RESCHEDULED – The Traditional Foods Potluck is being combined with the Mennonite Community Cookbook Potluck on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 pm. Please register for that event and bring either a dish from the Mennonite Community cookbook OR a traditional recipe from your own family or an ethnic cookbook. Please bring a copy of the recipe with you to the dinner. Look forward to tasting great food with good company!
Preregistration required – seating is limited to 50 people.
This popular autumn festival has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The Frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, and it’s great fun for young and old alike. It also raises important funds to support the mission of the Mennonite Heritage Center.
$9.00 – Adults/Youth
$2.00 – Children age 6-12
Children under 6 free
Please no pets
The Frolic is a rain or shine event! There is plenty to do under
Join us in the Nyce Barn for a special fall program.
Harvest Home is traditionally a celebration of thanksgiving for the completion of the growing season and the harvest that sustains us. Nathan Stucky, Director of the Farminary Project at Princeton Theological Seminary will speak on the intersection of faith and agriculture. Program includes singing harvest hymns such as “Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of Harvest Home”.
Held in conjunction with the exhibit Food: Our Global Kitchen, the potluck dinner celebrates this classic Pennsylvania German Mennonite cookbook. Bring a dish/recipe from this cookbook classic that generations have used and enjoyed to the potluck (or a traditional recipe from your own family or an ethnic cookbook) — it is your admission. Enjoy a delicious meal and friendly discussion about recipes while seated in the Food: Our Global Kitchen exhibit.
Traditional Pennsylvania Dutch favorites such as creamed chicken, snitz and
Led by historian Joel Alderfer, visit the graves and hear the stories of World War I & II veterans and conscientious objectors buried in the Salford cemetery. In both world wars, there were young men from local Mennonite congregations who accepted military service, and some who chose alternate service when drafted. Why might some of these boys, raised in historic peace church congregations, have accepted, even volunteered for, service? What do we know about their war-time experiences? And what happened
Preeminent local historian and storyteller John Ruth will present his new manuscript This Very Ground, This Crooked Affair, a book about the transfer of land from native peoples to our Mennonite ancestors. Open to the public. Admission by donation. Program will be repeated on Saturday, November 24, 2 p.m. at the Indian Valley Public Library, Telford.
Author John Ruth states:
My title for this book which has been brewing since 2006 consists of two expressions about land. The first is the oft-quoted
Preeminent local historian and storyteller John Ruth will present his new manuscript This Very Ground, This Crooked Affair, a book about the transfer of land from native peoples to our Mennonite ancestors. Open to the public; no charge. Please register with Indian Valley Public Library–email: firstname.lastname@example.org, call 215-723-9109, ext. 3 or visit the reference desk.
Author John Ruth states:
My title for this book which has been brewing since 2006 consists of two expressions about land. The first is the oft-quoted accusation