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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

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Upcoming Events

June 2019

Music in the Orchard: Dennison Witmer

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Enjoy the acoustic music of singer-songwriter Dennison Witmer, with an opening by Matt Wheeler. Fee charged.

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Bike Tour: Susquehanna River Towns Central to Industry & Underground Railroad

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Columbia Crossing River Trails Center, 41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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Bicycle 22 miles, primarily on the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail, learning stories of African Americans and others active in thriving industry and the Underground Railroad during the 18th and 19th centuries. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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Blacksmith Days

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Discover the art of blacksmithing; observe the Pennsylvania Association of Blacksmiths in action. Fee charged.

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July 2019

Music in the Orchard: The Jayplayers

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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The Hershey-based Jayplayers bring its American/Roots sound to Music in the Orchard. Opening by Three Strands. Fee charged.

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Blacksmithing for Pairs

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Pairs will learn about blacksmithing and create a project together with instruction by David Kauffman. Class is for a child over 10 and an accompanying adult. Fee charged.

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Music in the Orchard: Michaela McLain

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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McLain lends facets of soul, folk, jazz, and pop in her original music and unique covers. The Columbia, PA based duo, SweetLife, will open. Fee charged.

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August 2019

Music in the Orchard: Smokehouse 4

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Central Pennsylvania soul/funk based Smokehouse 4 brings its signature stripped-down sound to the Herr House orchard. Drawing on gritty New Orleans-style sounds, it will follow singer-songwriter Terry Strongheart. Fee charged.

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Bookworm Frolic

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until August 17, 2019

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road PA United States + Google Map

Over 40,000 used books are for sale during the four-day, open-air community event.

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September 2019

Herr Homecoming Celebration

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Join the Herr family descendants and others in celebrating the 300 years since the 1719 construction of the Herr House. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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Annual Storytelling Night

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Rd
Bird in Hand, PA 17505 United States
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Hear stories from Keith Weaver and Linda Gehman Peachey. Weaver is a bishop and moderator of LMC. Peachey is a freelance writer who has worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women's concerns and as co-director of Peace and Justice Ministries. By donation.

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Intermediate Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road PA United States + Google Map

Expand your versatility in Pennsylvania German in the this 10-week class, every Tuesday, beginning on Sept. 10, and concluding on Nov. 12, 2019. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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Beginners Pennsylvania German Dialect Class

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road PA United States + Google Map

Get acquainted with Pennsylvania German during this 10-week class, every Thursday evening, beginning on Sept. 12 and concluding on Nov. 14, 2019. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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Underground Railroad Tour

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road PA United States + Google Map

Follow the trail of freedom seekers across Lancaster County, farm-to-farm, to Christiana. Hear conductor stories, and see trapdoors and entrances to tunnels. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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Blacksmithing Class

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 14, 2019 at 9:00am

1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Try your hand at blacksmithing under the tutelage of master smiths. Take home a beginner's project such as a candlestick holder or hook rack. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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Hearth Cooking

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Learn colonial cooking techniques, making food on an open hearth. Class will take place in the Kuche (kitchen) of the Herr House. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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Community-Focused Architecture

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Uniquely designed for community, has MCC's Welcoming Place delivered on its promise? Explore the space and engage with a panel reflecting on its first 18 years. By donation.

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Plain Meetinghouses Learning Tour

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2019 at 8:00am

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road PA United States + Google Map

Visit meetinghouses belonging to Weaverland, Groffdale, and Lancaster Conference Mennonites. Tour led by Beth Oberholtzer and Lloyd Weiler. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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October 2019

Maize and Snitz Fest

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Celebrate the heritages of local Native American and Pennsylvania German cultures during this festival of food, crafts, and life. Multiple demonstrations and artisans will be on hand. Fee charged.

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Exploring Quilting

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mennonite Information Center, 2209 Millstream Road
Lancaster, 17602
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Where and when did quilting begin? Learn about the history of quilting and quilt shops of today. See samples of Mennonite and antique Amish quilts. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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Bookbinding

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Bookbinding taught by Ramon Townsend. Students will learn the steps of bookbinding and take home their own personally handcrafted blank book. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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November 2019

Paint a Mini Blanket Chest

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road PA United States + Google Map

Jim King will teach Pennsylvania German folk art painting using traditional motifs. Acrylic paints are applied to a poplar softwood replica of an early bun footed blanket chest. No experience necessary. Fee charged, advance registration required.

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December 2019

Christmas Candlelight Tours

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:40 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 6, 2019

One event on December 7, 2019 at 5:00pm

1719 Herr House and Museum, 1849 Herr Drive
Willow Street, 17584
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Begin the Christmas season with this tradition. Learn about the local Native Americans and Pennsylvania Germans, followed by the reading of the Christmas story in German while sitting in the candlelit Stube. Fee charged.

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