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Book Auction

01/09/2015 01/09/2015

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, January 9, 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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01/17/2015 01/17/2015

Fraktur I: A Taste for Fraktur

Saturday, January 17, 9 am – 12 pm Fraktur I, A Taste for Fraktur: Get a beginner’s introduction to the distinctly American folk art of fraktur with this folk art class led by Emily Smucker-Beidler.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
KaRen

01/31/2015 01/31/2015

Annual Music Night

January 31, 7 pm The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society will feature songs from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe at its Annual Music Night on Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7 p.m. p.m., at Neffsville Mennonite Church (2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, Pa). “This concert will give the audience a taste for the rich diversity of music […]

Location : Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Pennsylvania German Folk Art Show and Sale

02/07/2015 02/07/2015

Grain Painting

Saturday, February 7, 9 am – 12 pm Learn how to add the rich look of wood to your next project with false graining techniques in this folk art class taught by  Jim King. $50 members, $60 nonmembers; register here or by calling (717) 393-9745

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Antonio Ulloa

02/23/2015 02/23/2015

Latin American Celebration

Monday, February 23, 7 pm Join a panel discussion about the Anabaptists of Latin American and share in their music and food. This is an exciting opportuntiy to learn about global Anabaptists before Mennonite World Conference 2015.

Location : Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron, PA 17501
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02/28/2015 02/28/2015

Fraktur II: The Illuminated Letter

Saturday, February 28, 9 am – 12 pm Fraktur II will focus on learning lettering and calligraphy within the context and history of fraktur. You will learn to use a nib pen and India ink. A materials kit is included in the cost of your tuition, comprised of paper, handouts, tracing paper, pencils, erasers, and […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/07/2015 03/07/2015

Beginner Level Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

Saturdays, March 7 – May 16, 10 am – 12 pm 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 […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

03/11/2015 03/11/2015

Intermediate Level Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

Wednesdays, March 11 – May 13, 7 – 9 pm 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
Book Auction

03/13/2015 03/13/2015

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, March 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
MKpie

03/14/2015 03/14/2015

Pies in the Mennonite Tradition

Saturday, March 14, 6 – 8:30 pm Have you ever wondered, “What is the secret to a good pie crust?” Have you ever thought, “Getting a store made crust is always easier?” Or perhaps you only think, “Pie? Pass me a slice.” In any case, there is a place for you at “Pies in the […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
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03/14/2015 03/14/2015

Folk Art Tour and Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner

Saturday, April 18, 5 pm Lancaster is home to a thriving art scene—from gallery row to the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Discover more about folk art in Lancaster County by joining a Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society tour beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.  The tour will visit workshops of the extended Hoover family, […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Nancy

04/11/2015 04/11/2015

Annual Banquet

Saturday, April 11, 6 pm Nancy Heisey, former president of Mennonite World Conference, will speak on the topic: “Does Mennonite World Conference unify all Anabaptists?”  

Location : Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron, PA 17501
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04/18/2015 04/18/2015

[Cancelled]: Pennsylvania Patchwork Pillowcases & Other Small Treasures

Saturday, April 18, 10 am – 12 pm As of March 24, this event has been canceled due to illness. Author Ann Hermes will give a lecture on patchwork pillowcases produced approximately between 1820 and 1920. Patchwork pillowcases are almost exclusively a Pennsylvania product and were made by Pennsylvania Germans. Attendees will be able to […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Josh-Taylor

04/25/2015 04/25/2015

Lancaster Family History Conference

Celebrities and Cellmates Saturday, April 25, 2014 8:30 AM –4:30 PM Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center Welcome to our local, long-standing tradition of providing a quality family history conference with content for both the beginning and advanced family historian. This year’s topic, Celebrities and Cellmates—Finding That Famous (or Infamous) Ancestor, taps into a theme that […]

Location : Lancaster Host and Resort, 2300 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
Farmer in Cart

05/02/2015 05/02/2015

Of Dioramas, Nobel Prizes and Mennonites:

