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
  • Other exclusive benefits

Member 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.

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