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So Much To See, So Much To Do

Every sunrise over the gentle hills of the surrounding farmlands brings a day full of possibility. If you’re looking for events and things to do in Lancaster County, our Bird-in-Hand family of properties offer the perfect place to stay close to everything you want to do. As our Guest, you’re invited to get to know the side of Amish Country we call home, with a complimentary tour of back roads and farmlands. Enjoy a memorable ice cream social with the Smucker family. Test your stamina or cheer on the runners in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon. Take a hot air balloon ride or tour The Amish Village. Nearby, you’ll find farmers markets, quilt shops and boutiques, as well as outlet stores, Sight & Sound Theatres, Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, the Strasburg Railroad, and more. If you want to know more about events and attractions, explore our website or ask our knowledgeable staff for recommendations.

For a list of places to dine, shop and stay, plus special events and things to do during your visit, check out the Bird-in-Hand Village Map & Guide

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What the Amish Teach Us with Author Donald B. Kraybill

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Mennonite Life is honored to host author Donald B. Kraybill on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 7 PM in our Community Room at the Collections Building. Long-time members will recognize this location as the former Society building on 2215 Millstream Road on Route 30 East.

Kraybill, a professor emeritus at Elizabethtown College, has authored dozens of books on Amish life and culture. He is also a senior fellow at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.

His first book, The Riddles of Amish Culture, was influenced by the interest in the Amish generated by the 1984 Hollywood film Witness starring Harrison Ford. He also co-wrote a book with Steven M. Nolt and David L. Weaver-Zercher, called Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy about the harrowing Nickel Mines shooting in 2006 and how Amish families forgave the perpetrator.

His newest book, What the Amish Teach Us, is a collection of 22 short essays that infuse storytelling with informative reflections. Each essay is a lesson that the author has learned from the Amish. Subjects highlight community, faith, technology, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, and aging in place.

The book will be available for purchase at the event for $14.99. Dr. Kraybill will sign books after the presentation. Live stream the event at facebook.com/MennoniteLife.

Registration is not necessary. Please feel free to join us!


December 9, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mennonite Life Community Room
2215 Millstream Road
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
(717) 393-9745