Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, founded in 1958, preserves and interprets the culture and context of Mennonite-related faith communities connected to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. We seek to be a gathering place where people can explore stories, ideas and legacy—for themselves and with each other.

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 Annual Music Night each January 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.

Join today and discover the benefits of an LMHS membership.

Business Partners

Groff’s Home Comfort Team
3012 Willow Street Pike North, Willow Street, PA 17584
(717) 464-9446

Hershey Advisors, P.C.
Oregon Pike, P.O. Box 669, Brownstown, PA 17508
(717) 859-1158 or (717) 627-1250

Gibbel, Kraybill, and Hess
2933 Lititz Pike, PO Box 5349, Lancaster, PA 17606
(717) 291-1700