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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 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

New acquisition: Will providing for indentured children of color

New acquisition: Will providing for indentured children of color

Recently, Univest Bank and Trust Co. donated an old wooden box of papers labeled "S. G. Schwenk, Schwenksville, Pa." Presumably, it was found in the Schwenksville bank building when Union National Bank took ownership in 1962. Inside the box were papers of the Schwenk family (for whom the borough was named) -- Jacob Schwenk (1789-1852) who operated the store and post office there, his father Abraham Schwenk (1759-1843) of Skippack & Perkiomen Township, and Jacob's sons, Abraham G. Schwenk (1826-1899) and Dr. Samuel G. Schwenk (1830-1863). The bulk is estate papers of relatives and neighbors -- Krouss/Krause, Wald/Walt, Croll, Hunsberger, ...
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