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.
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.
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October 27, 2021
Introducing Mennonite Life
It’s an exciting time to be a Mennonite history…Learn More
October 11, 2021
For Mennonites in Lancaster, loving your neighbor means welcoming…Learn More
October 4, 2021
Beyond folk arts, Mennonites contribute significantly to visual, language,…Learn More
Discover Something New
February 19 @ 9:00 am
Winter Workshop: Fanciful Fraktur Birds
Taught by Emily Smucker-Beidler. Where did Fraktur artists find…Learn More
March 5 @ 12:30 pm
Winter Workshop: Fraktur & Grain-Painted Frame
Instructors: Lynn Sommer & Jim King Learn the Pennsylvania…Learn More
March 28 @ 7:00 pm
World’s Oldest Ausbund: Bundled Treasure (Lecture)
Discover an influential artifact from Anabaptist history. Joe Springer,…Learn More