February 17, 2023


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Mennonite Life Community Room



In this winter workshop, explore the Pennsylvania German art of fraktur with local artists Lynn Sommer and Jim King. Create your own fraktur sampler booklet!

Grain painting techniques will be demonstrated. Fraktur sample lettering and Pennsylvania German folk art designs (such as angels, tulips, and birds) will be available for participants to select.

Choosing from these, each participant will create their own fraktur sampler booklet (8 ½” x 4 ¼”).

This workshop will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Friday, February 17 in the Community Room of the Collections Building of Mennonite Life, 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster.

All materials are provided. No prior experience or skill is necessary. Children 10 years and older are welcome to register.

The cost of the class is $95 per person and will be limited to 10 participants.

Pre-registration is required by February 14, 2023. The class will be limited to 10 participants.


  • 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.