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.
$8.00 – Adults/Youth
$2.00 – Children age 6-12
Children under 6 free
Please no pets
The Mennonite Heritage Center announces a premiere showing of the documentary film Is There a Lesson: 45 Years with John Ruth and TourMagination on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7 pm at Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groffs Mill Rd, Harleysville. View a trailer and other showings below.
Woven by John and son Jay Ruth from over four decades of John’s Anabaptist-related tour-leading with TourMagination, the colorful program moves from still photography of the 1960’s through decades of film footage to video
In this illustrated program, MHC archivist Forrest Moyer will share tips on how and where to look for family stories in papers and records that can be found online and at historical society archives like the MHC. Increasingly, documents and newspapers can be viewed online from the comfort of your home; but there are gems of family history that can only be discovered by accessing an archival repository directly. Examples will be drawn mostly from Forrest’s research on the Mennonite
In the 16th century, as the Reformation was taking hold in central Europe, there was great contention about the Church and church doctrine. The Lutheran reformers, even as they pushed back against the role and rule of the church in Rome, seeking freedom to explore and express their understanding of the Gospel, attacked the emerging Anabaptist movement. This led to severe persecution, deaths and martyrdom.
After “living with” the schism and differences and tragic history for centuries, circumstances brought Lutherans and