The 2017 History Essay Contest is now open! The purpose is to promote youth awareness of and interest in history.
Open to all students in 9th-12th grade–public, private, or home schooled. First prize $500; Second prize $250; and Third prize $250.
Essays may be on any topic and should demonstrate thorough historical research and original thought. The Heritage Center will open an exhibit in April 2017 called Opportunity and Conscience: Mennonite Immigration to Pennsylvania. We encourage entrants, in that spirit, to choose a topic related to immigration.
For complete contest details and entry form, click here.
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, Pa. 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.