually including blue stoneware, redware, painted toleware, saffron boxes, painted boxes, hooked rugs, scherenschnitte, woodworking, quilts, theorem, fraktur and fiber arts. All art is for sale. Free admission. Show and […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
NEW! Amish Educational Series, Part 1: Religious Freedom and Community Responsibilities

11/26/2012 11/26/2012

NEW! Amish Educational Series, Part 1: Religious Freedom and Community Responsibilities

Monday, November 26, 7:00 AM–8:30 PM Garden Spot Village chapel. Herman Bontrager, secretary-treasurer of the National Religious Freedom Committee, will describe how the Amish work with government around issues of  Social Security and Medicare, education, child labor laws, photo IDs, immigration-border crossings, and highway safety. Free. No cameras permitted. Parts 2 and 3 will be […]

Location : Garden Spot Village chapel
NEW! Amish Educational Series, Part 2: History, Faith and Culture

11/28/2012 11/28/2012

NEW! Amish Educational Series, Part 2: History, Faith and Culture

Wednesday, November 28, 7:00 AM–8:30 PM Garden Spot Village chapel. Mennonite Central Committee  East Coast associate director Ken Sensenig will interview an Amish representative who will provide a brief history, basic faith principles and distinctive cultural aspects of the Amish. Free. No cameras permitted. Part 3 will be Friday, November 30 at the same time […]

Location : Garden Spot Village chapel
NEW! Amish Educational Series, Part 3: Entrepreneurship within the Church

11/30/2012 11/30/2012

NEW! Amish Educational Series, Part 3: Entrepreneurship within the Church

Friday, November 30, 7:00 AM–8:30 PM Garden Spot Village chapel. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society director Rolando Santiago and an Amish businessman will discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a successful business within Amish church guidelines. Free. No cameras permitted. For more information, go to www.lmhs.org. . .

Location : Garden Spot Village chapel
Christmas Candlelight Tours

12/06/2012 - 12/08/2012 12/06/2012 - 12/08/2012

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7, 6:00–8:00 PM; Saturday, December 8, 5:00–8:30 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Add a dash of old-world charm to your holiday season. Experience holiday customs from some of the earliest ethnic groups who settled in Lancaster County. Guides in traditional dress demonstrate cooking, blacksmithing and other crafts. House tours […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Rare and Used Book Auction

12/14/2012 12/14/2012

Rare and Used Book Auction

Friday, December 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show

12/22/2012 - 12/29/2012 12/22/2012 - 12/29/2012

Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show

November 17–December 29, Tuesday–Saturday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Over two dozen artists display pieces inspired by original Pennsylvania German designs and techniques, usually including blue stoneware, redware, painted toleware, saffron boxes, painted boxes, hooked rugs, scherenschnitte, woodworking, quilts, theorem, fraktur and fiber arts. All art is for sale. Free admission. Show and […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Stories of Boyhood, Missions in Africa & Sizing Up Life

01/28/2013 01/28/2013

Stories of Boyhood, Missions in Africa & Sizing Up Life

Monday, January 28, 7:00 PM. Blossom Hill Mennonite Church. Enjoy heartwarming stories from Don Jacobs’ life before, during and after his time in Africa. Don Jacobs and his wife, Anna Ruth, were Mennonite missionaries in Tanzania and Kenya from 1954 to 1973. During that time, the Mennonite church grew from 500 to 5,000 members. “We […]

Location : Blossom Hill Mennonite Church
Auction of Rare and Used Books

02/08/2013 02/08/2013

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, February 8, 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

02/26/2013 02/26/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

02/28/2013 02/28/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/05/2013 03/05/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/07/2013 03/07/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Annual Music Night

03/09/2013 03/09/2013

Annual Music Night

Saturday, March 9, 7:00 PM. Neffsville Mennonite Church. Sample the diversity of Mennonite music with German guitarist and singer Wilhelm Unger, Canadian harpist and pianist Paul Dueck, American bagpiper Keith Espenshade and the New York City-based choral group Urban Worshipers, led by Josh Good. Tickets $20 in advance. To reserve, go to www.lmhs.org, call (717) […]

Location : Neffsville Mennonite Church

03/12/2013 03/12/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/14/2013 03/14/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/19/2013 03/19/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/21/2013 03/21/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/26/2013 03/26/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/28/2013 03/28/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/02/2013 04/02/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/04/2013 04/04/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/09/2013 04/09/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/11/2013 04/11/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Auction of Rare and Used Books

04/12/2013 04/12/2013

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, April 12, 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
LMHS Annual Banquet: Myron S. Augsburger

04/13/2013 04/13/2013

LMHS Annual Banquet: Myron S. Augsburger

Saturday, April 13, 6:00 PM. Weaver Markets Banquet Facility. Catch up with author, evangelist, pastor and professor Myron S. Augsburger, speaking on the theme “Can we move forward without looking backward?” Augsburger’s ministry has extended from the local church to international preaching missions, including ecumenical efforts across the United States and Canada. He served as […]

Location : Weaver Markets Banquet Facility

04/13/2013 04/13/2013

OPENING: Face to Face—The Meeting of Two Diverse Cultures

Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 1:00-4:00 PM Conestoga Area Historical Society. Imagine the interactions of Native American and European settlers in 18th-century Lancaster County. Free. Exhibit continues through December 15, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-4:00 PM, weekdays by appointment. A collaborative exhibit with Conestoga Area Historical Society.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
OPENING: Face to Face—The Meeting of Two Diverse Cultures

