Date

October 20, 2020

Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Mennonite Life

Cost

Complimentary

Most families in America have descended from immigrants or immigrated themselves. It is an experience that many of us share, even though we may not know our individual story. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society explores this compelling and sometimes contentious topic with online storytelling and discussion when it hosts Andrew Bodden and Ken Sensenig of Mennonite Central Committee on Tuesday, October 20, at 7 pm. Connect to the MCC Centennial: Immigrations Stories live stream via this link — bit.ly/ZoomMCC

Sensenig and Bodden share personal stories of their families’ immigration experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to engage through comments and questions.

Ken Sensenig comes from a family that immigrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania in the early 18th century. He has served with MCC for about 30 years. He currently serves as the assistant director in the MCC East Coast regional office.

Andrew Bodden, a Honduran native, has served with MCC for about 20 years, currently as MCC East Coast Program Director. Andrew was instrumental in founding the MCC East Coast immigration program in South Florida.

Location

  • Mennonite Life
  • 2215 Millstream Road
    Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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  • Phone(717) 393-9745
  • Website https://mennonitelife.org/

Our Campuses

Mennonite Life Campus
1719 Museum Campus

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.