Decorated and Plain
A Mennonite and Amish Sampler
Known as Plain People, 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 300 years of Mennonite and Amish life and culture through our collection of the finest handicrafts and works of art.
See the material beauty and simplicity created by Lancaster County’s “plain people” in antique furniture, one-of-a-kind fraktur, handcrafted needlework, quilts, and clothing.
Explore themes of home, land, church, and school through curated museum exhibits. And glimpse the global Anabaptist community that thrives well beyond Lancaster
Directions, Hours, and Admission
The Mennonite Life museum is open to the public
Tuesday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission – $8
Special pricing for members, groups, and children.
Mennonite Life Museum in the Collections Building at
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
Explore Our Online Museum Store
Discover Something New
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