Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lancaster Pennsylvania

I love the similarities and yet the differences between the different communities of Amish throughout the United States.

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DRIVING SAFELY IN AMISH COUNTRY

By: Christine M. Irvin Picture this: Peaceful countryside, rolling hills, Amish farms along the road, Amish buggies on the road. A pleasant place to go for a Sunday afternoon drive, wouldn’t you say? Then, a car goes zipping by, passing … Continue reading

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Amish Dress

AMISH DRESS by Christine M. Irvin If you’ve been around Amish country or seen pictures of the Amish people, you will notice that their clothing is different from that of others. There’s a reason for that. Actually, there are several … Continue reading

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Behalt: Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center

For those who are curious about the Amish, or who simply want to learn more about their history and their culture, a visit to Holmes County in Ohio is a must. There, at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin, Ohio, in the special Mural House, you will find a giant cyclorama, a “mural in-the-round,” which depicts the history of the Anabaptists. The mural is 265 feet wide and 10 feet tall. Continue reading

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