04/14/2013 04/14/2013

OPENING: Face to Face—The Meeting of Two Diverse Cultures

Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 1:00-4:00 PM Conestoga Area Historical Society. Imagine the interactions of Native American and European settlers in 18th-century Lancaster County. Free. Exhibit continues through December 15, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-4:00 PM, weekdays by appointment. A collaborative exhibit with Conestoga Area Historical Society.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum

04/16/2013 04/16/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/18/2013 04/18/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/23/2013 04/23/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/25/2013 04/25/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

04/30/2013 04/30/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, February 26–April 30, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

05/02/2013 05/02/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, February 28–May 2, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Just Sing! What Made 20th-Century Singing Great

05/04/2013 05/04/2013

Just Sing! What Made 20th-Century Singing Great

Saturday, May 4, 7:00 PM. Mellinger Mennonite Church. Since 1987, the Lancaster-County-based Table Singers have captured the essence of 20th-century Mennonite a cappella music, producing twelve recordings. They take their name from the “singers table” at the front of many early Mennonite meetinghouses where congregational leaders sat to lead worship. At this anniversary event, relive […]

Location : Mellinger Mennonite Church
Field Trip: Pennsylvania State Library and Archives

05/09/2013 05/09/2013

Field Trip: Pennsylvania State Library and Archives

Thursday, May 9, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Tour departs from Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. In the morning, half of the group will be dropped off at the State Library and half will proceed to the State Archives. After time for lunch, the two groups will switch. To research at either location, you will need to get […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

05/10/2013 05/10/2013

Class: Special Project Research Assistance

Friday, May 10, 1:00–3:00 PM Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Tour the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society library and archives and learn what genealogical and historical resources are available. The Society is a research center for Pennsylvania German, Mennonite and Amish history, genealogy and theology. It also holds a significant collection of genealogical and historical materials pertaining […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

05/10/2013 05/10/2013

Class: DNA Roundtable Discussion

Friday, May 10, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. What new information can be gleaned from your DNA test results and what next steps can you take to enrich your family history? Conference participants who have lab results from a genealogical DNA test are invited to ask questions of conference speaker Darvin Martin and dig deeper […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Driving Tour of Columbia, Wrightsville and the Gettysburg Battlefield

05/10/2013 05/10/2013

Field Trip: Driving Tour of Columbia, Wrightsville and the Gettysburg Battlefield

Friday, May 10, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Tour departs from Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Join us on a tour to the Gettysburg National Military Park to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles of the American Civil War. The day’s itinerary includes a morning stop at Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. On display in their museum […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Walking Tour of Lancaster City

05/10/2013 05/10/2013

Field Trip: Walking Tour of Lancaster City

Friday, May 10, 8:30 AM – noon. Tour departs from Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. With its diverse religious groups, colonial Lancaster exemplified William Penn’s desire for religious freedom. This beautiful morning walk highlights four of the Red Rose City’s most notable churches—the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, First Reformed Church, Saint James Episcopal Church and Saint […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

05/10/2013 05/10/2013

Class: Genealogical Case Studies

Friday, May 10, 1:00–3:00 PM Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Benefit from—and contribute to—the experience of your peers in this special roundtable with genealogist James Beidler. Each participant will submit a thorny research problem for analysis and discussion. This session is recommended for genealogists working on an intermediate or advanced level. Advance registration required: $25. To […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Lancaster Family History Conference: Family History for Smarties (and Others, Too!)

05/11/2013 05/11/2013

Lancaster Family History Conference: Family History for Smarties (and Others, Too!)

Saturday, May 11, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center. For more than thirty years Lancaster Family History Conference has brought together beginning and advanced genealogists with nationally recognized researchers and quality resources—all in the collegial, small-town atmosphere of Lancaster, Pennyslvania. This year genealogist and author Dr. John Philip Colletta will […]

Location : Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center
GRAND OPENING: The Lancaster Longhouse

05/18/2013 05/18/2013

GRAND OPENING: The Lancaster Longhouse

Saturday, May 18, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. The Lancaster Longhouse. For hundreds of years, south-central Pennsylvania was home to a series of Native American tribes, including the Shenks Ferry, Conoy, Lenape, Mohawk, Nanticoke, Seneca, Shawnee and Susquehannock peoples. Unfortunately many residents today are unaware of this rich history. The Lancaster Longhouse is a full-size educational replica […]

Location : The Lancaster Longhouse
Amish & Mennonite: History of Growing Faith Communities

06/10/2013 06/10/2013

Amish & Mennonite: History of Growing Faith Communities

Monday, June 10, 7:00 PM. Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center. Trace the history of Amish and Mennonite migrations in the United States since the late 17th and early 18th centuries when these Anabaptist groups arrived. Mennonite historian Steven M. Nolt will give an overview based on research for his new book, Seeking Places of Peace, written […]

Location : Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center
Auction of Rare and Used Books

06/14/2013 06/14/2013

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, June 14, 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Music in the Orchard: Sopa Sol with Christopher Mark Jones

