Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Banquet to highlight Lancaster Mennonite history

Unusual stories about Lancaster County's long history will be celebrated at the annual Lancaster Mennonite Historical Handmade Patchwork Quilts Society banquet at 6 p.m. on March 25 at the DoubleTree Resort Banquet Hall, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster.

Author and LNP columnist Jack Brubaker will talk about  “Ten of My Favorite Historical Anecdotes about Lancaster County,” and Janneken Smucker, assistant professor of history at West Chester University and author of “Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon,” will discuss his love of quilt history at the gathering. The evening will include music provided by the Ukrainian Kravets family.

The Anabaptist influence in Lancaster County extends to the 18th century.

Rolando Santiago, the society's executive director, says “It is important to celebrate Lancaster Quilting County, and to remember the significance of historical reflection.”

Tickets for the event are $30 and can be purchased at or by calling 717-393-9745. The deadline for registration is Saturday, March 18.

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