February 13, 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Mennonite Life Community Room



Dirk Eitzen, PhD, is Professor of Film and Media at Franklin & Marshall College and author of Fooling with the Amish: Amish Mafia, Entertaining Fakery, and the Evolution of Reality TV.

Eitzen considers the case of Amish Mafia, a Discovery Channel reality show released in 2012, to examine why the public is so taken with reality shows, the potential dangers of this genre and how the ex-Amish participants became involved in the show.

Admission is complimentary. You may purchase Eitzen’s book, Fooling with the Amish at the event. The author will sign books after the presentation.

RSVP encouraged but not required.


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    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.