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Mennonite Heritage Center
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 2, 2012

They have the most complete and up to date history of the Mennonites who settled this area. There are wonderful displays inside as well as a great book store and a nice gift shop. They also offer very interesting events for the public such as sheep hearding and shearing. Chock full of info.

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