February 12, 2021


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Mennonite Life Community Room



The February 2021 Book Auction contains a wealth of interesting books for Mennonite and Amish history buffs. There are five copies of John Ruth’s epic, The Earth is the Lord’s available (lot #122, 197, 266, 273, 299). German-language Martyrs Mirrors include two 1849 editions published by Shem Zook in Mifflin County (#133, 308) and the 1814 Lancaster edition published by Joseph Ehrenfried (#307). Lancaster was an important center of book publishing in the early 19th century and this sale reflects that with many volumes including the impressive two-volume German/English dictionary published by William Hamilton in 1812 (#348).


  • Mennonite Life Community Room
  • 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.