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Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Address: 2215 Millstream Rd
Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17602  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 100
Number of People Being Served: 1000
EIN: 23-6050885
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Mission Statement


To educate and inspire Mennonite families and congregations and the broader community through promotion of the history, beliefs and lifestyle of the Mennonite expression of the Anabaptist tradition.

Description


We collect, preserve, and interpret books (library), photographs and documents (archives), and objects and artifacts (museum). The focus of our collections and educational programs relates to the historical background, religious thought/expression, culture, and family history of Mennonite/Amish groups originating in Pennsylvania, including their European background. Our museum, retail book and gift shop, and library & archives are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Our facilities are fully accessible to physically challenged persons.

We collect, preserve, and interpret books (library), photographs and documents (archives), and objects and artifacts (museum). The focus of our collections and educational programs relates to the historical background, religious thought/expression, culture, and family history of Mennonite/Amish groups originating in Pennsylvania, including their European background. Our museum, retail book and gift shop, and library & archives are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Our facilities are fully accessible to physically challenged persons.

Mission Statement: To educate and inspire Mennonite families and congregations and the broader community through promotion of the history, beliefs and lifestyle of the Mennonite expression of the Anabaptist tradition.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Jesus Christ is central to worship and to everyday living. Behavior is to follow Christ's example. The Bible is considered the inspired word of God. Membership continues to be voluntary, with adult baptism upon declaration of faith. Mennonites are known for their peace stand, taken because they believe Jesus Christ taught the way of peace. Many members choose not to participate in military service. Some take their belief further by objecting to government military expenditure; a few choose not to pay the percentage of their annual income tax that would go for military purposes. Mennonites are also known for their strong commitment to community; interest in social issues; voluntary service to those who have experienced hardship and loss in floods, tornadoes and other disasters; and mission outreach.


Denominational Affiliations


Mennonite


Local Affiliation



Organizational Affiliations


Mennonite Central Committee


Program Type:


Other Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No