Welcome

CLICK HERE for trailer of the John Ruth documentary “Is There a Lesson” and information on showings

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, programs and bus tours throughout the year, as well as several major events, ...
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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 ...
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Library & Collections

Library & Collections

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

A Journey to Philadelphia, 1870

A Journey to Philadelphia, 1870

"...we went up in the steeple of the State house, where we have seen the greatest part of the city...." Photo above: View southeast from the State House, 1867. Scrapbooks. Free Library of Philadelphia. This account of a trip (mostly pleasure, a little business) from rural Berks-Montgomery County to the city of Philadelphia was written by 15-year-old Enos Gehman in 1871. Over a hundred years later it was published in the MHEP Newsletter April 1978, and is now republished here, with photos added from the collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Enos' obituary from a local newspaper gives a ...
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