Society to hold Book Auction at Groffdale Mennonite Church

The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society will conduct a featured book auction in the fellowship hall of the Groffdale Mennonite Church on October 15, 2016, starting at 9 am. The church is located at 168 North Groffdale Road, Leola, Pa.

Approximately seven hundred lots of books will be sold, including many books from the collection of the late Philip Nolt. Nolt, an LMHS member, aspired to be a volunteer for the Society, but his life was sadly cut short by illness. A lifelong member of Groffdale church, he collected many books of interest to people who live in that area.

The auction will also include books of Christian fiction, theology, travel, hymnals, and general interest. Also included are nineteen volumes from the Believers’ Church Commentary. Catalogs will be printed in September. For more information, please call the Society at 717-393-9745.

Stories from Northkill: Christian’s Hope Launch


Listen to dramatic readings from Ervin Stutzman’s Return to Northkill book series in the authentic settings of a traditional Pa. German home and a Native American longhouse. This ticketed event on Saturday, October 1, 2-5 p.m. at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum will support the fundraising efforts of the Lancaster Longhouse and include a book signing and remarks by the author, as well as traditional Pa. German and Native American refreshments. Tickets cost $50; advanced registration is due Friday, September 23. To reserve your ticket, call (717) 464-4438.

Book Talk and Signing with Ken Reed

Come to the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for a talk and book signing event with Ken Reed, author of the new novel Both My Sons, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, at 2215 Millstream Road., Lancaster, Pa. Both My Sons is about Mennonites who migrated from the Palatinate in modern Germany to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1700s. Reed is also the author of the popular novel Mennonite Soldier, published in 1974.

The Trail of Greenywalt’s Boys

Join Ken Reed in visiting sites relating both to the Mennonite and Scots-Irish communities on Saturday, October 8. Reed will look at how these two groups of religious refugees lived uneasily next to one another. Reed is also the author of the forthcoming historical fiction novel Both my Sons (Greenywalt’s Boys) that explores Mennonites during the French and Indian War. He previously authored Mennonite Soldier and He Flew Too High. Registration for this tour is due September 8. Tickets cost $75 for Society members and $90 for nonmembers. Reserve your spot online at or by calling (717) 393-9745. Find out more here.

Book Signing with Doris J. Weaver WileIMG_1639-web

Wile, daughter of C. Irvin Weaver, will give a reading and book signing of her recent memoir, A Collection of Memories: God’s Story for C. Irvin Weaver, at 7 p.m.on Friday, September 30, at Martindale Mennonite Church. C. Irvin Weaver was the Founder of Weaver’s Clothing Store in Fivepointville.

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