06/15/2013 06/15/2013

Music in the Orchard: Sopa Sol with Christopher Mark Jones

Christopher Mark Jones Saturday, June 15, 6:00–8:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Picnic at the 1719 Herr House with Lancaster’s best new lineup of local artists. Tonight: Christopher Mark Jones—The Pittsburgh singer/songwriter is “a throwback to a time when songs were actually written about something real,” says WCCS Acoustic Hour host Anthony Frazier. Sopa Sol—Lancaster-based […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Class: Blacksmithing

06/15/2013 06/15/2013

Class: Blacksmithing

Saturday, June 15, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Try your hand at blacksmithing with smiths Matt Holliday, Frank Gillespie and Dave Kauffman. Start a fire with flint and steel, make coke from coal, heat steel to a forging temperature and use a hammer, anvil and other tools to make a candlestick holder or […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum
Music in the Orchard: Dietrich Strause Trio with Mark DeRose

06/29/2013 06/29/2013

Music in the Orchard: Dietrich Strause Trio with Mark DeRose

Saturday, June 29, 6:00–8:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Picnic at the 1719 Herr House with Lancaster’s best new lineup of local artists. Tonight: Mark DeRose—The beginning of a new era for the Lancaster singer/songwriter. “Mark plays a sunny blend of folk and funk. The music shines through those glass half empty days,” says Mike Cagesso […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Music in the Orchard: Spirit Wing with Leticia Joy

07/13/2013 07/13/2013

Music in the Orchard: Spirit Wing with Leticia Joy

Saturday, July 13, 6:00–8:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Picnic at the 1719 Herr House with Lancaster’s best new lineup of local artists. Tonight: Leticia Joy—The Lancaster singer/songwriter’s voice wafts and wails thoughtful lyrics over gentle melodies. Spirit Wing—A four-time finalist for the Native American Music Awards, this band from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, has become one […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House

07/15/2013 07/15/2013

Meet the Early Churches: The Story of the United Zion Church

Monday, July 15, 2013, 7:00 pm Garden Spot Village Chapel. The United Zion Church originated in 1855 following the expulsion of Bishop Matthias Brinser from the River Brethren or Brethren in Christ Church for building and holding services in a meetinghouse. The United Zion members were strengthened within a few years by some similar churches formed by […]

Location : Garden Spot Village Chapel; 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holand

07/22/2013 07/22/2013

Meet the Early Churches: Moravian History and Beliefs and Early Life in Lititz

Monday, July 22, 2013, 7:00 pm Garden Spot Village Chapel. The Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) is one of the few pre-Reformation Protestant churches. Its roots go back to John Hus, a Czech reformer and martyr in 1415. Persecution following the Thirty Years’ War almost exterminated the church. In 1722 groups of Protestants began fleeing from Moravia. At […]

Location : Garden Spot Village Chapel; 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holand
Music in the Orchard: Vinegar Creek Constituency with Unusual Suspects

07/27/2013 07/27/2013

Music in the Orchard: Vinegar Creek Constituency with Unusual Suspects

Saturday, July 27, 6:00–8:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Picnic at the 1719 Herr House with Lancaster’s best new lineup of local artists. Tonight: Unusual Suspects—Original Lancaster County music spread liberally around the edges of gypsy jazz, blues, folk and pop rock. Vinegar Creek Constituency—Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s swashbuckling pioneers of original Amerikindasorta string band music. Adults […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House

07/29/2013 07/29/2013

Meet the Early Churches: Early Huguenots in Lancaster County

Monday, July 29, 2013, 7:00 pm Garden Spot Village Chapel. The Huguenots were members of the French Reformed Church, a branch of the Reformed-Presbyterian family. As French Protestants they looked to John Calvin and Martin Bucer of the cities of Geneva and Strasbourg as the source of their faith. In 1708, as a result of persecution and […]

Location : Garden Spot Village Chapel; 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holand
Music in the Orchard: Cormorant’s Fancy with Widad

08/10/2013 08/10/2013

Music in the Orchard: Cormorant’s Fancy with Widad

Saturday, August 10, 6:00–8:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Picnic at the 1719 Herr House with Lancaster’s best new lineup of local artists. Tonight: Widad—”A redheaded, Midwestern-roots girl, with a Middle Eastern name and influence, who is weaving folk, rock, rhythm and mysticism with a touch of Americana to create her unique sound.”—H. Langone, Los […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House

08/12/2013 08/12/2013

Meet the Early Churches: By Water and the Word–The Brethren, Their Faith and Journey

Monday, August 12, 2013, 7:00 pm Garden Spot Village Chapel. The Church of the Brethren stems from the work of Alexander Mack (1679-1735) in Germany. Exiled from the Palatinate for preaching separatism, he and a company of fellow refugees in 1708 took the bold and, at that time, illegal step of baptizing adult believers. Eventually persecution led […]

Location : Garden Spot Village Chapel; 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holand
Bookworm Frolic

08/14/2013 - 08/17/2013 08/14/2013 - 08/17/2013

Bookworm Frolic

Wednesday–Friday, August 14–16, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 17, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Forty thousand used books for sale outside at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, and new books inside at steep discounts. Children’s books, fiction, textbooks, Bibles, music, magazines, vinyl records and much more. Baked goods, ice cream […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

