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.

Founders Day 2019

Founders Day 2019

Honoring Arlin Lapp and Dan Lapp Wednesday, April 10 The Mennonite Heritage Center invites you to a Founders Day Celebration ...
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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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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

Camp experiences of David H. Gehman, World War I

Camp experiences of David H. Gehman, World War I

David Gehman (1894-1969) grew up near Bally, Pennsylvania. His father was Enos Gehman, whose teenage journal of a trip to Philadelphia was published on this blog. David's memoir of his experiences as a conscientious objector during World War I is found in the J.C. Clemens Papers at the MHC (Hist. Mss. 3). It was first published in the MHEP Newsletter in 1983. Gehman’s accompanying note was not included, but an excerpt reveals how he came to record his memories and eventually send them to the Franconia Mennonite Historical Society: Jan 26, 1955Dear Bro. J. C. Clemens, …I thought maybe this ...
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