The museum, book and gift shop, and library & archives are open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. We offer classes in traditional folk arts and Pennsylvania German Dialect several times a year.

Our location beside Tanger Outlet Center on Lincoln Highway East, draws shoppers to regular rare and used book auctions, the annual Bookworm Frolic, and a seasonal Show & Sale of Pennsylvania German Folk Art. All facilities are fully accessible.

In addition, the Society hosts a broad array of special events at locations throughout Lancaster County.

Join today and discover the benefits of an LMHS membership.


Our vision is diverse communities connecting across boundaries by knowing and valuing their own and each others’ stories of life, faith, cultures, and histories.


Our mission is to hold, honor, and share items and stories featuring the lived experiences and faith values of Lancaster Mennonites and interrelated communities.

Core Values

Education   We encourage exploration of diverse, Mennonite-related historical backgrounds, cultures, stories

Preservation   We keep and care for documents and artifacts

Accessibility   We proactively make our collections and educational experiences broadly available

Intentional Health   We nurture personal and organizational health, living with integrity and accountability

Relationships   We seek to be connected and to connect others

Faith   As communities we seek to follow Christ in daily life