March 30, 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Mennonite Life Community Room



Join Dirk Eitzen, author of Fooling with the Amish: Amish Mafia, Entertaining Fakery, and the Evolution of Reality TV, in a discussion about the book. In Fooling with the Amish, Eitzen, a professor of media at Franklin & Marshall College, examines why reality television continues to captivate audiences despite its fakery and sensationalism by looking at Amish Mafia, which debuted on the Discovery Channel in 2012.

This book club is a follow up to an event with Dirk Eitzen earlier this month. Watch the recorded event here.

Purchase the book and read a synopsis here.

Join us in-person or on Zoom!

Please RSVP below if you plan to participate via Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom information shortly before the book club. Registration for in-person attendance is optional but recommended.


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  • 2215 Millstream Road
    Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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Did You Know?

The sandstone used for the Herr House was quarried on-site.

Christian Herr was a prominent leader in the 18th century Mennonite Community. Years after his death Lancaster Mennonites were still referred to as the Christian Herr Party.

Indigenous Peoples taught the Herr family and other Mennonites how to hunt game, clear heavily forested land, and how to identify native plants.