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 of “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.
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The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville, announces a special basket weaving workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm led by master basket weaver Karen Wychock.
Participants will weave a Shaker basket made of ash. Using beautiful Berkshire splint, we will be weaving a small, knife basket. The basket is woven over a wooden mold with black ash and topped with hardwood rims and handle. The small knife basket measures 4” long, 2 1/2” wide
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a Calligraphy Workshop scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Led by calligraphy artist Lori Yatron of Living Word Calligraphy, this workshop will focus on learning the lowercase alphabet of Narrow Foundational, an elegant, legible hand as taught in Sheila Waters’ book Foundations of Calligraphy. Letters are elliptical and taller with tight spacing. Participants will be learning and practicing the tighter spacing between letters and between
An Advanced Bookbinding Workshop is offered on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville. Led by Ramon Townsend of Colonial Bindery, Exton, Pa, this advanced workshop is for those who have taken the Introductory Bookbinding Workshop. Participants will take home a a 3/4 leather or fully leather bound book. They will learn new techniques that are not taught in the basic course such as Rounding & Backing; Headbanding;
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a one-day Natural Dye Workshop on May 20, 2017 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. The workshop will be led by textile artist Ruth Konrad who was given her first sheep in the early 1980’s and taught herself to spin, and from there to knit and weave and dye. Ruth takes special joy in teaching others to enter the creative world of fiber arts especially through playing with color.
A century ago, the First World War transformed the global Mennonite church. While most Mennonites in North America abstained from military service, thousands of their coreligionists in Europe–swayed by militarist ideologies and an aggressive nationalist order–marched off to the trenches of France or killing fields in the East.
Presenting research from his new book, Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era (Princeton University Press, May 2017), Harvard historian Ben Goossen explores the entangled, tragic history of Mennonites’ encounters with
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a workshop on “Traditional Woodworking for the Kitchen” led by artisan John W. Munro on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop will be an opportunity for novice and intermediate woodworkers to focus on and learn the use of traditional hand tools in making wooden spoons, ladles, spatulas, cutting boards and bowls. Mr. Munro has demonstrated traditional woodworking for many years and participated in the Fine