Your support helps us make new friends and alliances:
- New arrivals and leaders helping them to find their way
- Majority immigrant churches
- People who have yet to take interest in our traditional story but DO care about immigration and want to engage with others, meet new people, and learn
- Community leaders who like what they see in this inclusive effort
Our work remains rooted in the Anabaptist/Mennonite faith.
Nevertheless, we are sharing our stories in new ways to greater numbers of people. This year we began a weekly article or “blog” on our website. Many of these blogs explore a common surname from the 18th century migration. Images from our collections and links to maps and even YouTube videos bolster these blogs, making them an interactive experience. Over 300 people per week read them.
Visiting groups experience engaging activities and presentations through the immigration exhibit. Two of the majority immigrant churches have visited with nearly their entire congregations from South Philadelphia. We have also hosted a number of family gatherings.
The onsite work continues to grow. In 2016 there was a 10% increase in visitors to a high of over 5800. There has been an additional 12% increase so far this year.
Your gift will help us engage people of all ages in the 18th century story, while also reaching out to more recent arrivals, and, in the process, foster informed, civil discourse on the challenges facing immigrants and the nations that receive them.
Will you make a donation to support the ongoing work of the Heritage Center?
If you have questions about making a donation, or are interested in discussing giving options or estate planning, please contact Steve Diehl, Director of Advancement, at 215-256-3020, ext. 115 or email@example.com
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