May 4, 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Garden Spot Village Chapel



Mennonite Life and Garden Spot Village are coming together for a series on the role of the Amish and Mennonite in the community, as well as stories from the Amish and Mennonite on their experiences. These events will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. from April 27 to May 11, and will be hosted at Garden Spot Village (located at 433 S Kinzer Avenue in New Holland) in the Chapel. Each evening will be free to attend without registration.


The series includes:

Plain Living Series: Politics and Lancaster’s Amish, Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. | Garden Spot Village Chapel

Dr. Steven M. Nolt, director of Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, describes and interprets data gathered about the Amish vote during the 2016 election cycle.

Plain Living Series: Interplay of Language, Culture, and Faith, Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m. | Garden Spot Village Chapel

Listen in as an Old Older Mennonite historian and Ken Sensenig, church relations staff with Mennonite Central Committee East Coast, discuss the Pennsylvania German language’s important roles in the life of certain plain groups.

Plain Living Series: Amish and Mennonite Stories of Mifflin County, PA, Wednesday, May 11, 7 p.m. | Garden Spot Village Chapel

A storytelling evening with Tom Spicher, president of Mifflin County Mennonite Historical Society, and Dr. Conrad Kanagy, sociology professor at Elizabethtown College and Mifflin County native. Chet Yoder, Garden Spot Village chaplain, will share from his Mifflin County childhood as well!




  • Garden Spot Village Chapel
  • 433 S Kinzer Ave
    New Holland, PA 17557 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.