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.
The Mennonite Heritage Center hosts numerous workshops and programs throughout the year, as well as major events, including the Whack ...Read More
We welcome you to view our exhibits and learn about the unique heritage of Mennonites in eastern Pennsylvania. Hours: Tuesday ...Read More
The Mennonite Heritage Center houses the John L. Ruth Historical Library, one of the finest Anabaptist libraries in Pennsylvania, as ...Read More
Take a load off in the Welcome Center -- complimentary coffee and WiFi, books and gift items for sale ...Read More
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John S. Coffman (1848-1899) of Elkhart, IN was one of the first evangelists to hold a series of meetings in Franconia Mennonite Conference, in November 1896. His tour lasted three weeks, during which he preached in all but one congregation in the conference. In his diary, he recorded impressions of the places and people he met, giving us a rare view of local Mennonite culture. The diary is archived at the Mennonite Church USA Archives in Elkhart and was published with permission in the MHEP Newsletter, Sep. 1985. This transcription was made by Joel Alderfer at that time. Coffman's English ...Read More