About Us

What are we about? We’re about Mennonite life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and we’d love to help you learn more.

We’re working towards a world where people learn their own and others’ stories, across boundaries.

Mennonite Life does our small part in bringing about that world. We share items and stories featuring the lived experiences and faith values of Lancaster Mennonites and interrelated communities. What’s your story? How are you preserving it, and who have you shared it with?

Vision, Mission, Values

Let’s learn our own and each others’ stories.

Organization History

The organization began in 1958. Mennonite history,

and its relevance today, remains our focus.


Browse our quarterly newsletter, our journal Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, the Mennonite Research Journal, and other Anabaptist resources.

Get to know our team

Frequently Asked Questions

Chances are, someone else has wondered the same thing! Start here with your questions.


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Featured Stories

Introducing Mennonite Life

It’s an exciting time to be a Mennonite history…

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Welcome, Refugees

For Mennonites in Lancaster, loving your neighbor means welcoming…

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Mennonite Artists

Beyond folk arts, Mennonites contribute significantly to visual, language,…

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A Caring Revolution

Civilian Public Service (CPS) workers lived in camp settings…

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Discover Something New

What the Amish Teach Us with Author Donald B. Kraybill

Mennonite Life is honored to host author Donald B….

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Winter Workshop: Fanciful Fraktur Birds

Taught by Emily Smucker-Beidler. More information to follow.

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World’s Oldest Ausbund: Bundled Treasure (Lecture)

Presented by Joe Springer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen, IN…

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