08/19/2013 08/19/2013

Meet the Early Churches: “We Are Brethren:” The Story of the United Brethren in Christ

Monday, August 19, 2013, 7:00 pm Garden Spot Village Chapel. This group had its origin in the Isaac Long barn near Oregon in Lancaster County as part of an awakening led by Philip Otterbein (1726-1813) (Reformed) and Martin Boehm (1725-1812) (Mennonite) in 1767. Eventually the main body merged with the Evangelical Association and then the […]

Location : Garden Spot Village Chapel; 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holand

08/26/2013 08/26/2013

Meet the Early Churches: Evangelical from the Beginning

Monday, August 26, 2013, 7:00 pm Garden Spot Village Chapel. The Evangelical Association began as a result of the labors of Jacob Albright (1759-1808) among the German people of Pennsylvania. Preaching first as a Methodist exhorter, he became the first bishop of the Evangelical Association in 1807. In 1946 a large portion of the Evangelicals merged […]

Location : Garden Spot Village Chapel; 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holand
Uncovering the Underground Rail Road: Back by Popular Demand

09/07/2013 09/07/2013

Uncovering the Underground Rail Road: Back by Popular Demand

Did you miss this summer’s field trip featuring Lancaster’s involvement in the underground railroad? If so, there is another chance to uncover the underground railroad this fall. On Sept. 7, Norma Grace and Ronald Strawbridge will lead an excursion across Lancaster County, stopping to bring sites to life with lectures and interpretation. Stops will include […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Auction of Rare and Used Books

09/13/2013 09/13/2013

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, September 13, 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Historic Driving Tour

09/14/2013 09/14/2013

Historic Driving Tour

Saturday, September 14, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Tours start at the 1719 Hans Herr House. Take your family back in time: drive, bike or even walk between sites near Lancaster’s County’s first permanent European settlement. The 2013 tour will focus on historic Lampeter, Pennsylvania. Sites include the 1815 Henry Miller house in downtown Lampeter, […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

09/17/2013 09/17/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

09/19/2013 09/19/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Storytelling Night

09/23/2013 09/23/2013

Storytelling Night

Monday, September 23, 7:00 PM. Landisville Mennonite Church. See two lives side by side: David Sauder, bishop among the Old Order River Brethren, and Carolyn Wenger, museum curator and archivist at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. The annual Storytelling Night asks two community leaders to prepare seven short stories from their childhood, personal life or work, […]

Location : Landisville Mennonite Church

09/24/2013 09/24/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

09/26/2013 09/26/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

10/01/2013 10/01/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

10/03/2013 10/03/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Snitz Fest

10/05/2013 10/05/2013

Snitz Fest

Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. “Snitz” in German literally means “slice.” For the Pennsylvania German immigrants who first settled in Lancaster County, “snitz” referred especially to sliced, dried apples. Celebrate the beginnings of Lancaster County, over three hundred years ago! This popular annual Pennsylvania German festival—held on the […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House

10/08/2013 10/08/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

10/10/2013 10/10/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Auction of Rare and Used Books

10/11/2013 10/11/2013

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, October 11, 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

10/12/2013 10/12/2013

A different conflict: The Civil War meets religious peacemakers in Lancaster County

A house with a secret room, a Union Army uniform worn by a young man killed in battle, the headquarters of a politician who was a friend of the Mennonites, young men who defied their parents by going off to War, a Confederate sword. These and stories of various activities during the years leading up […]

Location : Unknown

10/15/2013 10/15/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

10/17/2013 10/17/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Community Hymn Sing

10/20/2013 10/20/2013

Community Hymn Sing

Sunday, October 20, 3:00 PM 1719 Hans Herr House. Sing favorite hymns where Lancaster County’s first settlers worshiped. The 1719 Hans Herr House is the oldest Mennonite meetinghouse in the Western Hemisphere. All community members are welcome. Space is extremely limited. Free, but tickets required. For more information, go to www.hansherr.org. To reserve tickets, call […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House

10/22/2013 10/22/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

10/24/2013 10/24/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
What Thanksgiving Means to Native People

10/26/2013 10/26/2013

What Thanksgiving Means to Native People

Saturday, October 26, 12:00–2:00 PM. The Lancaster Longhouse. Enjoy a lunch of traditional Native American food with a candid discussion of what Thanksgiving—and giving thanks—mean to Native People. $20. Advance registration required. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets, go to www.lancasterlonghouse.org, call the 1719 Hans Herr House at (717) 464-4438 or e-mail director@hansherr.org.

