Insights into the Amish Culture
While the Amish are perhaps best known for their buggies, quilts, barn-raisings and peculiar dress, these are all expressions of their rich interconnected community and their commitment to nurture and protect it. Large families living in close proximity to each other, as well their commitment to independence from outside sources has created a clearly defined culture and way of life that many find difficult to understand.
Amish parents generally choose to work at home whenever possible and the relatively large families are trained to work alongside each other from a young age. In this environment, skills and values are transferred from generation to generation.
When the Amish way of life does come into contact with others outside the community, there is opportunity for learning and enriching one's own experience. We invite you to sample a portion of Amish life and trust your experience will be a rewarding one.