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Mennonite Heritage Center

565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438-1020
+1 215-256-3020
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History for all to see

Remarkable historical place with outstanding works of literature, artifacts and items of Mennonite... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joel M
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Buda, Texas
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Excellent historical spot

This a great spot to research the local history around Harleysville. There is an excellent library... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
James C
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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The Mennonite Heritage Center tells the story of the oldest continuous Mennonite community in America. Over 12,000 items are preserved and used to tell the local and Mennonite stories. The current exhibit features the 18th century immigrant experience as well as stories of recent arrivals. The Center houses a genealogical center and research library, archives, a permanent exhibit open 5 days/week, a gift shop, and a fraktur gallery (an early form of ornamental writing and decoration). Rotating art and history exhibits fill two other galleries. A 30 minute introductory video is provided for visitors. A list of available traditional arts workshops, bus tours, and other events is available on the web site. The annual Apple Butter Frolic is held the first Saturday of each October and is a staple of local history, PA Dutch food, and agricultural life. The Christmas season brings the fine craft sale and Christmas market with work by select artisans. The Whack and Roll croquet tournament brings local nonprofits together each spring.
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2 weeks ago
“History for all to see”
Apr 30, 2018
“Excellent historical spot”
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565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438-1020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Remarkable historical place with outstanding works of literature, artifacts and items of Mennonite history, society and legacy with some items dating back more than 300 years.

Thank Joel M
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

This a great spot to research the local history around Harleysville. There is an excellent library if you need research material. Lots of Mennonite history.

Thank James C
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Explore great info about local mennonite culture and people. Our family's roots are here in Harleysville/Skippack and we were able to learn so much about why they settled here and all the history that lies here in our area.

Thank GinPol
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

We got a tour of the facility during the Montgomery Shop Hop in 2016. The ladies were busy hand tying a quilt and at least two more quilts were in the frame waiting. We also saw how they cut all the fabric and stored it...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous presentation of quilts... Will be taking a pie making class in July... Many things happening... Educational

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Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This isn't a "tourist trap" that you leave with a lighter wallet. It's a museum and historical library dedicated to the stories of Mennonite faith and life in eastern Pennsylvania. The Apple Butter Frolic is a great event (sorry you missed it for 2016 -...More

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Steve D, Public Relations Manager at Mennonite Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed the Frolic. We were a bit worried about the weather, but glad the rain held out so we could have most of the activities as planned!

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Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great homemade pancake breakfast! Annual Apple Butter Frolic, every first Saturday in October! Period dressed enactors, crafts, food, farm demonstrations. Great cultural expressions.

Thank Joseph S
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

Historical, informative and tells story of real people. Lots of interesting local history items to see!

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Reviewed December 23, 2015

A wonderful collection of artifacts, books, photographs, art, and manuscripts informatively displayed.

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Reviewed June 3, 2015

We intended to go to Pennypacker Mills inSchenksville PA, but it was not open. Our GPS told us that the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleyville was nearby. This small, but friendly museum and gift shop turned out to be delightful First there was a 30...More

1  Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
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