Related Web Sites

1719 Herr House:  The oldest home in Lancaster County, the beautiful stone house (often nicknamed the “Hans Herr House”) was built  in 1719 by Christian Herr, a Swiss-German Mennonite immigrant. Also used for worship services, it is oldest extant Mennonite meetinghouse in the Western Hemisphere.

The Mennonite Information Center: Welcome center for visitors to the Lancaster Mennonite and Amish community and the life-size Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction.

Lancaster Mennonite Conference: One of two area Mennonite conferences with which the Society is affiliated and whose records we archive;  conference dates to 1711.

Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference: The other area Mennonite conference with which the Society is affiliated and whose records we archive;  current conference was organized in 1978, with roots dating to 1893.

Amish Studies at Young Center at Elizabethtown College: Up-to-date national Amish statistics.

Visit Lancaster County’s fine museums: 20+ museums covering Lancaster County’s diverse cultural and regional heritage.

Mennonite World Conference: International coordinating body for churches in the global Mennonite family.

Lancaster County Digitization Project: A consortium of cultural institutions interested in digitizing Lancaster County newspaper and manuscript collections. Visit the LCDP site to view a list of available digitized resources.

The Civilian Public Service Story: A searchable database of the nearly 12,000 CPS workers who served in alternative service during WWII, including personal records.