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The Amish believe strongly in education, but only provide formal education through the eighth grade. They are exempt from state compulsory attendance beyond the eighth grade based on religious principles. Schooling concentrates on the basic reading, writing and math skills, along with vocational training and socialization in Amish history and values.


Many Amish communities provide parochial schools for their children. A local farmer or other landowner will donate land for a school house and the community will assist in building it. Most of the schools are governed by a local school board made up of parents of the children in ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





Fall is a great time, perhaps the best time, to visit Ohio’s Amish country. There is a lot to see even before the leaves begin to change.

Though less than 10 percent of the Amish actually farm today, harvest time is still a highlight of the rural culture. Whether picking the season’s last produce, baling the year’s ...
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Amish blogs?

Presenting bloggers from area businesses to keep you informed regarding events and more at their businesses and throughout Amish Country.





Ken McEntee

Imagine that it’s a pleasant spring day in the 1830s. But your Ohio Canal journey from Portsmouth, on the Ohio River, to Cleveland, on Lake Erie, has been interrupted by damage to your canal boat.

You are mudlarked in Roscoe Village.

So how will you pass the time until your boat is repaired? Fortunately, said Debbie McDonald, marketing manger for Historic Roscoe Village, there are plenty of activities to keep you and your family occupied—even on Sundays, when many businesses in Amish Country are closed.

“Because all of our attractions and activities are open on Sundays, Roscoe Village is a natural extension of ...
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