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.

On Friday evening, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. we will hold our Heritage Banquet as a limited-seating dinner at the Heritage Center. Recent immigrants will share their stories, faith, and food, alongside “Frederick Alderfer” an 18th century immigrant who will revive and present his story in our new exhibit.  Tickets are $117 and funds raised will benefit the work of the Heritage Center and the communities of our visiting friends.

To reserve up to two (2) tickets, please CLICK HERE.

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

Our Immigrant Heritage: Kolb/Kulp

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting families descended from 18th-century Mennonite immigrants to eastern Pennsylvania, in connection with a new exhibit opening April 1, 2017 at the Mennonite Heritage Center, entitled Opportunity & Conscience: Mennonite Immigration to Pennsylvania. The exhibit will commemorate the 300th anniversary of the arrival in 1717 of the first large group of Mennonite settlers to Pennsylvania, and will include recent immigrant stories as well. Look for photos of the exhibit installation next week here on the blog. Five brothers from Wolfsheim The Mennonite Kolb family (often spelled Kulp) is primarily descended from ...
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