Lancaster Longhouse

Lancaster Longhouse Longhouses were large multi-family homes made of logs, saplings and tree bark. For hundreds of years before Europeans arrived, longhouses dotted Pennsylvania’s landscape.
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In some places, like Washington Boro in Lancaster County, thousands of people lived together in towns filled with longhouses. As part of their mission to represent the culture and context of Lancaster County’s first European settlers, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the 1719 Hans Herr House in Willow Street are working in collaboration with Circle Legacy Center, Lancaster, and members o

In some places, like Washington Boro in Lancaster County, thousands of people lived together in towns filled with longhouses. As part of their mission to represent the culture and context of Lancaster County’s first European settlers, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the 1719 Hans Herr House in Willow Street are working in collaboration with Circle Legacy Center, Lancaster, and members o

Operating as usual

Come out Saturday, October 2 for the Maize & Snitz Market Fair!Professional tradespeople will demonstrate embroidery, ta...
08/31/2021

Come out Saturday, October 2 for the Maize & Snitz Market Fair!

Professional tradespeople will demonstrate embroidery, tape weaving, baking, hearth cooking, Native American foods, and fingerweaving.

Shop for hand-crafted items such as redware pottery, hand-dyed wool yarn, hand-turned wooden implements, wrought iron, bobbin lace, and 18th-century paper goods.

#artisans #trades #18thcentury

Come out Saturday, October 2 for the Maize & Snitz Market Fair!

Professional tradespeople will demonstrate embroidery, tape weaving, baking, hearth cooking, Native American foods, and fingerweaving.

Shop for hand-crafted items such as redware pottery, hand-dyed wool yarn, hand-turned wooden implements, wrought iron, bobbin lace, and 18th-century paper goods.

#artisans #trades #18thcentury

Only a few spots remain for Native Ways – A Plant for All Seasons: Cattail. The first class is Saturday. Register today!...
04/12/2021
Native Ways – A Plant for All Seasons: Cattail

Only a few spots remain for Native Ways – A Plant for All Seasons: Cattail. The first class is Saturday. Register today! #Indigenous
bit.ly/NWCattail

Sponsored by Must be paid upfront; cannot purchase individual days. --- MaryAnn Robins, of Circle Legacy Center (circlelegacycenter.org), presents a four-part series, Native Ways— A Plant for All Seasons: Cattail at the Lancaster Longhouse on the grounds of the 1719 Herr House & Museum. Learn ...

Learn the value of the cattail plant to the Indigenous people of the Eastern woodlands.MaryAnn Robins, of Circle Legacy ...
03/25/2021
Native Ways – A Plant for All Seasons: Cattail

Learn the value of the cattail plant to the Indigenous people of the Eastern woodlands.

MaryAnn Robins, of Circle Legacy Center (circlelegacycenter.org), presents a four-part series at the Lancaster Longhouse on the grounds of the 1719 Herr House Museum.

The cost is $60. Pre-register by April 9 at bit.ly/NWCattail

Sponsored by Must be paid upfront; cannot purchase individual days. --- MaryAnn Robins, of Circle Legacy Center (circlelegacycenter.org), presents a four-part series, Native Ways— A Plant for All Seasons: Cattail at the Lancaster Longhouse on the grounds of the 1719 Herr House & Museum. Learn ...

Reopened to the public on April 9th.Excited to welcome you back!Field trips for school groups return, as do drop-in tour...
03/17/2021

Reopened to the public on April 9th.
Excited to welcome you back!
Field trips for school groups return, as do drop-in tours.
(Contact Tiffany Fisk, administrator, at 717.464.4438 or [email protected].)

Reopened to the public on April 9th.
Excited to welcome you back!
Field trips for school groups return, as do drop-in tours.
(Contact Tiffany Fisk, administrator, at 717.464.4438 or [email protected].)

Need a mid-winter research recharge?Join Kristin Wenger for the online Winter Workshop: Genealogy Research in Online New...
01/07/2021

Need a mid-winter research recharge?

Join Kristin Wenger for the online Winter Workshop: Genealogy Research in Online Newspapers hosted by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Streams exclusively via Zoom.

The cost is $35. Register by February 8 at bit.ly/GenOnlineNews.

#genealogyresearch #genealogy

01/01/2021
During this holiday season, may you hold your family close, affirm your traditions, share your heritage, and hope for th...
12/24/2020

During this holiday season, may you hold your family close, affirm your traditions, share your heritage, and hope for the future! Many Blessings from the Staff and Volunteers of the Lancaster Longhouse!

12/23/2020
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society

Explore foodways in this preview of the Christmas Candlelight Video Tour. Available at bit.ly/1719CandleVideo.

11/26/2020

We honor the Indigenous peoples, especially Susquehanna / Susquehannock, who call this area home with an integrity that those descended from colonial settlers cannot claim. We see your beauty, we see your pain, we see your reverence for the Creator and creation. We are grateful for the opportunity to learn from you and to partner on this educational mission.

Good Morning!Grateful for the gifts already given by generous supporters.bit.ly/LMHSExtraGive
11/20/2020

Good Morning!
Grateful for the gifts already given by generous supporters.

bit.ly/LMHSExtraGive

Ten days until Extraordinary Give! Your year-end gift can have a great impact. bit.ly/LMHSExtraGive #IGiveExtra
11/09/2020

Ten days until Extraordinary Give! Your year-end gift can have a great impact. bit.ly/LMHSExtraGive

#IGiveExtra

11/02/2020

The museum is open April through October.
See you in the spring!

Mennonites depend on community to make it through thick and thin. Will you make an impact by sharing a year-end financia...
10/29/2020
Donation

Mennonites depend on community to make it through thick and thin. Will you make an impact by sharing a year-end financial gift to support our mission to share history through storytelling?
bit.ly/LMHSDonation

Pandemic or no, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is committed to preserving Mennonite History. We will safeguard and share our collections (now electronically), we're poised to offer fun family learning, we're planning for virtual tours. We need you, now more than ever. Even a small gift helps...

We affirm Mennonite World Conference's Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. Read the statement here -- http:...
10/12/2020
Statement of solidarity with Indigenous peoples

We affirm Mennonite World Conference's Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. Read the statement here -- http://bit.ly/MWCSSIP

In the Christian Scriptures, we encounter God who hears the cries of the dispossessed and suffering, feels deep concern for their welfare, and moves to save. In the Gospels, Jesus Christ, the living example for the church, embodies God’s preferred presence with the neighbor who is excluded, oppres...

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14.Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23...
10/12/2020

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14.

Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-6050885 and AmazonSmile donates to Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.

We appreciate your support!

Check out this beautiful video of Lancaster County by Expedia. Lancaster Longhouse & 1719 Hans Herr House Museum are fea...
10/08/2020
Lancaster County Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Check out this beautiful video of Lancaster County by Expedia. Lancaster Longhouse & 1719 Hans Herr House Museum are featured!
#travel #History

https://youtu.be/-KPynlnWYyg

Lancaster County – see some of the oldest attractions in America, experience the simplicity of Amish culture, and celebrate the thriving arts scene. Discover...

Grab some reading for the cozy season!Mini Bookworm Frolic continues today.https://fb.me/e/1Fxcems2C #booksale
09/18/2020

Grab some reading for the cozy season!
Mini Bookworm Frolic continues today.
https://fb.me/e/1Fxcems2C #booksale

The September edition of the Mirror newsletter is available online!Click here to read - bit.ly/Mirror0920.
09/11/2020

The September edition of the Mirror newsletter is available online!
Click here to read - bit.ly/Mirror0920.

09/07/2020
Annual Storytelling Night

Thank you for spending the evening with our incredible storytellers!

Please consider a donation.

If you prefer to send a check - Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society 2215 Millstream Road Lancaster, PA 17602.

08/27/2020

Reopening next week!
September 4
Friday & Saturday
10 am - 4 pm

The 1719 Hans Herr House Museum is looking for volunteers to give tours, demonstrations, assist with maintenance and gro...
08/24/2020

The 1719 Hans Herr House Museum is looking for volunteers to give tours, demonstrations, assist with maintenance and grounds work, and work in the museum store. Please contact Tiffany at 717-464-4438 or [email protected] if you are interested.

The 1719 Herr House & Museum is looking for volunteers to give tours, demonstrations, assist with maintenance and grounds work, and work in the museum store. Please contact Tiffany at 717-464-4438 or [email protected] if you are interested.

A film crew is shooting the movie, 1805 on the property!
08/19/2020

A film crew is shooting the movie, 1805 on the property!

A film crew is shooting the movie, 1805 on the property!

Great resource from the National Council for History Education!Free webinar series - Critical Conversations on Race, Eth...
07/22/2020
NCHE

Great resource from the National Council for History Education!

Free webinar series - Critical Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and History

#history

The National Council for History Education provides professional and intellectual leadership to foster an engaged community committed to the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories.

Did you miss TourMagination's Anabaptist Story Lives On: Virtual Museum & Archives Tour?Enjoy all the videos at https://...
07/15/2020

Did you miss TourMagination's Anabaptist Story Lives On: Virtual Museum & Archives Tour?

Enjoy all the videos at https://bit.ly/ASLOVMAT

#Mennonite #anabaptist #heritage

SEASONS with special guest, SWEETLIFEWatch the event outdoors. Tickets are $8 each and are available at bit.ly/JulyMusic...
07/08/2020

SEASONS with special guest, SWEETLIFE

Watch the event outdoors. Tickets are $8 each and are available at bit.ly/JulyMusicInOrchard.

Stream on Facebook Live. Connect on the evening of the event at facebook.com/hansherr.org/live. Donations are appreciated.

SEASONS with special guest, SWEETLIFE

Watch the event outdoors. Tickets are $8 each and are available at bit.ly/JulyMusicInOrchard.

Stream on Facebook Live. Connect on the evening of the event at facebook.com/hansherr.org/live. Donations are appreciated.

The June edition of the Mirror newsletter is available online!Click here to read. bit.ly/Mirror0620
06/25/2020

The June edition of the Mirror newsletter is available online!
Click here to read. bit.ly/Mirror0620

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Willow Street, PA
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