We began in 1997. A small group of concerned Nicholas descendants decided they did not want to see the house demolished.
Soon, the number of descendants & non-descendants of Nicholas began to grow and the house was restored in 2003. We began receiving requests for family reunions and other groups to use our property. We determined that we needed to add a caretaker’s suite, public restrooms and a climate-controlled area for Stoltzfus family artifacts. Fundraising efforts were begun to raise funds for the barn.
The barn exterior was constructed in 2011 and we are working to complete the inside.
We are seeking monetary, material or labor donations to complete the interior.
See the page “The Barn” for more information.
We are now a group who wish to use this property to tell the Stoltzfus story.
Much interior work remains to be done on the barn.
Select this link to view the remaining work.
Please donate or let us know how you can help.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:30PM – An Amish Sing
Please join us for an Amish sing on Tuesday, June 30th at 6:30PM at the Nicholas Stotlzfus House. Singing will include German hymns and songs; English hymns and songs and yodeling. The Stoltzfus Story DVD will be presented by Paul Jurtz. There will be a picnic on the lawn at 5:30PM. The event will be held indoors or outdoors weather permitting.
Saturday, October 3, 2015 10AM-5PM - Music and Food
Please join us for the 3rd annual music festival.
More details will be provide as they become available.
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9AM–4PM - Four Centuries Tour
The Stoltzfus House is a stop on the Four Centuries Tour. Volunteers are needed to guide visitors as well as to tell the Stoltzfus story. For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Berks County Historical Society at 1-610-375-4375.
Download the Winter 2015 Newletter
We Are Grateful
In 2006 members of the Preservation Committee met with Michael Leader, President and CEO of Country Meadows. He assured the Committee he supports future development based on the Committees's goals. Preservation is assured through an agreement with Country Meadows.
The goals include completing a barn with an apartment for caretakers to replace the house trailer, public restrooms, a heritage room, and a utility room. Inquiries can be made by calling 717-808-7785.
Nicholas Stoltzfus House drawing by Roger Cooke
Used by Permission. All rights reserved.
Thanks to the Pequea Amish Bruderschaft, the Nicholas Stoltzfus
House Preservation Committee, Country Meadows Retirement Communities, the Tri-County Heritage Society,
the Amish Community, and all those who continue to support the restoration of the Nicholas Stoltzfus House.
And thanks to Janice Egeland who is responsible for the book 'Descendants of Christian Fisher and Other
Amish-Mennonite Pioneer Families'.