A Study in Shared Heritage: The Amish and Mennonites
Enjoy insider access to an Amish and Mennonite community and explore their enduring ways of life as you enjoy a traditional meal, meet an Amish couple and learn about their culture.
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Program No. 12343RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

In the heart of a thriving Amish and Mennonite community, explore the sociology, history, spirituality and values of these people, through stories and dialogue with a colorful Mennonite historian. Learn what makes the Old Order Amish and Mennonites distinctive and at the same time what we have in common. From a traditional “Thrasher’s Meal” at an Amish home to visiting Amish enterprises, immerse yourself in a way of life that is a refreshing contrast to the modern world. As a special feature, enjoy nature activities, such as bird-watching, at the on-site nature center.
Activity Level
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn how the Amish lead their daily lives during field trips through this beautiful farmland region.
  • Visit with a young Amish couple who operate their own Amish store, specializing in herbs and natural health remedies.
  • Meet the proprietors of Amish shops featuring quilts, dry goods, baked goods and furniture.
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Stan and Mary Grove
Stan was born in Virginia and raised in a Mennonite family. He and Mary have chosen to become members in the Mennonite Church. Stan is Professor Emeritus of Biological Science from Goshen College, a Mennonite institution in Goshen, Indiana. He also taught in Florida, Texas and Louisiana. He has a PhD from Purdue University and a BA from Goshen College. Mary is a retired Mennonite retirement center Chaplin. Both enjoy nature and introducing people to the beauty that surrounds the Amigo Centre.
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Stan and Mary Grove
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