|Learning about, from and with: a reflection on connecting with the Amish community
David Smith in Learning from the Stranger suggests that as we get to know new people we can move from "learning about, to learning from and finally, to learning with." In many of our visits we uncovered areas of commonality. An attitude of mutuality and good listening go a long way to helping with this. Read more.
|Do the Amish use banks?
The story of Menno-Hof: Part I
In 1972 curiousity about the Amish, combined with a fledgling flea market, resulted in an increased number of tourists to the Shipshewana area. Several area pastors saw the need for a place like Menno-Hof and began working towards that end result. Read more.
|The barn raising and beyond.
The story of Menno-Hof: Part II
In six days, 200 volunteers and an Amish crew raised the entire structure that is now Menno-Hof! 1,000 wooden pegs were used to pin the oak beams together. The length of the longest beam is 36 feet. It took two years to complete the inside. Read more.
|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.|