Become a Member
Learn Your Own & Others’ Stories
When you become a member of Mennonite Life (formerly Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society), you benefit and so does the broader community. Interested in stories of life, faith, cultures, and histories of Lancaster area Mennonites and interrelated groups? Are you researching family history or fascinated by the underlying values that continue to form Mennonite communities?
With your membership, you’ll get:
- Our quarterly magazine Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage
- The up-to-date scoop through our quarterly newsletter
- Members-only access to many online research materials
- Complimentary access to our archives and library
- Free on-site use of Ancestry.com
- Other exclusive benefits
Member-only Access To
Genealogy resources through our website, including genealogy databases comprising more than 265,000 names!
Our quarterly magazine Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage with regional history, genealogy, art and culture, and related book reviews
Preferred consideration for publication of your genealogical tips, queries, and research notes or relevant articles in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage
Member Pricing On
Admission to the 1719 Museum and to the Mennonite Life museum
Events and educational opportunities, such as folk art classes, festivals, and our Family History Heyday
Hired genealogical research
Retail finds in our museum stores, with some exclusions.
Join By Phone
Become a member by phone, please call (717) 393-9745.
We accept credit card payments over the phone
Tuesday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM.
Give A Membership
Membership makes a great gift!
Delight a friend, family member, or educator with a gift membership.
October 27, 2021
Introducing Mennonite Life
It’s an exciting time to be a Mennonite history…Learn More
October 11, 2021
For Mennonites in Lancaster, loving your neighbor means welcoming…Learn More
October 4, 2021
Beyond folk arts, Mennonites contribute significantly to visual, language,…Learn More
October 4, 2021
A Caring Revolution
Civilian Public Service (CPS) workers lived in camp settings…Learn More
Discover Something New
June 3 @ 9:30 am
Intro to Cemetery Research
Genealogical research expert James C. Landis teaches an introductory…Learn More
July 14 @ 6:30 pm
Rare & Used Book Auction
You’ll find unusual and interesting treasures, along with classics…Learn More
August 7 @ 7:00 pm
Annual Storytelling Night
Mennonite Life will host its Annual Storytelling Night on…Learn More
The Bookworm Frolic returns Thursday, September 14 through Saturday,…Learn More