Immerse yourself in early American life. Browse the handiwork of Mennonite “makers” working centuries ago. And for something totally different, take in the Biblical Tabernacle experience.

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Immerse Yourself in Early American Life

Longest-surviving homestead in Lancaster County

The 1719 Herr House, built in that year by Christian and Anna Herr, is the oldest surviving house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It is the oldest original Mennonite meetinghouse still standing in the Western Hemisphere.

Immerse Yourself In Mennonite Material Culture

A Mennonite and Amish Sampler 19th century Amish and Mennonites in Lancaster County had a love of beauty shown in practical, handcrafted objects that were made to be used. Experience centuries of Mennonite and Amish life and culture through our collection of the finest handicrafts and works of art. See the material beauty and simplicity wrought by Lancaster County’s “plain people” in antique furniture, one-of-a-kind fraktur, handcrafted needlework, quilts, clothing, and other everyday things. 

Immerse Yourself in the Biblical Tabernacle Experience 

Join the Hebrew people on their wilderness “Journey with God.” In this full-scale reproduction, see the altar in the outter courtyard, enter the tabernacle, learn about what happened inside, and even glimpse the Holy of Holies where God dwelled with God’s people.

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Introducing Mennonite Life

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Mennonite Artists

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A Caring Revolution

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Plain Living Series: Amish Agricultural Exchange–Lancaster & Tanzania

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Tabernacle Kit Workshop

This interactive workshop is perfect for families and small…

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Author Talk: The Mennonite and Brethren Music of Peggy’s War

Peggy’s War is a meticulously researched novel that adheres…

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Rare & Used Book Auction

Join us in the Community Room on Friday, July…

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