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Mennonite Settlement Museum

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Mennonite Settlement Museum The Mennonite Settlement Museum celebrates the thousands of immigrant Russian and Polish Mennonites who settled in western Marion and eastern McPherson Counties in the early 1870s. The museum includes:

The historic Peter Paul Loewen House, a traditional Russian Mennonite clay brick house-barn built in 1876 in the Mennonite settlement village of Hoffnungsthal. It is the only restored house of its kind in North America. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places,

The Jacob Friesen Flouring Windmill, a detailed replica of the 1876 flour mill that stood in the Mennonite settlement village of Gnadenau,

The 1886 One Room Kreutziger School, the Kreutziger School was in service from to 1886 to 1960, and

On the planning board, the historic Heinrich F. Bartel House, a Polish Mennonite settlement house built of stone in 1879.

The principal collections of the Mennonite Settlement Museum are a small but very important collection of handmade Russian Mennonite furniture; another smaller collection of important Polish Mennonite furniture; 19th century household furnishings, typical of the material culture of the settlements and 19th and early twentieth century agricultural implements and tools.

Admission: Adults $3.00, Students $1.00, Pre-School Children with parents, free
Address: 510 South Ash
Phone: 620-947-3775

Tuesday through Friday, March through December, 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Closed Mondays, and during January and February

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