The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is a research center for Pennsylvania Mennonite and Amish history, genealogy, and theology. It also holds a significant collection of historical and genealogical materials pertaining to southeastern Pennsylvania, with a special focus on Lancaster County. The Society is a nonprofit, educational organization and is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of books, papers, and artifacts related to the Anabaptist-Mennonite heritage.

The three primary collections at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society are as follows. Click on the links to learn more.

  1. Library: Chiefly published material, such as books, periodicals, maps, and audio-visual resources.
  2. Archives: Chiefly unpublished records of organizations and individuals, such as meeting minutes, photographs, diaries, legal documents, and correspondence.
  3. Museum: Including artifacts (objects), such as furniture, artwork, books, toys, and tools.