“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,
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.