Location : The Lancaster Longhouse
What Young Historians Are Thinking

10/28/2013 10/28/2013

What Young Historians Are Thinking

Monday, October 28, 7:00 PM. James Street Mennonite Church. Who says history is for old people? Come hear three young Anabaptist historians here about the work they do. Each presenter will speak for 15 minutes on the work they do, with an additional 10 minutes for questions. Free. Part of Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s annual […]

Location : James Street Mennonite Church

10/29/2013 10/29/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

10/31/2013 10/31/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

11/05/2013 11/05/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

11/07/2013 11/07/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

11/11/2013 11/11/2013

History and Missions of Lancaster Hispanic Mennonites

Monday, November 11, 7:00 PM. Iglesia Menonita Jesucristo es el Señor. Take a fresh look at the Mennonites. Twenty congregations in the U.S. and over twenty more in Mexico, Costa Rica and Nicaragua are part of Lancaster Mennonite Conference through the Concilio de Iglesias Menonitas Hispanas (CIMH). Learn how the Mennonite church thrives around the […]

Location : Iglesia Menonita Jesucristo es el Señor

11/12/2013 11/12/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

11/14/2013 11/14/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
OPENING RECEPTION: Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show & Sale

11/15/2013 11/15/2013

OPENING RECEPTION: Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show & Sale

Friday, November 15, 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Over two dozen artists display pieces, inspired by original Pennsylvania German designs and techniques, including blue stoneware, redware, painted toleware, saffron boxes, painted boxes, hooked rugs, scherenschnitte, woodworking, quilts, theorem, fraktur and fiber arts. All art is for sale. The LMHS book and museum […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

11/19/2013 11/19/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Beginner Level

Tuesdays, September 17–November 19, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

11/21/2013 11/21/2013

Class: Pennsylvania German Dialect—Intermediate Level

Thursdays, September 19–November 21, 7:00–9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Christmas Candlelight Tours

12/05/2013 - 12/07/2013 12/05/2013 - 12/07/2013

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Thursday & Friday, December 5 & 6, 6:00–8:00 PM; Saturday, December 7, 5:00–8:30 PM. 1719 Hans Herr House. Add a dash of old-world charm to your holiday season. Experience holiday customs from some of the earliest ethnic groups who settled in Lancaster County. Guides in traditional dress demonstrate cooking, blacksmithing and other crafts. Sample foods […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House
Auction of Rare and Used Books

12/13/2013 12/13/2013

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, December 13, 6:30 – 9:00 PM. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Pies in the Mennonite Tradition

01/10/2014 01/10/2014

Pies in the Mennonite Tradition

Friday, January 10, 6:00-8:30 PM Stop by the Mennonite Historical Society Friday evening and enjoy a slice or two of a wide selection of pies, along with a good cup of coffee! Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a good crust? Pie bakers will be on hand to demonstrate the art. During […]

Location : Unknown
Annual Music Night

01/25/2014 01/25/2014

Annual Music Night

Saturday, January 25, 7:00 PM Annual Music Night is launching the Lancaster Roots program for 2014. On Saturday, January 25, 7 pm, a concert featuring a wide variety of musical styles performed by four diverse groups will come to Neffsville Mennonite Church. From bluegrass to gospel and beyond, music night has something for everyone. The […]

Location : Neffsville Mennnonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Auction of Rare and Used Books

02/14/2014 02/14/2014

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, February 14, 6:30-9:00 PM Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Blush and Thrill of the Chaste: What We Learned From Writing Our Nonfiction Books

02/24/2014 02/24/2014

Blush and Thrill of the Chaste: What We Learned From Writing Our Nonfiction Books

Monday, February 24, 7:00 PM Shirley Showalter and Valerie Weaver- Zercher share their experience as Mennonite women writers.

Location : Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
Music in Worship

03/06/2014 03/06/2014

Music in Worship

Thursday, March 6, 700 PM “O Gott Vater, wir loben dich” goes the opening line of the Lobg’sang, the praise song, shared across the Anabaptist tradition. It can be sung in different ways, from the “slow” style of the Amish to the “fast,” such as Lancaster Mennonite Conference and “half-slow,” as sung by the Groffdale […]

Location : Martindale MEnnonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata.

03/11/2014 03/11/2014

Beginner Level Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far west as Wisconsin. Keith “Butch” Reigart grew up hearing Pennsylvania […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/13/2014 03/13/2014

Intermediate Level Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far west as Wisconsin. Keith “Butch” Reigart grew up hearing Pennsylvania […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Beginning Fraktur Workshop

03/15/2014 03/15/2014

Beginning Fraktur Workshop

Fraktur is a distinctly American folk art dating back to the mid 1700s and was an important part of Pennsylvania German culture. The traditional motifs of birds, flowers and hearts are rendered in ink, accompanied by ornate calligraphy, then painted in watercolor.  This class will begin with a presentation on fraktur, its history and three […]

Location : Unknown
Annual Banquet

04/05/2014 04/05/2014

Annual Banquet

Saturday, April 5, 6:00 PM  Come fellowship with Ervin Stutzman as he reflects on “Can the quiet in the land keep their peace?” Stutzman is Executive Director for Mennonite Church USA. Before taking on this role in January 2010, he served for nearly 12 years as Dean and Professor of Church Ministries at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, […]

Location : Yoder's Resteraunt
Auction of Rare and Used Books

04/11/2014 04/11/2014

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, April 11, 6:30-9:00 PM Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Class: Folk Art Tour and Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner

04/12/2014 04/12/2014

Class: Folk Art Tour and Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner

Saturday, April 12, 5:00-9:00 PM Join us for a tour of Lancaster County Old Order Mennonite Folk Arts featuring extended Hoover family farms and shops. Buck wagons will ferry us to see painters, carvers and woodworkers through bucolic rural settings. The evening will conclude with a Pennsylvania Dutch dinner in the home of Mary Hoover. […]

