About Us
Contact Us
Online History Resources
Books For Sale

Juniata Mennonite Historical Society     42nd annual meeting  

 July 12-14, 2019

in conjunction with Lost Creek Mennonite Church

200 Years of God’s Faithfulness

2682 Long Rd., Mifflintown, PA 17059


Friday evening, July 12, 2019   7-9 p.m.

An informal time looking back at the founding of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church with a 200 year birthday celebration.


Saturday, July 13, 2019    9 a.m.

42nd annual meeting of the Juniata Mennonite Historical Society

Celebrating 200 years of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church

The Early Mennonite Settlement at Lost Creek – Henry Benner, Smoketown, PA

Profiles of Early Ministers – TBA

100 Years of the Sewing Circle (1919-2019) –Virginia Saner , Mifflin, PA

Lunch will be served.

1 p.m. Bus tour of Lost Creek Valley


Sunday, July 14, 2019    9 a.m.

How History Can Prove a Blessing - Henry Benner, Smoketown, PA

Sermon – 10 a.m.   Looking to the Future    Bishop Paul Nisly, Grantham, PA

Fellowship meal and short afternoon program

Watch for details

100th Graybill reunion- 2019!

18th Annual Hymn Sing

Open to the public

Brick Mennonite Church

Sunday, September 15, 2019    2 pm

37322 Rt. 35 North, Richfield, PA 17086

A capella singing from the 1902 Church & Sunday School Hymnal

Also some German singing

Come and bring a friend!

Live recording Of Brick Church Hymn Sing

September 16, 2018

Dial 712-432-8776

Enter conference ID pin- 426227#;

 then choose the following:


or 916181#


Press 1 to stop the recording,

press 1 again to restart the recording.

Press 4 to back up the recording,

Press 6 to advance the recording

Listen to a live recording of

Juniata Mennonite Historical Society Annual Meeting

July 14, 2018    Held at Vicksburg, PA

Dial- 712-432-8788

Enter the conference ID 9088#,

then choose from the following:

71418# -


Looking at the Past to Guide the Present; Luke Weaver- Lewisburg, PA

 Early Amish History of the Buffalo Valley - Elam Fisher, Loganton, PA



Early Memories of the Groffdale Conference in the Buffalo Valley - Harry Oberholtzer, Mifflinburg, PA



Canals and Canal Life in the Susquehanna River Basin region - Steve Runkle, Mechanicsburg, PA

Press 1 to stop the recording,

Press 1 again to restart the recording

Press 4 to back up the recording,

Press 6 to advance the recording

Passing of our director, Daniel Charlton

Daniel Wayne Charlton, 65, of McAlisterville passed into eternal rest with Jesus at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville on January 8, 2018.
He was born on August 20, 1952, in Carlisle, a son of the late Fred and Cora (Weber) Charlton. His wife of 42 years, Mary Alice (Graybill) Charlton, whom he married on March 15, 1975, survives him.
Also surviving are 5 sons and 6 daughters, Doris Hoover and her husband Jay, of Richfield, D. Wayne Charlton and his wife Rachael (Widrick), of Richfield, Mark Charlton of Richfield, Dorothy Widrick and her husband Emmanuel, of Copenhagen, NY, Marlin Charlton and his wife Sharon (Kauffman) of McAlisterville, Janet Burkholder and her husband Dennis of Lowville, NY, Marilyn Charlton of Soxworth, MS, Karen Charlton of Kenton, OH, Jay Charlton and his wife Aremina (Yoder), of Mifflintown, John Charlton of McAlisterville, Mary Zeiset and her husband Justin of Liberty, MS; 3 sisters, Esther Charlton of Hagerstown, MD, Miriam Martin and her husband John David of Greencastle, Lois Charlton of Hagerstown, MD and 19 grandchildren.
Mr. Charlton was a member of the Goodwill Mennonite Church, Thompsontown. He also served as director of the Juniata Mennonite Historical Society.
A funeral was held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from the Millerstown Mennonite Church, 731 Raccoon Valley Road, Millerstown, PA with the Goodwill Mennonite Ministry officiating. Interment followed in the Goodwill Mennonite Cemetery, Thompsontown.

  BlogSpot! www.juniatamennonitehistorical.blogspot.com

The blog is intended to be a small window into our collection. You will be able to view photos that come to us with a corresponding article, an artifact with its history, and more. The articles and photos are in addition to the features in our quarterly newsletter, Echoes.

Opening Lending Library- January 3, 2017

A portion of the library has been prepared for circulation. More titles will be added throughout the year.

Some of the books in the library will be available to lend for a two-week time period, renewable for one subsequent two-week period. There is a penalty of $1 week for each overdue book.

Borrowers must be members of the Juniata Mennonite Historical Society.

There will be no charge to borrow books.

Borrowers who wish to renew the loan must notify the library; otherwise, books are considered overdue until the return of the book. We do not have a "book drop box" outside the facility. Please return books during hours of operation: Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Users are responsible for damage or loss of books, and the replacement value.

The library reserves the right to restrict select books for circulation. We do not participate in an interlibrary loan nor do we mail volumes on a loan basis.