The Amish are averse to any technology which they feel weakens the family structure. The conveniences that the rest of us take for granted such as electricity, television, automobiles, telephones and tractors are considered to be a temptation that could cause vanity, create inequality, or lead the Amish away from their close-knit community and, as such, are not encouraged or accepted in most orders. Most Amish cultivate their fields with horse-drawn machinery, live in houses without electricity, and get around in horse-drawn buggies.


It is common for Amish communities to allow the use of telephones, but they do not allow ...
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By: Nancy Lembke

There are certain things that say “It’s Fall again~!”.  Corn shocks, now ready to harvest, standing like giant, silent soldiers in fields; bright orange pumpkins peeking out from under the large green leaves that protected them through the summer heat; fuzzy caterpillars on their trek to find the perfect place to make their winter cocoon; peculiar-looking Praying Mantis waiting motionless until an unsuspecting cricket gets close enough to become a meal.  Sugar Maple trees explode into brilliant colors of orange, gold, crimson red, mint green before shedding their leaves during the forthcoming rains & wind.  The ...
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“Night of the Living Past”

SAT. OCT. 25—7:00-11:00pm

Halloween at the Mansion takes on a new theme this year.  Our paranormal and Halloween committee has come up with an awesome evening rich in historical fact with live re-enactors of key persons that lived or had something to do with the Victorian House.  Also a mini

paranormal ghost walk will be lead by members of our paranormal committee. As you walk thru a living history event, the resident “real” ghosts may make their presence known as our paranormal members will show you with various equipment how to record ...
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