Elementary Students

Menno-Hof is a friendly place that will delight a 4th grader studying Indiana History. Students are always intrigued with the 16th century courtyard, or the dungeon where Anabaptists were persecuted for their faith. Travel down the cobblestone streets of Holland and board a 17th century sailing ship where you will hear seven-year-old Anna's sad story of traveling to America.

Students shriek with delight in the tornado theater where they learn about the violence of nature and the constructive work of Mennonite Disaster Service. Learn the lesson of non-violence in the martyr room where Dirk Willems saves the life of his enemy only to die for his courageous act. There is so much to see and learn at Menno-Hof that your students will not have a moment to get bored.

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Testimonials

"The Menno-Hof experience affords my students a unique opportunity to learn about the Amish and Mennonite culture so important to our small community. I've taken my classes there many years and will continue to do so!"
-Beth Ann Moeller - Fourth grade teacher, Shipshewana-Scott Elementary

"For the past several years our fourth grade students have made an annual visit to Menno-Hof to learn more about the Amish community. Everything is well organized, and the people at Menno-Hof are so friendly whenever I make the reservations.

The students get an insight into a part of life in Indiana that they would never experience or learn about if we did not come to Menno-Hof. It makes their understanding of Indiana History come alive. They come with questions and leave with a respect for people who live differently from themselves. I am grateful to the people of Menno-Hof for providing this opportunity to our fourth graders."
- Robina Sommers - Fourth grade teacher, Model Elementary

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