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Apple Butter Frolic

The Mennonite Heritage Center’s Apple Butter Frolic will be held on Saturday, October 1. This popular autumn festival has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The Frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, and it’s great fun for young and old alike. It also raises important funds to support the mission of the Mennonite Heritage Center. Learn more.

The Mennonite Heritage Center is a museum and 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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Nyce Barn Weddings

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<strong>Indian Creek Brethren in the mid-twentieth century: Photography of Peter P. Macinskas, Jr.</strong>

Indian Creek Brethren in the mid-twentieth century: Photography of Peter P. Macinskas, Jr.

By Joel D. Alderfer About five years ago, a collection of 35mm color slides, 2.5x2.5 inch color transparencies, and 8mm home movies taken by the late Peter Macinskas (1922-1969) of Vernfield, Pennsylvania, was donated to the Mennonite Heritage Center. For the last several years, we did not have a scanner that could process slides, transparencies, or negatives. That changed a couple months ago when we were able to purchase, thanks to a grant from Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, an Epson V850 scanner. This scanner can handle various sizes of negatives and transparencies, and I was finally able to scan a ...
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