Saturday, May 2, 8 am – 5:30 pm See and learn about James and Nancy Binsberger’s collection of Abner and Aaron Zook Dioramas (3D paintings). The tour also includes a visit to  the nearby home of Pearl Buck, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, PA. At the […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Okanya

05/04/2015 05/04/2015

Africa Celebration

Monday, May 4, 7 pm Celebrate the Anabaptists of Africa with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society in preparation for Mennonite World Conference Assembly this summer in Harrisburg. This event on Monday, May 4, beginning at 7 p.m. at Manor Brethren in Christ Church, showcases Mennonites and Brethren in Christ communities in Africa through a panel […]

Location : Manor Brethren in Christ Church, 530 Central Manor Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
Book Auction

05/08/2015 05/08/2015

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, May 8, 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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05/11/2015 05/11/2015

Mennonites and Baseball

Monday, May 11, 4:30 – 11 pm Enjoy a baseball game between the Harrisburg Senators and the Reading Phillies and hear stories of current and past Mennonites who have played Major League Baseball. Join the Society trip and reflect on the questions:  Are there connections between the Anabaptist Mennonite faith and the game of baseball?  […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Bridge

05/16/2015 05/16/2015

Covered Bridges

Saturday, May 16, 8:30 am – 4 pm Covered bridges abound in Lancaster County, and the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s “Covered Bridges” field trip roams beautiful back roads to showcase a few of these historic structures. Kenneth Collins, author and photographer of “Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,” will guide this daylong tour, giving details […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
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06/01/2015 06/01/2015

Asia Celebration

Monday, June 1, 7 pm Join a panel discussion about the Asian Anabaptist experience and share in their music and food. Learn about global Anabaptists before Mennonite World Conference.

Location : Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602
Sopa Sol

06/13/2015 06/13/2015

Music in the Orchard: Sopa Sol with Donna Nomick and St. Eloise

Saturday, June 13, 6:00 PM The sixth season of “Music in the Orchard” at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum is just around the corner. Come hear ten local bands over the course of five evenings, every other Saturday June 14 through August 9. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Sopa Sol: Organic and soulful music, […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Stone House

06/13/2015 06/13/2015

Germanic Architecture in Warwick and Manheim

Saturday, June 13, 9 am – 5 pm Historic buildings constructed before 1800 are sometimes off the main road and out of sight, but not forgotten.  Discover these treasures in Manheim Township, Warwick Township and surrounding areas that belonged to the second and third generations of immigrant families.  The tour will highlight examples of early […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
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06/17/2015 06/17/2015

Folk Art Fun for Kids: Fraktur and Scherenscnitte

Wednesday, June 17, 9 am – 12 pm These classes are offered for a child age 10+ and an accompanying adult. Pairs learn about fraktur and scherenschnitte and create a project together to take home. 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum $25 per pair; register here or by calling (717) 464-4438

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Snitz Fest 2011

06/20/2015 06/20/2015

Blacksmith Class

Saturday, June 20, 9 am – 4 pm Try your hand at blacksmithing 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 hook rack. Individual classes […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Blacksmith

06/26/2015 06/26/2015

Blacksmith Days

Friday, June 26, 12 – 4 pm The grounds of the 1719 Hans Herr House will be ringing with the sounds of hammer on anvil this summer. A bevy of blacksmiths will set up portable forges and use the Herr House’s smithy. Community members are welcome to attend this free event, to watch and learn. […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Blacksmith

06/27/2015 06/27/2015

Blacksmith Days

Saturday, June 27, 10 am – 4 pm The grounds of the 1719 Hans Herr House will be ringing with the sounds of hammer on anvil this summer. A bevy of blacksmiths will set up portable forges and use the Herr House’s smithy. Community members are welcome to attend this free event, to watch and […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Marty Shaughnessy & The Stars Are Spies

06/27/2015 06/27/2015

Music in the Orchard: Marty Shaughnessy & The Stars are Spies with Matt Wheeeler & Vintage Heart

Saturday, June 27, 6:00 PM The sixth season of “Music in the Orchard” at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum is just around the corner. Come hear ten local bands over the course of five evenings, every other Saturday June 14 through August 9. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Marty Shaughnessy & The Stars […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Book Auction

