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Mennonite Story

Mennonite Story

Learn the history and traditions of Mennonites

The Mennonite Story multi-media interpretive center is a must for anyone interested in learning more about Mennonites.

Take a self-guided journey beginning with a 13 minute video entitled,'The Old Order'. Learn about the Old Order Mennonites whose buggies you may pass on your way here. You'll find out why they resist parts of modern life that the rest of us can't seem to do without. Browse through an extensive exhibit that describes the early beginnings of the Mennonites in Europe: how they grew out of the 16th century Protestant Reformation and why they were hunted down and persecuted. Step into a replica of an Old Order meetinghouse.


Then see informative photos, artifacts and displays that describe the history, culture and religion of the Mennonites - in our area and around the world. Discover how Mennonites have flourished into a global family of 1.5 million members in 75 countries! (Audio available in Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Arabic).

$5.00 per person suggested donation.
Group visits are welcomed and can be arranged by appointment; group rates include a guided tour. For offsite group tour information and other inquiries, please call and speak with the manager or leave a message for call back.

Summer Hours: April – December:
• Monday – Saturday 11 - 5 pm
• Sunday 1:30 - 5 pm

Winter Hours: January – March:
• Saturday 11 am - 4:30 pm
• Sunday 2 - 4:30 pm

The Mennonite Story
1406 King St. North
St. Jacobs
519 664 3518


horse and buggy in village