Giving & Growing

“I enjoyed my experience,” ninth-grader Evan Morales says of the day he spent exploring career interests by helping out in the historical society library and archives. “I had no idea how much there is here about Mennonites and ancestors.” One of Evan’s tasks was to set up a display featuring 2019 as the 300th anniversary of the 1719 Herr House.

Holding, honoring and sharing history is as much about foresight as it is about the past. The volunteers who restored the 1719 Herr House knew this, and so does Evan as he explores his career path.

Your gifts support the visionary staff and volunteers who steward the things and build the relationships that bring vitality to stories that matter. Your gift touches the 71,000 visitors we host annually across the Historical Society, Mennonite Information Center, and the 1719 Herr House & Museum.

Will you invest in Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s mission by making a financial gift?

Designated Giving Opportunities

1719 Herr House & Museum

In 2019, the Herr House turns 300!  Please help celebrate this special occasion with a special donation that will help the Herr House be on strong financial footing for the next 300 years.  Income from admissions and membership help us to cover some of our costs, but we wouldn’t be able to operate without the generosity of supporters like you.

Historical Society Facility Needs

It recently became clear that our roof requires full replacement. It carries a $54,750 price tag. Thank you, in advance, for helping us safely keep and generously share community treasures.

Other ways to donate

  • Give us a call. We accept credit card payments over the phone, Tuesday–Saturday, 10 AM–4 PM at (717) 464-4438
  • Send a check by mail to 1719 Herr House & Museum, 1849 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street PA 17584

Designated Gifts

Designated Gifts go 80% to the designation and 20% to the general fund unless otherwise specified. Any amounts beyond the designated need benefit the general fund. Any amounts beyond the designated need benefit the general fund.