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FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society contains one of the best genealogical research libraries in the state, with 3000 published genealogies, 2500 cemetery transcriptions, Lancaster County court and tax records, access to Ancestry.com and unique online and print databases containing more than 290,000 names. The Society hosts the annual Lancaster Family History Conference, now in its 33rd year.Put Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lancaster trip maker app.
MUSEUM. The Historical Society museum is open during regular business hours. Admission is $5, with discounts for groups, seniors and children. The current exhibit, "Decorated and Plain: An Amish and Mennonite Sampler," offers a stunning selection of Pennsylvania German folk art, tools, clothing and furniture.
EVENTS In collaboration with the 1719 Hans Herr House Museum, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society hosts "Lancaster Roots," a year-long schedule of concerts, classes, festivals, field trips, lectures, exhibits and sales. Visit www.LancasterRoots.org for the complete calendar.
BOOK SALES. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society sells more than 40,000 used books at an annual outdoor "Bookworm Frolic" each August. Auctions of rare, used and out-of-print books are held six times a year. Phone and e-mail bids are accepted. The Book and Museum Store offers some of the region's best resources for Amish and Mennonite history, faith, art and culture. New and used books also can be purchased through the Society's website, www.lmhs.org.
ARCHIVES & LIBRARY. The archives and 30,000-volume library is a research center for Pennsylvania Mennonite and Amish history and theology. It holds a significant collection of historical materials pertaining to south-central Pennsylvania, including photographs, fraktur and the records of two Mennonite conferences, as well as papers for hundreds of individuals and Mennonite congregations.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society reviews
We enjoyed hearing the history of the mennonite people that migrated into the area. I never knew how much Lancaster was historcally. There was also something in the tour that talked about that it... more »
The Mennonite Historical society was like hitting the jackpot for us they have the best kept records to any other place. We wentr there in hopes of finding relatives whom settled in the area back in..... more »
We attended annual Booksale. Books were sorted into better categories than in past years.
The enthusiastic staff and volunteers at this historical society are dedicated to preserving the history of Lancaster County Mennonites. The museum and historical collections here are first class.
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