Mennonite Life is committed to providing you with engaging content that celebrates history, promotes education, and fosters community.
December 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, December 1, 2022, in the Community Room at 7 pm for an event fea...Learn More
February 11 @ 9:00 am
Registration for our tour guide training is currently at capacity. If you have intere...Learn More
February 13 @ 6:30 pm
Dirk Eitzen, PhD, is Professor of Film and Media at Franklin & Marshall College a...Learn More
February 17 @ 1:00 pm
In this winter workshop, explore the Pennsylvania German art of fraktur with local ar...Learn More
February 27 @ 7:00 pm
If you have wanted to know more about your family tree but are uncertain where to beg...Learn More
March 10 @ 6:30 pm
You’ll find unusual and interesting treasures, along with classics you’ll...Learn More
March 30 @ 6:30 pm
Join Dirk Eitzen, author of Fooling with the Amish: Amish Mafia, Entertaining Fakery,...Learn More
April 4 @ 7:00 pm
Plain Living Series 1 Mennonite Life and Garden Spot Village come together for a seri...Learn More
April 10 @ 7:00 pm
Plain Living Series 2 Mennonite Life and Garden Spot Village come together for a seri...Learn More
April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Plain Living Series 3 Mennonite Life and Garden Spot Village come together for a seri...Learn More
May 18 @ 6:30 pm
Join us at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel to hear Joseph Gascho, retired cardiologi...Learn More
May 23 @ 8:00 pm
How do we confess faith to each other – within Anabaptist communities, in every...Learn More
We’re working towards a world where people learn their own and others’ stories, across boundaries!
Mennonite Life does our small part in bringing about that world. We share items and stories featuring the lived experiences and faith values of Lancaster Mennonites and interrelated communities. What’s your story? How are you preserving it, and who have you shared it with?
Chances are, someone else has wondered the same thing! Start here with your questions.
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.