Each winter, as many as 3,000 Amish people from “up north” trade in their buggies for three-wheeled tricycles and join the small year-round Amish population in Pinecraft. Because of the spontaneous nature of Pinecraft’s growth, there are concerns about its safety, building permits, land use and ordinance codes. With the help of two Goshen College students and a recent graduate, these concerns are finally being addressed.
America’s enchantment with the Amish – in romance novels and on reality television – has left many wondering what Amish life is really like. A new book, co-written by Goshen College Professor of History Steve M. Nolt, looks to dispel myths and document Amish life across North America.
The exhibit “Inherited Quilts” will be on display in the Goshen College Good Library Gallery from April 10 to July 12. An opening reception will be held in the Good Library on Sunday, April 7 from 3-5 p.m.
Goshen College Professor of History Steve Nolt will present an Afternoon Sabbatical lecture on “The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World” on Tuesday, March 12 at 1 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.
Saloma Miller Furlong, author of “Why I Left the Amish,” just published by Michigan State University Press, will give a reading and presentation titled, “Two Lives in One: Inside and Outside the Amish.”
The Amish response to the murders of five schoolgirls in Nickel Mines, Pa., last Oct. 2 was even more surprising than the intrusion of evil into bucolic Lancaster County.
A Goshen College English professor and poet has taken the shock and horror of the Oct. 2 Amish school shootings and transformed it into an evocative, deeply affecting work of reflection.