Welcome

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.

WHACK & ROLL Croquet Tournament

WHACK & ROLL Croquet Tournament

May 31 and June 1, 2019 Rolling out the 11th WHACK & ROLL Croquet Tournament... Two Croquet tournaments in one ...
Read More
Events

Events

The Mennonite Heritage Center hosts numerous workshops and programs throughout the year, as well as major events, including the Whack ...
Read More
work and hope exhibit, Mennonite Heritage Center

Exhibits

We welcome you to view our exhibits and learn about the unique heritage of Mennonites in eastern Pennsylvania. Hours: Tuesday ...
Read More
Library & Collections

Library & Collections

The Mennonite Heritage Center houses the John L. Ruth Historical Library, one of the finest Anabaptist libraries in Pennsylvania, as ...
Read More
Welcome Center

Welcome Center

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

On the Blog

Reflections from the journal of Alma K. Ruth

Reflections from the journal of Alma K. Ruth

Alma Ruth (1900-1975) was the daughter of bishop Joseph and Mary Kratz Ruth of Line Lexington. She was a long-time worker at the Diamond Street Mennonite Mission in Philadelphia. These memories were transcribed by John L. Ruth from a manuscript purchased at the auction of the property of Clarence Ruth, Alma's nephew. The manuscript is now archived at the Mennonite Heritage Center, along with Alma’s scrapbooked memories of Philadelphia mission work (Hist. Mss. 518). Alma Ruth (front left) with a group of Souderton area girlfriends, circa 1935. Life, what is it? A short distance from the cradle to the grave ...
Read More

Sign up!

To get Heritage Center news and updates delivered to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, PA, 19438, http://mhep.org/. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact