|Anabaptist perspicacity at Menno-Hof
The ship at Menno-Hof has somber meaning for Amish and Mennonites whose ancestors came to America seeking religious freedom. The ship is a reduced size replica of sailing vessels that crossed the Atlantic in the 1760's. Read more.
|Anabaptist movement changed Christianity
The presentation in the courtyard at
Menno-Hof shows a re-enactment of the first adult baptism in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1525. Most American Christians have likely not heard of this 1525 event, although they likely have heard of Luther, Calvin or Zwingli. Read more.
|Hutterites in North America
Hutterites, like the Mennonites and Amish, trace their origins to the Swiss Anabaptists in the 1520's. Hutterites, also known as Hutterian Brethren, live in diversified agricultural communities consisting of 50-100 people. Their highly structured lives reflect their long past, but they have seen considerable changes in the past century as they cope with technology and the pressures of the culture. Read more.
|Ten questions about a lifestyle that fascinates many
Loren Beachy, a local Amish bachelor, answers some common questions about the Amish. "The entire goal of our Amish lifestyle is to make it easier for us and our descendents to follow Jesus Christ. We believe this culture is the best one for us. We do not claim it is the only way to attain Heaven, Jesus Christ is the only way."
|Our gift shop features handcrafted items made by local Amish and Mennonites. Your purchase will support Menno-Hof as well as the Amish or Mennonite person that handcrafted the gift. We also carry a wide selection of books about Anabaptist faith and practices along with cookbooks and some children’s books. Gift certificates are available.|