I usually share my own opinion, but in this case, I am sharing the consensus of 6 close members of our family who all went together to the Center. The highlight is a huge diorama depicting the history of the Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite people. Berlin, where this is located is the centerpiece of the Ohio Amish country and this area is home to the largest population of Amish in the country. The center and particularly the diorama focuses on the development of the sects and emphasizes the suffering and torture they endured for their beliefs. Our group seemed to really enjoy the presentation. Some, like myself. may find it a bit heavy on these aspects, but there is no denying the artwork, passion and suffering that is depicted in the diorama. Seeing others so engaged and clearly fascinated by the story being unfolded as we moved around the diorama was rewarding in it's own right. I would have preferred a bit less emphasis on the religious persecution and bit more on the cultural aspects personally, but I believe I was definitely in the minority of our group. The cost is quite reasonable and the time investment is not huge. I think anyone traveling to the area would definitely enjoy and learn from a visit to this center.
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