Location : Unknown
Lancaster Family History Conference

04/24/2014 - 04/26/2014 04/24/2014 - 04/26/2014

Lancaster Family History Conference

Say Cheese: Family History through Photographs A picture is worth a thousand words, but what secrets do they keep? Join us for the 35th annual Lancaster Family History Conference to learn about old photographs from Maureen Taylor, “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”

Location : Unknown
Preparing the Earth

05/03/2014 05/03/2014

Preparing the Earth

Saturday, May 3, 12:00-2:00 PM Spring is the time to prepare the earth for planting. Before European settlers arrived, the Lenape, Susquehannocks, Nanticoke, and others made their homes in central Pennsylvania and cultivated the land here. Come to the Lancaster Longhouse to experience a slice of longhouse life, eat an authentic native meal and learn […]

Location : Lancaster Longhouse

05/03/2014 05/03/2014

Field Trip: HERRing around Lancaster County

Saturday, May 3, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Herrs have been living in Lancaster since pre-county.  The family has been a prominent part of the Lancaster community for over three hundred years and the local phone book lists more than three hundred Herrs—including more than a dozen businesses with the Herr name. Dive into Herr history with […]

Location : Unknown
Pacifists in Chains

05/19/2014 05/19/2014

Pacifists in Chains

Monday, May 19, 7:00 PM  Duane C. Stoltzfus shares the stories he encountered as he researched his recently published book, Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War. 

Location : Forest Hills Mennonite Church, 100 Quarry Rd, Leola, PA 17540
Auction of Rare and Used Books

06/13/2014 06/13/2014

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, June 13, 6:30-9:00 PM Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Music in the Orchard: Sopa Sol and Indian Summer Jars

06/14/2014 06/14/2014

Music in the Orchard: Sopa Sol and Indian Summer Jars

Saturday, June 14, 6:00 PM Picnic at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum with a new lineup of local artists. Concerts will be held rain or shine, moving to cover in case of rain, except in cases of dangerous weather. Attendees must bring their own chairs. Pets are not invited. Food will be available […]

Location : Unknown
Blacksmithing Days

06/20/2014 - 06/21/2014 06/20/2014 - 06/21/2014

Blacksmithing Days

Friday, June 27, 12:00-4:00 PM; Saturday, June 28, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Blacksmiths were an important part of the community, making fire strikers, door hinges, farm implements and more. Go back in time to watch, learn, and try this fascinating art of fire and steel.

Location : Unknown
Blacksmithing Class

06/21/2014 06/21/2014

Blacksmithing Class

Saturday, June 21, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Try your hand at blacksmithing with with Matt Holliday, Frank Gillespie and Dave Kauffman. Learn to start a fire with flint and steel, make coke from coal, heat steel to a forging temperature and use a hammer, anvil and other tools to make a candlestick holder or hook rack. […]

Location : Unknown
Music in the Orchard: Dearest Home and Pig Merchants

06/28/2014 06/28/2014

Music in the Orchard: Dearest Home and Pig Merchants

Saturday, June 28, 6:00 PM Picnic at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum with a new lineup of local artists. Concerts will be held rain or shine, moving to cover in case of rain, except in cases of dangerous weather. Attendees must bring their own chairs. Pets are not invited. Food will be available […]

Location : Unknown
Music in the Orchard: Vinegar Creek Constituency and Matt Wheeler

07/12/2014 07/12/2014

Music in the Orchard: Vinegar Creek Constituency and Matt Wheeler

Saturday, July 12, 6:00 PM Picnic at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum with a new lineup of local artists. Concerts will be held rain or shine, moving to cover in case of rain, except in cases of dangerous weather. Attendees must bring their own chairs. Pets are not invited. Food will be available […]

Location : Unknown
Music in the Orchard: Across the Pond and Marty Shaughnessy

07/26/2014 07/26/2014

Music in the Orchard: Across the Pond and Marty Shaughnessy

Saturday, July 26, 6:00 PM Picnic at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum with a new lineup of local artists. Concerts will be held rain or shine, moving to cover in case of rain, except in cases of dangerous weather. Attendees must bring their own chairs. Pets are not invited. Food will be available […]

Location : Unknown
Class: Native American Pottery

08/09/2014 08/09/2014

Class: Native American Pottery

Saturday, August 9, 9:00-11:00 AM  Work with master potter Tammy Zettlemoyer of Zettlemoyer Pottery and make friendship beads to share with other class participants as well as pendants. All items will be pit fired using wood, in the afternoon. Zettlemoyer makes PA German redware with sgraffito as well as Native American pottery including pipes, beads, […]

Location : Unknown
Music in the Orchard: Ryan Kauffman Jazz Trio and Main Street Mystics

08/09/2014 08/09/2014

Music in the Orchard: Ryan Kauffman Jazz Trio and Main Street Mystics

Saturday, August 9, 6:00 PM Picnic at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum with a new lineup of local artists. Concerts will be held rain or shine, moving to cover in case of rain, except in cases of dangerous weather. Attendees must bring their own chairs. Pets are not invited. Food will be available […]

Location : Unknown

08/09/2014 08/09/2014

Class: Native American Corn Husk Crafts

Saturday, August 9, 12:00-2:00 PM Using corn husks to make items for daily use is a traditional Native American activity. Uhma Ruth Py, Lenape, will teach students to make a corn husk doll, a traditional toy for Native children. Corn husks will also be used to fashion a bowl and mat. This class is open […]

