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Mennonite Heritage Center

565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438-1020
+1 215-256-3020
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Quilt Show

Fabulous presentation of quilts... Will be taking a pie making class in July... Many things... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Apple Butter Frolic

This isn't a "tourist trap" that you leave with a lighter wallet. It's a museum and historical... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
via mobile
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The Mennonite Heritage Center tells the story of the oldest continuous Mennonite community in America. Over 12,000 items are preserved and used to tell the local and Mennonite stories. The current exhibit features the 18th century immigrant experience as well as stories of recent arrivals. The Center houses a genealogical center and research library, archives, a permanent exhibit open 5 days/week, a gift shop, and a fraktur gallery (an early form of ornamental writing and decoration). Rotating art and history exhibits fill two other galleries. A 30 minute introductory video is provided for visitors. A list of available traditional arts workshops, bus tours, and other events is available on the web site. The annual Apple Butter Frolic is held the first Saturday of each October and is a staple of local history, PA Dutch food, and agricultural life. The Christmas season brings the fine craft sale and Christmas market with work by select artisans. The Whack and Roll croquet tournament brings local nonprofits together each spring.
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5 Jul 2017
“Quilt Show”
2 Oct 2016
“Apple Butter Frolic”
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565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438-1020
+1 215-256-3020
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous presentation of quilts... Will be taking a pie making class in July... Many things happening... Educational

1  Thank lroesener
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This isn't a "tourist trap" that you leave with a lighter wallet. It's a museum and historical library dedicated to the stories of Mennonite faith and life in eastern Pennsylvania. The Apple Butter Frolic is a great event (sorry you missed it for 2016 -...More

1  Thank Almond914
Steve D, Public Relations Manager at Mennonite Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed the Frolic. We were a bit worried about the weather, but glad the rain held out so we could have most of the activities as planned!

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great homemade pancake breakfast! Annual Apple Butter Frolic, every first Saturday in October! Period dressed enactors, crafts, food, farm demonstrations. Great cultural expressions.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Historical, informative and tells story of real people. Lots of interesting local history items to see!

Thank Pogmobuss
Reviewed 23 December 2015

A wonderful collection of artifacts, books, photographs, art, and manuscripts informatively displayed.

Thank OldMillPa
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We intended to go to Pennypacker Mills inSchenksville PA, but it was not open. Our GPS told us that the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleyville was nearby. This small, but friendly museum and gift shop turned out to be delightful First there was a 30...More

1  Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed 20 February 2015

If you like local Mennonite history or just local history in general, you'll enjoy the Center. They have some creative exhibits, pictures and artifacts. They also have research library if you really want to dig deeper.

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 9 January 2015

This is an excellent source of information for anything Pennsylvania Mennonite related, or really, for local history. The displays are well put together and all the volunteers friendly and knowledgeable. There are also archives available for more extensive research. Great used book sale near the...More

Thank GumnaJaane
Reviewed 3 July 2012

They have the most complete and up to date history of the Mennonites who settled this area. There are wonderful displays inside as well as a great book store and a nice gift shop. They also offer very interesting events for the public such as...More

Thank Thelrose
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