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.
Reading our Way to PA 2015
Looking to learn more about Mennonites around the world? Trying to prepare yourself for Mennonite World Conference? Pick up the Global Mennonite History series at the Society today! Also pick up your copy of Alfred Neufeld's "What We Believe Together: Exploring the Shared Convictions of Anabaptist-related Churches-available only through the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. Can't make it in? Order your copies online here.
Paraguay Elmer Martin: Family Finds Real South American Frontier
The Swiss Pioneer Preservation Associates is sponsoring a tour on Thursday , October 23, 7 pm , at the Martindale Fellowship Center (352 Martindale Rd., Ephrata, Pa.). Learn about Elmer and Verna Martin and nine of their eleven children who moved to the Paraguyan Chaco soon after the United States entered World War II. Isaac Lowry & Daniel Lowry will be available to sign their recently released book on the family. FOrm ore information, contact Raymond Zimmerman, (717) 354-7139.
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
The Amish and Their Quilts
November 1, 9 am to 12 pm
Place a stitch in time with the upcoming folk art class on the Amish and their quilts; learn about the history of quilting and how to make your own.
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.