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Join our annual tradition, based on the simplicity of Christmas celebrations of years gone by. A Capella congregational singing, Scripture readings, musical contributions from a variety of Mennonite traditions, a beautiful candle lighting, and seasonal refreshments to follow. Doors open at 5:30 and singing brgins at 6:00pm. A limited number of reserved seats are available.
Free Admission - All Are Welcome
Since 1952, the nonprofit Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust has cared for the 1770 Mennonite Meetinghouse. With a range of constituents local, regional, and international, the site welcomes visitors to this touchstone of Mennonite faith and American history which marks a number of American firsts: first permanent Mennonite settlement; the first written protest against slavery; the first paper mill; and the first baptism and communion celebrated by Mennonites. Though tours, exhibits and scholarly research, we share stories of Mennonites in Germantown from 1683 through the present. For more information on the history of Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust, see www.meetinghouse.info.
The Meetinghouse is accesible via (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)) routes 23, XH, and Chestnut Hill West lines. On-street metered parking is available in front of the Meetinghouse on Germantown Avenue (6121 Germantown Ave, 19144). Fee is $1/hour, payable in quarters. On-street parking is free of charge before 8am and after 6pm. Parking is also available on nearby cross streets Pastorius and Herman. Both are one-way streets going westbound. They can be accessed by looping the block via Tulpehocken and Walnut Lane, respectively. Parking is also available in the Settlement Music School, Germantown Branch parking lot, just across Germantown Avenue.
GMHT is a proud member of Historic Germantown, a partnership of 16 extraordinary houses, destinations, and musesums in Northwest Philadelphia that have joined together to protect, preserve, and share some of Philadelphia's prized historical assets. All 16 sites are open for tours the Second Saturday of each month from May - October. For more information, visit www.freedomsbackyard.com.
This event is made possible in part due to support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, congregations, and individual donors.