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.

David Page art exhibit, Mennonite Heritage CenterSnow Comes to the Highlands
January 24 – March 18, 2017

An exhibit of work by area artist David Page. The exhibit, entitled Snow Comes to the Highlands,  celebrates the seasons changing from autumn to winter across the Pennsylvania Highlands. Artist David Page’s vision is to record and celebrate the beauty of the Pennsylvania German barn in the landscape.

History Essay Contest submission deadline April 1, 2017: click here for details and entry form.

Harleysville, PA


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


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

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

Welcome to the Museum Store!  We hope you will stop in often to enjoy our warm and comfortable store and ...
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On the Blog

What’s in a field trip to the Heritage Center?

We were glad to have the Souderton Charter School 7th graders visit us again today.  Such a polite and inquisitive group!  Here's what our school field trips look like in the winter months: After an introduction to the Center and finding out what students already know (this group had been well-prepared with recent study of Pennsylvania history and settlements), students are split into groups and rotate between three activity stations--Fraktur, Artifacts, and a Work and Hope scavenger hunt. Master teacher Janet Martin guides students through a collection of common household items that are not so common today.  Students guess at ...
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