Jean Kilheffer Hess, executive director I didn’t have the guts to be a history major in college. The eighteen-year-old version of me couldn’t quite grasp what job might be at the end of four years of studying history. By blessed coincidence I did have the opportunity...read more
“Voices of Conscience: The Witness of Conscientious Objectors in WWI”
Join us at 7 pm on Monday, August 27, at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, Pa. for a discussion on the experience of conscientious objectors in World War I and the relevancy of their story for today. The evening will feature a dramatic reading of the court martial trial of Elbert Hostetler. Dr. Steve Nolt, senior scholar at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, will speak on peace churches and WWI, and the Conservative Anabaptist Service Program will make a presentation. This special event is held in conjunction with the Voices of Conscience exhibit, on display August 19 through September 26.
Annual Storytelling Night
This year’s Annual Storytelling Night will take place at 7 p.m. on September 10 at Landisville Mennonite Church. Hear stories from Donald B. Kraybill and Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz. Kraybill has recently retired from Elizabethtown College, where he taught sociology and directed the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is the coordinator of Mennonite Central Committee’s restorative-justice program. She has worked in restorative-justice processes since 1984.
Underground Railroad Tour
Join LMHS for a field trip on Saturday, September 8. Follow the trail of freedom seekers across Lancaster County, farm to farm, to Christiana. Hear conductor stories, and see entrances to tunnels and trapdoors. Claim your space by phone at (717) 292-9745 or online here.