Volunteers Needed

Would you be willing to volunteer with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society? There are literally dozens of opportunities to consider.

We have had lots of faithful volunteers for many years, but we need to keep adding younger ones. Any persons between ages twelve and 112 are invited to consider helping at the headquarters on Millstream Road, Lancaster, or at the 1719 Herr House near Willow Street.

  • Weed/trim flower beds
  • Rake leaves in the fall
  • Paint inside and outside
  • Do general maintenance
  • Deliver recyclables to MCC  Material Resource Center monthly
  • Assist with general office work
  • Research/scan/list items for online book sales
  • Usher at one of our public events
  • Assist in setting up the annual Bookworm Frolic
  • Help sort books in preparation for the Bookworm Frolic
  • Help to stuff the many mailings throughout the year
  • Serve as guide for our Museum of Mennonite and Amish Culture
  • Substitute as tour guide at the Native American Longhouse
  • Substitute as tour guide at the 1719 Herr House
  • Assist with Music in the Orchard
  • Help with gardening at the 1719 Herr House
  • Assist with Christmas Candlelight Tours

If you are interested in volunteering, call (717) 393-9745 or email Dorothy Siegrist at manager@lmhs.org.

Support the Society During Our Spring Appeal

One of Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s ambitions is to help you make a connection between your own personal history and the history of diverse communities around you, near and far. Keep helping LMHS make connections!  Make your contribution today! Your tax-deductible donations help LMHS continue to make many new connections for you and for many others

In Our Blood: Nazism, MCC, and the Invention of Mennonite Ethnicity

Himmler in Molotschna, 1942 edited

Harvard University Historian Ben Goossen traces the entanglement of Anabaptist and Aryan ideologies before, during, and after Hitler’s Third Reich. He will talk on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at Ridgeview Mennonite Church.

Puerto Rico—Island of Enchantment

This five-day trip to Puerto Rico,  October 20 to 24, will feature an introduction to seventy years of Mennonite history in Puerto Rico. It will also feature sight-seeing to some of the most significant landmarks on the Island of Enchantment. Find out more here.

What Young Historians Are Thinking


Hear presentations from three beginning scholars present research on the historic peace churches on Saturday, June 4, at Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church beginning at 7 p.m.

A Sense of Place: A Conversation with Three Artists

Listen to a round table conversation/panel discussion among three local Mennonite-related artists – Freiman Stoltzfus, Letitia Weaver, Amy LeFever. The event will include displays of their art. The panel will be led by moderator, Chad Martin. Join the conversation on Friday, June 17, at James Street Mennonite Church.

Support our Sponsors!

Lancaster Roots programming is made possible with the help of our generous sponsors. Please support them.