Peace & Plenty: Life in the Central Perkiomen Valley

A new local history exhibit on life in the Perkiomen Valley is now open at the Mennonite Heritage Center. Drained by the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries, the valley covers much of central and northern Montgomery County and extends into several neighboring counties. The exhibit depicts more than four centuries of human life in the valley, beginning with the region’s original inhabitants, the Lenape people, who lived here for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. It then moves through the settlement of European immigrants in the 18th century, and the establishment of numerous Protestant and Anabaptist congregations in the colonial period. The exhibit then moves topically by depicting themes like religious life, home life & work, trades & occupations, domestic skills, farm life, the coming of the railroad, town & village life, and finally a small gallery of early furniture and decorative arts.

The development of the exhibit was supported by a generous grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, based in New York City.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

$7.00 suggested admission (no charge for MHC members and children under 12).
There is handicap access to exhibits.

Special tours can be scheduled. Call 215-256-3020.