The museum, book and gift shop, and library & archives are open to the public Tuesday through Friday, first and third Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 4:30 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.
- Educational meetings include performances, presentations and panel discussions on timely topics related to Pennsylvania German and Mennonite history and culture.
- The January Annual Music Night showcases a diverse array of local and Mennonite talent
- For more than 30 years, the Lancaster Family History Conference has been a touchstone for genealogists and family historians
- In collaboration with the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum, the Society presents “Lancaster Roots,” a year-long schedule of concerts, classes, festivals, field trips, exhibits and sales, online at LancasterRoots.org
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.
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