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Harvest Food Festival

Oct 3, 2020
Drive-thru pick-up at Franconia Mennonite Church parking lot

Click here for details and to order favorite PA Dutch foods.


The Mennonite Heritage Center is a museum and historical library dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of Mennonite faith and life in eastern Pennsylvania. Mennonite Christians first settled in the Delaware Valley in 1683 and have been part of eastern Pennsylvania’s community and religious life for over 300 years. You are invited to visit the heritage center to see changing exhibits, use our historical library and take part in events, programs and workshops throughout the year.

Events

Events

The Mennonite Heritage Center hosts numerous workshops and programs throughout the year, as well as major events, including Whack & ...
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Exhibits

Exhibits

We welcome you to view our exhibits and learn about the unique heritage of Mennonites in eastern Pennsylvania. Hours: Tuesday ...
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Library & Collections

Library & Collections

The Mennonite Heritage Center houses an excellent Anabaptist and genealogical research library named in honor of John L. Ruth, as ...
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Barn Weddings

Barn Weddings

Feature barn wedding rental near Philadelphia! Rustic, authentic, historic barn with new construction and amenities on the grounds of the ...
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On the Blog

Lydia Gross update

Lydia Gross update

In May, I wrote a post about Lydia Gross (1872-1938) of Doylestown, an early leader in the Mennonite sewing circle movement, and her "unknown" or forgotten marriage to a British man named Henry Howlett. At the time, I was unsure whether they ever officially divorced, and whether her marriage was known to her family and church. Since we were in the height of pandemic shutdown, I could not go to the Bucks County Historical Society to look for a divorce record. Recently I made the trip, and found not only record of the divorce (which was finalized March 11, 1897), ...
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