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The month of June 2019 is busy for library and collections staff as we install a new exhibit. If you would like to do research in the library or donate items to the collection, please contact Forrest Moyer at moyerf@mhep.org or 215-256-3020 ext.118 to make an appointment. Thank you!


The Mennonite Heritage Center is a museum and historical library dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of Mennonite faith and life in eastern Pennsylvania. Mennonite Christians first settled in the Delaware Valley in 1683 and have been part of eastern Pennsylvania’s community and religious life for over 300 years. You are invited to visit the heritage center to see changing exhibits, use our historical library and take part in events, programs and workshops throughout the year.

Events

Events

The Mennonite Heritage Center hosts numerous workshops and programs throughout the year, as well as major events, including the Whack ...
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Exhibits

Exhibits

We welcome you to view our exhibits and learn about the unique heritage of Mennonites in eastern Pennsylvania. Please note: ...
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Library & Collections

Library & Collections

The month of June 2019 is busy for library and collections staff as we install a new exhibit. If you ...
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Welcome Center

Welcome Center

  Take a load off in the Welcome Center -- complimentary coffee and WiFi, books and gift items for sale ...
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On the Blog

New acquisition: "Die Mutter Jesus" fraktur

New acquisition: “Die Mutter Jesus” fraktur

Mennonites, like other Protestants, do not typically venerate special or powerful "saints" canonized by the Roman church, but occasionally, Mennonites and other Pennsylvania Germans would appeal to saints in medieval prayers associated with folk healing. Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus, was especially present in these prayers. In 1830, a local Mennonite created a beautiful piece of fraktur titled "Die Mutter Jesus [The Mother of Jesus]." The Mennonite Heritage Center has exhibited this piece in the past, and happily we were able to purchase it for the permanent collection in October 2018. It is now on display in the Fraktur ...
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