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In accordance with Gov. Wolf’s order that non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania be closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the MHC is closed temporarily. We will reopen as soon as permission is granted by the authorities. Staff may be contacted by email.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Mennonite Heritage Center as we work to educate, inspire and witness to the church and community by collecting, preserving and sharing the Anabaptist/Mennonite story. Please follow our blog and Facebook page to see new stories as we post them, and you can search the online catalog to learn about thousands of historical treasures in our collection!

Sarah Wolfgang Heffner, Acting Executive Director  heffners@mhep.org
Rose A. Moyer, Business Manager  moyerr@mhep.org
Joel D. Alderfer, Collections Manager  alderferj@mhep.org
Forrest L. Moyer, Archivist  moyerf@mhep.org

On the Blog

The Flu Epidemic of 1918: accounts from local diaries

The Flu Epidemic of 1918: accounts from local diaries

As we experience and restructure our lives during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, it may be helpful to understand how our community in central Montgomery County, PA was impacted by the global Influenza Epidemic of 1918. Several diaries of local persons in the Mennonite Heritage Center collection offer some glimpses back to that time. A little background Some researchers believe that the influenza of 1918 originated on farms in western Kansas in the spring of that year. Most scientists and scholars now agree that the flu surfaced at Camp Funston in Fort Riley, Kansas, in March 1918, when soldiers suddenly ...
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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 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 the John L. Ruth Historical Library, one of the finest Anabaptist libraries in Pennsylvania, 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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