“Doing Their Duty: Stories of area Mennonite and Brethren boys who saw military service in World War I.” An illustrated presentation by Joel D. Alderfer, Mennonite Heritage Center’s Collections Manager.
Using images, stories, and anecdotes, Alderfer will look at a group of young men from the Salford Mennonite and Indian Creek Church of the Brethren communities who volunteered for, or were drafted into, military service in World War I. Why might these boys, raised in historic peace church congregations, have accepted,
Bold color and studied composition feature heavily in Bob Wood’s paintings recalling early life on the farm. Wood-Land also features Bob Wood’s ceramic sculptures made of hand-dug Swamp Creek clay and homemade glazes. Runs through March 22.
It has been fitting in these past months to commemorate the men who were conscientious objectors to war and militarism a century ago. But some may wonder “What about the women? Were they not engaged at all in resisting war and the evils that came from it?” This talk by archivist Anne Yoder will highlight some of the stories of women who were indeed conscientious objectors in their own right, whether on a small scale in supporting the men they
What treasures of family history might be hidden in local history archives and websites like Ancestry.com? Mennonite Heritage Center archivist Forrest Moyer and volunteer Jean Godsall-Myers will share stories they uncovered about the Gross family of Bucks County that will inspire you to dig into archival resources and learn about the experiences of your own ancestors.
Come help us honor two people who have been named emeritus board members—Arlin Lapp and Dan Lapp. Hear stories from their contributions and challenges in leading the development of the Mennonite Historians. Master of Ceremonies Tyler Hunsberger.
Fee charged and advance registration required. For details and to register, click here.