Posts Tagged ‘Shipshewana’

Learn the Amish-Mennonite Story at Menno-Hof

July 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Learn the Amish-Mennonite Story at Menno-HofIf you’re interested in the Amish-Mennonite story – a fascinating and beautiful history full of faith, craft, ingenuity, and community – then you’ll definitely want to take in Shipshewana’s Menno-Hof.

Menno-Hof creatively interprets and presents the history and values of the Anabaptists (the Amish-Mennonites), providing a variety of opportunities to learn about and experience the Amish-Mennonite world.

Menno-Hof is a non-profit organization overseen by a board of Amish, Beachy Amish, Conservative Mennonite, and Mennonite Church USA members. It was conceived of in 1970’s as a reaction to the popularity of Shipshewana’s huge flea market. Mennonite groups of Northern Indiana wanted a place to tell their story and, in 1986, a massive barn-raising marked the beginning of Menno-Hof.

Since the opening of the facility in 1988, Menno-Hof has been a must-stop prior to experiencing the Mennonite and Amish Communities in and around Shipshewana and Northern Indiana.

Visiting Menno-Hof will reveal to you the rich heritage and gentle charm of the world of the Anabaptists. 24 venues using a variety of multi-media presentations, hands-on exhibits, and a variety of displays will immerse you deep within the the life and story of the the Amish-Mennonite people.

At Menno-Hof, you will experience a European courtyard, a dungeon with instruments of torture, a 17th-century sailing ship, a print shop, a simulated tornado, and an authentic meeting house. Each one helping to illustrate the history, life, and deep faith of the Anabaptists.

Menno-Hof also has a book shop specializing in Amish-Mennonite related subjects. The shop also offers locally made, genuine Amish and Mennonite items such as baskets, quilted wall hangings, children’s hand-sewn dolls, candles, cutting boards, decorations, and much more.

Menno-Hof

510 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN
For hours, directions, a virtual tour, and more, be sure to visit the Menno-Hof website: www.mennohof.org

Menno-Hof Lodging
Scottish Bed & Breakfast is located in Bremen – Northern Indiana Amish Country – and has a strong connection to the Amish through our community and our history; Homer Miller, one half of the Scottish Bed & Breakfast teams, was raised Amish. While we’re not Amish, we have a deep respect and love for their history and ways. Be sure to visit our our specials page for a number of Amish-related add-ons to make your Northern Indiana Amish Country vacation that much more special! See you soon!

Shop ‘Til You Drop at Shipshewana Flea Market

July 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Shipshewana Flea MarketEvery year, from May to October, the Midwest’s largest flea market opens its doors – The Shipshewana Flea Market in Shipshewana, Indiana!

Shipshewana Flea Market is over 100 acres of goods presented by over 900 vendors, plus a restaurant, auctions, a farmer’s market, antique stores, and more! If you can’t find it here, it doesn’t exist and even if you’re not in the market for anything to buy? Shipshewana Flea Market offers hours of enjoyable distraction for the whole family.

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Tour the Quilt Gardens Along The Heritage Trail

May 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail

Spring has sprung and now is the time to plan your tour of the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail in Northern Indiana’s Amish Country!

Open from May 30th through October 1st, Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail were inspired by the famous and colorful flower carpet festivals of Europe, a practice that has spread worldwide, even to our neck of the woods with the Napanee and Elkhart Fall Flower Carpet display.

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