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South Bunker Hill School, Berlin, OH

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South Bunker Hill School, Berlin, OH

The Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center is located in Holmes County at 5798 County Road 77, Berlin, OH 44610.  The hours are Monday-Saturday at 9:00 am-5:00 pm.  The phone is (330) 893-3192.  The mission is “To accurately inform visitors about the faith, culture and lifestyle of the Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite peoples.”  There are three main units.  The Behalt, meaning “to keep” or “to remember,” is a 10 ft. tall by 265 ft. long cyclorama, or mural-in-the-round, which illustrates the heritage of the Amish and Mennonite people from their Anabaptist beginnings in Zürich, Switzerland in 1525 to the present day.  The Pennsylvania-style Pioneer Barn houses a restored Conestoga Wagon, which brought early pioneer settlers to Holmes County and also helped others ready to move on west to new territories, and related artifacts.  And at the South Bunker Hill School, which was not really an Amish School but a now closed one-room public school from nearby that was moved to the Heritage Center, visitors learn how Amish schools developed out of the closing of public one-room schools.

http://behalt.com/

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