The Amish value their Amish culture & community spirit. Part of that is rooted in the fact that the church districts are laid out geographically. This is different from an English community where your neighbors all around you may attend several diffe
Published: 02/28/2013 by Bruce Stambaugh in Amish 101
Buggies are the iconic symbol of the Amish culture.
Published: 06/20/2017 by Bruce Stambaugh in Amish 101
Amish church and community circles intersect and overlap in many ways. When discussing Amish communities, you may hear the three terms district, settlement, and affiliation. These terms refer to three distinct ways in which Amish society is ordered.
Published: 09/01/2014 by Bruce Stambaugh in Amish 101
The most common sight in an Amish community is the horse and buggy. It marks distinctively the separation of the Amish community from the rest of the world who uses the automobile for every day transportation.
The buggy varies with the group and refl
Published: 02/02/2016 by Amish 101 in Amish 101
Laundry day takes up a big chunk of the day.
Published: 01/26/2016 by Amish 101 in Amish 101
Among the Amish, Rumspringa simply refers to adolescence.
Published: 02/15/2016 by Amish 101 in Amish 101
Amish women are esteemed in Amish society for the contribution they make to home and community.
Published: 11/21/2014 by Bruce Stambaugh in Amish 101
The Amish enjoy celebrating the holidays just as much as anyone else.
Published: 09/10/2013 by Amish 101 in Amish 101
Ohio’s Amish Country has quickly become well-known for its beautiful, heirloom-quality hardwood furniture in addition to its rolling hills and farmlands.
Published: 03/09/2016 by Amish 101 in Amish 101
How do the Amish light their homes. Without a public power connection, it’s not as easy as flicking a switch.