Amish and Mennonite       Historical and Information Centers


Delaware Mennonite Historical Association
PO Box 267
Greenwood, DE 19950


Illinois Amish Interpretive Center
125 N County Road 425e
Arcola, IL 61910-3756
[Close to the Arthur Amish settlement]

Illinois Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society
Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center
675 State Route 116
Metamora, IL 61548-7732
(309) 367-2551


510 South Van Buren St.
Shipshewana, IN 46565
(260) 768-4117;
[The major Amish interpretive center in Indiana]

Mennonite Historical Library
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526
(574) 535-7418
[An excellent historical library on the campus of Goshen College]

Swiss Heritage Society
805 West Van Buren
Berne, IN 46711
(260) 589-2784


Mennonite Historical Society of Iowa and Archives
PO Box 576
Kalona, IA 52247
(319) 656-3271


Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum
200 North Poplar
PO Box 231
Goessel, KS 67053
(620) 367-8200


Casselman River Area Historians
PO Box 591
Grantsville, MD 21536
(301) 895-4488


Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
5798 County Road 77
PO Box 324
Berlin, OH 44610-0324
(330) 893-3192
[A major Amish interpretive center]

Conservative Mennonite Conference Historical Committee
1136 South Prospect Avenue
Hartville, OH 44632-8708
(330) 877-9566

Kidron Community Historical Society
Kidron-Sonnenberg Heritage Center
13153 Emerson Road, PO Box 234
Kidron, OH 44636
(330) 857-9111

Ohio Amish Library Inc.
4292 State Route 39
Millersburg, OH 44654
(330) 893-4011
[An Amish-operated historical library]

Stark County Mennonite and Amish Historical Society
1136 South Prospect Avenue
Hartville, OH 44632-8708
(330) 877-9566


Heritage Historical Library
52445 Glencolin Line
RR 4
Aylmer, ON  N5H 2R3
[The most comprehensive Amish historical library]

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
(519) 885-0220

Millbank Information Center
PO Box 35
Millbank, ON N0K 1L0
(519) 595-8037

Visitor Centre—Telling the Mennonite Story
1406 King St. North
Saint Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0
(519) 664-3518;  800-265-3353


Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 393-9745
[Excellent sources on Amish of eastern Pa.]

Masthof Press and Bookstore
219 Mill Road
Morgantown, PA 19543
(610) 286-0258
[A good source of books about the Amish]

Mennonite Information Center
2209 Millstream Road
Lancaster, PA 17602-1494
(717) 299-0954; (800) 858-8320
[Excellent information and guides for the Lancaster Amish]

Mifflin County Mennonite Historical Society
PO Box 5603
Belleville, PA 17004
(717) 935-5574

Pequea Bruderschaft Library
P.O. Box 25
Gordonville, PA 17529
(717) 367-3906
[Amish operated; open Saturday mornings only]

Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies
Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
(717) 361-1470
[By appointment]

About the site

Amish Studies is an academic website developed by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College to provide reliable information on Amish life and culture.

Designed to assist scholars, students and the general public, the site was developed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a collaborative research grant on Amish diversity and identity in the 20th century. The research team included principal investigator Donald B. Kraybill of Elizabethtown College (Pa.) and two co-investigators, Steven M. Nolt of Goshen College (Ind.) and Karen M. Johnson-Weiner of SUNY Potsdam (New York).

The Amish population statistics are updated annually in July. Other information will be revised and added on a periodic basis.

Recent books

The Amish book cover

Authors: Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013)

Renegade Amish book cover

Author: Donald Kraybill (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)