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Conserving History to Share

Conserving History Matters

With help from generous donors like you, we recently expanded our material culture collection by purchasing premier items from the Clarke E. Hess estate. Clarke’s expert eye, careful collecting, and personal generosity continue to inspire our mission as we conserve examples of Mennonite cultures. We share these stories and artifacts physically and, increasingly, virtually.

All of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (LMHS) service centers, including the Mennonite Information Center and the 1719 Herr House & Museum, engage the public on Mennonite life historically and today.

When you give to LMHS, you’re illuminating Mennonite cultures and sharing stories that cross boundaries.


Will you invest in Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s mission by making a financial gift?

Designated Giving Opportunities

Carolyn Wenger Memorial Gift

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Carolyn (Charles) Wenger. During her years at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Carolyn filled many roles including director (1977-2001), museum curator, archivist, editor, fundraiser, writer, and researcher. She will be greatly missed.

1719 Herr House & Museum

The Herr House celebrated its 300th anniversary this year!  Please mark this special occasion with a donation that will help the Herr House be on a strong financial footing for the next 300 years.  Income from admissions and membership help us to cover some of our costs, but we wouldn’t be able to operate without the generosity of supporters like you.

Historical Society Facility Needs

It recently became clear that our roof required a full replacement. It carried a $54,750 price tag. Thank you, in advance, for helping us safely keep and generously share community treasures.

Other Ways to Donate


  • Send a check by mail to Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602.


  • Give us a call. If you are uncomfortable with ordering online,  we accept credit card payments over the phone, Tuesday–Saturday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM at (717) 393-9745


Designated Gifts

Designated Gifts go 80% to the designation and 20% to the general fund unless otherwise specified. Any amounts beyond the designated need benefit the general fund. Any amounts beyond the designated need benefit the general fund.