Reading our Way to PA 2015
Return of the Cards!
All of the cards in our Genealogical Card File are now back home after being scanned offsite. Their absence proved their worth to us, as there were many times that we turned to the file, only to find an empty drawer.
LMHS Genealogy Database Reaches a Milestone
Access to Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world’s largest online family history collection. Access is restricted to persons at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.
PMH Now Online!
The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is pleased to announce that, for the first time, members are able to read all of the back issues of Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage online. Every page of every issue from 1978 to 2013 is now accessible (for members only) via the Online Resources page of the LMHS website. Log in and browse the wealth of information on genealogy, local history, church history, and Pennsylvania German culture.
The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is looking for volunteers to assist visitors in the library on a regular basis. The work involves orienting patrons to the library and its resources, helping visitors to find information in the library and archives, and answering telephone calls at the reference desk. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn while volunteering, especially for those with an interest in family, church, and local history. Help is needed on Tuesdays (morning and/or afternoon). Familiarity with computers and willingness to learn would be helpful. For more information contact Steve Ness (Tel.: 393-9745; Email: snesslmhs.org).
Joseph Hirt, Holocaust survivor and John L. Ruth, Mennonite Historian
Joseph Hirt will tell about his experiences in Nazi Germany and escape from a concentration camp.
John l. Ruth will talk about the Mennonites in Germany at that time.
November 14, 2014 7 PM
at Richfield Mennonite Family Life Center
167 Church St., Richfield, PA, 17086
sponsored by Juniata Mennonite Historical Society
13th Annual Hymn Sing at the Brick Mennonite Church
Sunday, September 21, 2014 2 PM
Singing from the 1902 Church and Sunday School Hymnal
And maybe a few German songs too!
Sponsored by Juniata Mennonite Historical Society
Annual Storytelling Night
Experience an evening of storytelling with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on September 22 at 7 p.m. Hear from Elizabeth Soto Albrecht, moderator of MCUSA and faculty member at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and Richard Thomas, past moderator of MCUSA and Superintendent at Lancaster Mennonite Schools. Learn more here.
Feather Stitching and Grain Painting
October 18, 9 am to 3 pm
This hands- on class combines two important PA German craft forms in one. Learn how to grain paint and feather stictch, More information here.
Abner Zook Exhibit
Abner Zook, an Amish-born artist, painted and sculpted exhilarating dioramas over five decades depicting farm work, barn raisings, church gatherings, public sales, busy train stations, and other scenes of daily life in Amish and non-Amish communities at the turn of the 20th century. Twenty of his most select 3-D paintings from the James and Nancy Binsberger collection will be exhibited from September 6 to December 31, 2014 at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Tickets are $5 per person. The exhibit is open daily Tuesday through Saturday , from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society preserves and interprets the culture and context of Anabaptist-related faith communities connected to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.