Location : Unknown
Bookworm Frolic

08/13/2014 - 08/16/2014 08/13/2014 - 08/16/2014

Bookworm Frolic

Wednesday-Friday, August 13-15 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Saturday, August 16, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM  40,000 used books available in the Society’s annual four-day open air sale. Sale held rain or shine.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Field Trip: Hispanic Mennonites of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

08/23/2014 08/23/2014

Field Trip: Hispanic Mennonites of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Saturday, August 23, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Go back in time when several hundred folks arrived in Lancaster County PA from Puerto Rico to work in summer harvesting of tomatoes from about 1950-64. See their early lodging places, work sites, and places of worship. Hear first person accounts of initial experiences. Discover the changes as their […]

Location : Unknown
Benefit Concert Joanne Shenandoah

08/30/2014 08/30/2014

Benefit Concert Joanne Shenandoah

Saturday, August 30, 7:00 PM  Grammy award-winning Native American artist Joanne Shenandoah comes to Lancaster to perform a benefit concert for the Lancaster Longhouse. Fulton Opera House.

Location : Fulton Opera House
Films in the Field: The Radicals

09/06/2014 09/06/2014

Films in the Field: The Radicals

Saturday, September 6, 7:30 PM Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum to watch Mennonite films in the horse pasture and hear from people involved in their creation. The Radicals is a moving drama about the beginning of the Anabaptist movement. The film follows Michael and Margaretha Sattler from their start under monastic vows […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Class: Introduction to Rug Braiding

09/06/2014 09/06/2014

Class: Introduction to Rug Braiding

In this class we will be working on an 8-10 inch mini round rug trivet. You will be taught basic rug braiding skills. In learning how to prepare fabric, start a rug, form a braid, lace and end a rug, you will know the basic formation of a rug without having to make the commitment […]

Location : Unknown

09/09/2014 09/09/2014

Beginner Level Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far west as Wisconsin. Keith “Butch” Reigart grew up hearing Pennsylvania […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

09/11/2014 09/11/2014

Intermediate Level Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

Pennsylvania German Dialect, commonly known as “Pennsylvania Dutch,” is prevalent among Old Order Amish and Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. Historically, however, it was spoken widely by Lutheran, Reformed and other groups of German immigrants and it is currently used in Old Order communities as far west as Wisconsin. Keith “Butch” Reigart grew up hearing Pennsylvania […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Auction of Rare and Used Books

09/12/2014 09/12/2014

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, September 12, 6:30-9:00 PM Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Films in the Field: Hazel’s People

09/13/2014 09/13/2014

Films in the Field: Hazel’s People

Saturday, September 13, 7:30 PM Saturday, September 6, 7:30 PM Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum to watch Mennonite films in the horse pasture and hear from people involved in their creation. A young New york City hippy, Eric Mills, comes to Lancaster to attend the funeral of one of his friends, […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Hymn Sing

09/14/2014 09/14/2014

Hymn Sing

Sunday, September 14, 3:00 PM Sing favorite hymns in the room where Lancaster County’s first settlers worshiped. The 1719 Hans Herr House is the oldest surviving Mennonite place of worship in North America. Seating is limited.

Location : Unknown
Films in the Field: The Silence at Bethany

09/20/2014 09/20/2014

Films in the Field: The Silence at Bethany

Saturday, September 20, 7:30 PM Saturday, September 6, 7:30 PM Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum to watch Mennonite films in the horse pasture and hear from people involved in their creation. The Silence at Bethany follows a young man’s return from the city to the tight-knit Mennonite community his family came […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Blacksmithing Class

09/20/2014 09/20/2014

Blacksmithing Class

Saturday, September 20, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Try your hand at blacksmithing with with Matt Holliday, Frank Gillespie and Dave Kauffman. Learn to start a fire with flint and steel, make coke from coal, heat steel to a forging temperature and use a hammer, anvil and other tools to make a candlestick holder or hook rack. […]

Location : Unknown
Annual Storytelling Night

09/22/2014 09/22/2014

Annual Storytelling Night

Monday, September 22, 7:00 PM Hear stories from memorable lives: Elizabeth Soto Albrecht, moderator of Mennonite Church USA, and Dick Thomas, superintendent of Lancaster Mennonite Schools and former moderator of Mennonite Church USA. Stumptown Mennonite Church.

Location : Unknown
Films in the Field: Pearl Diver

09/27/2014 09/27/2014

Films in the Field: Pearl Diver

Saturday, September 27, 7:30 PM Come to the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum to watch Mennonite films in the horse pasture and hear from people involved in their creation. Pearl Diver is a touching story of two sisters, one who remained a conservative Mennonite and one who became “worldly.” When the conservative sister’s daughter […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Snitz Fest

10/04/2014 10/04/2014

Snitz Fest

Saturday, October 4, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Celebrate autumn at Lancaster County’s popular festival of early American food, crafts and farm life.

Location : Unknown
Auction of Rare and Used Books

10/10/2014 10/10/2014

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, October 10, 6:30-9:00 PM Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Historic Driving Tour

10/11/2014 10/11/2014

Historic Driving Tour

Saturday, October 11, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Explore history in your backyard. Drive through sites in Strasburg and West Lampeter Township. Tour starts at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum.