07/10/2015 07/10/2015

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, July 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
Jake Lewis

07/11/2015 07/11/2015

Music in the Orchard: Jake Lewis & The Clergy with Lackawana Skies

Saturday, July 11, 6:00 PM The sixth season of “Music in the Orchard” at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum is just around the corner. Come hear ten local bands over the course of five evenings, every other Saturday June 14 through August 9. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Jake Lewis:  a Lancaster based singer-songwriter […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Susan Weaver's photo 1

07/15/2015 07/15/2015

Folk Art Fun for Kids: Weaving Class

Wednesday, July 15, 9 am – 12 pm These classes are offered for a child age 10+ and an accompanying adult. Pairs learn how to use a tape loom and make a project for themselves and their doll. $25 per pair; register here or by calling (717) 464-4438

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
music

07/20/2015 07/20/2015

Music in Worship

Monday, July 20, 7 pm Fast, slow, and half slow come together on Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Join the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for “Music in Worship,” an event dedicated to sharing the music from six different Anabaptist groups. “This is an opportunity to worship in song with both familiar and unfamiliar hymns, […]

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

08/01/2015 08/01/2015

Music in the Orchard: Easy Grass with Emily Long

Saturday, August 1, 6:00 PM The sixth season of “Music in the Orchard” at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum is just around the corner. Come hear ten local bands over the course of five evenings, every other Saturday June 14 through August 9. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Easy Grass: A traditional Bluegrass band […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
BOOK

08/12/2015 - 08/15/2015 08/12/2015 - 08/15/2015

Bookworm Frolic

Wednesday, August 12, 9 am – 7 pm; Over 40,000 books available in this open-air book sale. The frolic runs Wednesday, August 12 through Saturday, August 15. It is open 9 am through 7 pm, except on Saturday, when it closes at 4 pm.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

08/15/2015 08/15/2015

Music in the Orchard: Silver City Rodeo with Justin Angeleo & The Experience

Saturday, August 15, 6:00 PM Silver City Rodeo:  a Lancaster-based seven-piece drawing from a deep well of musicians and wide range of varying instruments.  Their diverse sound includes elements of blues, folk, bluegrass, classic country and indie rock.  From the energy and passion of a full-band set to more intimate performances, their unique instrumentation, including many […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
hearth cooking

08/19/2015 08/19/2015

Folk Art Fun for Kids: Hearth Cooking and Colonial Tea

Wednesday, August 19, 10 am – 1 pm These classes are offered for a child age 10+ and an accompanying adult.Pairs learn how to cook on the open hearth in the Herr House by making a colonial snack to enjoy at a tea party with your doll and adult mentor. $25 per pair; register here or […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum

08/22/2015 08/22/2015

Folk Art Fun for Kids: Wilderness Survival

Saturday, August 22, 9 am – 11:30 am These classes are offered for a child age 10+ and an accompanying adult.Pairs learn how to cook on the open hearth in the Herr House by making a colonial snack to enjoy at a tea party with your doll and adult mentor. $25 per pair; register here or […]

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Snitz Fest 2011

08/22/2015 08/22/2015

Folk Art Fun for Kids: Blacksmith Class

Saturday, August 22, 12:30 pm – 3 These classes are offered for a child age 10+ and an accompanying adult. Pairs learn about blacksmithing and make a project together. $25 per pair; register here or by calling (717) 464-4438

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
HDT

08/29/2015 08/29/2015

Historic Driving Tour

Saturday, August 29, 10 am – 3 pm Learn about the histories of the villages of West Willow and Willow Street.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Book Auction

09/11/2015 09/11/2015

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, September 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
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09/14/2015 09/14/2015

Annual Storytelling Night

Monday, September 14, 7 pm Hear personal stories from the experiences of Connie Stauffer and Mamo Dula.

