Nearby Germantown, PA, is home of the first permanent Mennonite settlement in the United States. Although not the first to settle in Pennsylvania, they were among the earliest. Pennsylvania history is deeply connected to the Mennonites and Amish. This area remains tied to the Anabaptist beliefs and way of life and those wishing to learn more about PA history will find intriguing resources at Masthof Press and Bookstore.
Pennsylvania history books provides a wonderful resource for learning more about the local area and its rich heritage.
A People on the Way, Seventy-Five Years: History of the New Holland Mennonite Church, 1922-1997
Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Inventor Joe: The Life and Work of Mennonite Joseph Shirk (1820-1902) in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Landisville Mennonite Cemetery: Gravestones, Transcriptions, and Parentages
Pathways to Renewal: A Narrative History of Neffsville Mennonite Church, 1952-2002
The Path of Faith: A 300-Year Heritage; The Shenk Family, New Danville, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania