Do you enjoy cooking and traditional foods? The Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville, is sponsoring a hearth cooking workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. This hands-on class will be led by historian Ruth Konrad who has demonstrated both hearth cooking and weaving at the Apple Butter Frolic. The instructor will discuss the best types of wood for hearth cooking, safety tips, the cooking utensils needed for cooking over wood coals and historic recipes. Participants will
The Mennonite Heritage Center announces a basket weaving workshop on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm led by master basket weaver Karen Wychock.
Working over a wooden mold in the manner of the Shakers, students will be weaving a tote basket just in time for their summer farmer’s market purchases or for a day at the beach! The tote basket will be made of a combination of reed and oak. The body of the basket
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 Sgraffito Redware Pottery Workshop scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The workshop will focus on the sgraffito technique used by area nineteenth century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art pottery. Sgraffito means to “scratch” and workshop participants will draw a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. You can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design for a
The Mennonite Heritage Center announces a Paper Cutting Workshop scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Popular paper cutting artist Pam Hults will teach the workshop. Participants can choose from several patterns that include both seasonal and traditional paper cutting designs.
Students will take home a finished piece along with a finished grain painted frame provided by the instructor. Workshop fee is $60 ($55 for members) plus a materials fee of $30 that includes the designs
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
Make and enjoy tasting delicious eighteenth century chocolate treats at the Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Led by food historian Deborah Peterson, participants will learn eighteenth century techniques for processing cacao beans. Raw cacao beans have been imported into colonial Philadelphia since the early-eighteenth century and Philadelphia is still the largest cacao importer in the continental United States. In this workshop participants will process the raw beans using colonial reproduction
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