Location : Ridgeview Mennonite Church, 3723 Ridge Road, Gordonville, PA 17529

09/16/2015 09/16/2015

Intermediate Level Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

Wednesdays, September 16 – November 18, 7 – 9 pm 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

09/17/2015 09/17/2015

Beginner Level Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

Thursdays, September 17 – November 18, 7 – 9 pm 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

10/03/2015 10/03/2015

Maize and Snitz Fest

Saturday, October 3, 10 am – 3 pm Celebrate the heritages of the local Native American and Pa. German cultures at this festival of food, craft, and life.

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
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10/12/2015 10/12/2015

What Young Historians are Thinking

Monday, October 12, 7 pm Hear from three young historians from historic peace churches as they share their research.

Location : Pilgrims Mennonite Church, 21 South 12th Street, Akron, PA 17501
rosemadder

10/17/2015 10/17/2015

Natural Dyeing Class

Saturday, October 17, 9 am – 12 pm Learn the art of using natural dyes including walnut shells, poke berries, madder, and indigo. $25; register here or by calling (717) 464-4438

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
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10/31/2015 10/31/2015

Hispanic Mennonites of Lancaster County, Pa.

Saturday, October 31, 8 am – 4 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 to 1964.  See their early lodging places, work sites, and places of worship.  Hear first person accounts of initial experiences.  Discover […]

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
worship

11/09/2015 11/09/2015

How in the World Have We Changed?

Monday, November 9, 7 pm Brethren in Christ and Mennonite leaders reflect on Mennonite World Conference 2015 and how the Anabaptist world community has changed in the last fifty years.

Location : Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Book Auction

11/13/2015 11/13/2015

Auction of Rare and Used Books

Friday, November 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
Susan Weaver's photo 3

11/14/2015 11/14/2015

Weaving Class

Saturday, November 14, 9 am – 3 pm Learn the art of weaving from master weaver Susan Weaver of Lititz. Make tape using a small loom. $50; register here or by calling (717) 464-4438

Location : 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum
Folk Art Bird

11/20/2015 11/20/2015

Pennsylvania German Folk Art Sale Opening Reception

Friday, November 20, 6 – 8:30 pm Purchase handmade crafts by local artisans at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s Book and Museum Store. Sale continues through the end of December.

Location : Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Christmas Candlelight Tours

12/03/2015 - 12/05/2015 12/03/2015 - 12/05/2015

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Thurs. & Fri., December 3 & 4, 6:00-8:00 pm; Saturday, December 5, 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

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Folk Art Fun for Kids: Weaving Class

Wednesday, July 15, 9 am – 12 pm These classes are offered for a child age 10+ and an accompanying adult. Pairs learn how to use a tape loom and make a project for themselves and their doll. $25 per pair; register here or by calling (717) 464-4438

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Music in Worship

Monday, July 20, 7 pm Fast, slow, and half slow come together on Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Join the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for “Music in Worship,” an event dedicated to sharing the music from six different Anabaptist groups. “This is an opportunity to worship in song with both familiar and unfamiliar hymns, […]

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Music in the Orchard: Easy Grass with Emily Long

Saturday, August 1, 6:00 PM The sixth season of “Music in the Orchard” at the 1719 Hans Herr House and Museum is just around the corner. Come hear ten local bands over the course of five evenings, every other Saturday June 14 through August 9. Concerts start at 6 p.m. Easy Grass: A traditional Bluegrass band […]

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hearth cooking

Folk Art Fun for Kids: Hearth Cooking and Colonial Tea

Wednesday, August 19, 10 am – 1 pm These classes are offered for a child age 10+ and an accompanying adult.Pairs learn how to cook on the open hearth in the Herr House by making a colonial snack to enjoy at a tea party with your doll and adult mentor. $25 per pair; register here or […]

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Music in the Orchard: Silver City Rodeo with Justin Angeleo & The Experience

Saturday, August 15, 6:00 PM Silver City Rodeo:  a Lancaster-based seven-piece drawing from a deep well of musicians and wide range of varying instruments.  Their diverse sound includes elements of blues, folk, bluegrass, classic country and indie rock.  From the energy and passion of a full-band set to more intimate performances, their unique instrumentation, including many […]

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