The museum houses an impressive collection of area memorabilia and displays of Amish, German and Swiss heritage. Focusing specifically on the history and settlement of Holmes County and Walnut Creek Township. It gives a snapshot of life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Visitors are greeted by knowledgeable volunteers at our entry desk, where a portrait of Jonas Stutzman is featured. Jonas is considered to be the "Father of Amish Country". Along with Stutzman artifacts, you'll see "rooms" that tell the story of every day life in bygone times.
What you will see:
- A replica one-room cabin with a field stone fireplace.
- Kitchen/Bedroom/Parlor Display
- Children's Room/School Room
- Vehicles, including a Surrey, three-wheeled boardwalk cart and bicycles
- Showcases of tools, glassware, newspaper articles, advertisements, photographs, family memorabilia, church and school papers and programs.
When you come to Walnut Creek, we will welcome your visit to our unique museum. Located in the lower level of the Walnut Creek Library Community building. Open May to October on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. Donations accepted. Groups are welcome by appointment.
2019 Special Display: Local collector, Ed Erb, is sharing his vintage Coleman product collection including stoves, lanterns, lamps and signage. The display will be available until the museum closes for the season October 26, 2019.