Location : Unknown
Class: Featherstitching and Grain Painting

10/18/2014 10/18/2014

Class: Featherstitching and Grain Painting

Saturday, October 18, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM This hands- on class combines two important PA German craft forms in one. First we practice the old techniques of combing, graining and stippling on a hand-made wood frame that will house a mirror and a feather stitched crazy patch panel to be framed after the folk painting. Supplies […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Celebrating the Harvest

10/18/2014 10/18/2014

Celebrating the Harvest

Saturday, October 18, 12:00-2:00 PM Hear about the fall harvest from a Native American Perspective and enjoy a traditional meal in the Lancaster Longhouse.

Location : Lancaster Longhouse
Class: Native American Beadwork

10/25/2014 10/25/2014

Class: Native American Beadwork

 Saturday, October 25, 1:00-4:00 PM Among many Native tribes, hollow porcupine quills were dyed and used to adorn clothing and make jewellery. MaryAnn Robins, Onondaga, will teach the basics of quillwork and guide students to make a choker. This class is open to adults and children over 12. Tickets cost $25, and can be reserved […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Class: Native American Quillwork

10/25/2014 10/25/2014

Class: Native American Quillwork

 Saturday, October 25, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM  Among many Native tribes, hollow porcupine quills were dyed and used to adorn clothing and make jewellery. MaryAnn Robins, Onondaga, will teach the basics of quillwork and guide students to make a choker. This class is open to adults and children over 12. Tickets cost $25, and can be […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
What Young Historians are Thinking

10/27/2014 10/27/2014

What Young Historians are Thinking

Monday, October 27, 7:00 PM Three young Anabaptist historians under thirty will present short papers and take questions.

Location : Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Class: The Amish and their Quilts

11/01/2014 11/01/2014

Class: The Amish and their Quilts

Saturday, November 1, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM When and where did quilting start? What makes the early Amish quilts so special? Can you quilt? The answers to all of these questions will be answered in the Amish and their Quilts class. Learn where and when quilting began. Discover antique Amish quilts and their fondness of quilting. Learn […]

Location : Unknown
Native American Tour

11/01/2014 11/01/2014

Native American Tour

Saturday, November 1, 8:30 AM-5:30 PM Join us as we explore the various pre-European cultures of Lancaster and  York Counties.  This tour includes various Native American sites in Manor Township, where the Susquehannocks traveled the river that bears their name, cultivating maize, beans, and squash in fields surrounding its shores. We also stop within the […]

Location : Unknown
Opening Reception: Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale

11/07/2014 11/07/2014

Opening Reception: Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale

Friday, November 7, 6:00-8:30 PM Purchase handmade crafts by local artists at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s book and museum store. Sale continues Tuesdays- Saturdays, November 8-December 31, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. 

Location : Unknown
History and Life of Lancaster’s Immigrant Mennonites

11/10/2014 11/10/2014

History and Life of Lancaster’s Immigrant Mennonites

Monday, November 10, 7:00 PM Celebrate the diversity of Lancaster Mennonites through historical accounts, drama, music and food from Karen, Nepali, and Francophone immigrants.

Location : Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
Christmas Candlelight Tours

12/04/2014 - 12/06/2014 12/04/2014 - 12/06/2014

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Thurs. & Fri., December 4 &5, 6:00-8:00 pm; Saturday, December 6, 5:00-8:30 pm  Celebrate the holidays with stories and treats at the oldest house in Lancaster County. This year focuses on three centuries of transportation.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Auction of Rare and Used Books

12/12/2014 12/12/2014

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, December 12, 6:30-9:00 PM Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

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Pies in the Mennonite Tradition

Pies in the Mennonite Tradition

Friday, January 10, 6:00-8:30 PM Stop by the Mennonite Historical Society Friday evening and enjoy a slice or two of a wide selection of pies, along with a good cup of coffee! Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a good crust? Pie bakers will be on hand to demonstrate the art. During […]

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Annual Music Night

Annual Music Night

Saturday, January 25, 7:00 PM Annual Music Night is launching the Lancaster Roots program for 2014. On Saturday, January 25, 7 pm, a concert featuring a wide variety of musical styles performed by four diverse groups will come to Neffsville Mennonite Church. From bluegrass to gospel and beyond, music night has something for everyone. The […]

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Auction of Rare and Used Books

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, February 14, 6:30-9:00 PM Consigned or donated rare, out-of-print and used books are auctioned at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society six times a year. Books are displayed at LMHS several weeks before each sale. Catalogs appear free at www.lmhs.org and are available in hard copy for a small subscription fee. Online bids and credit cards are accepted. Call […]

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Blush and Thrill of the Chaste: What We Learned From Writing Our Nonfiction Books

Blush and Thrill of the Chaste: What We Learned From Writing Our Nonfiction Books

Monday, February 24, 7:00 PM Shirley Showalter and Valerie Weaver- Zercher share their experience as Mennonite women writers.

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Music in Worship

Music in Worship

Thursday, March 6, 700 PM “O Gott Vater, wir loben dich” goes the opening line of the Lobg’sang, the praise song, shared across the Anabaptist tradition. It can be sung in different ways, from the “slow” style of the Amish to the “fast,” such as Lancaster Mennonite Conference and “half-slow,” as sung by the Groffdale […]

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