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Amish heritage site auctioned Amish furniture to raise money

by Tom Grimes

During the Eighth Annual Nicholas Stolzfus House Benefit Auction, Amish furniture will be sold to raise money for the construction of a barn and heritage center.

According to the Reading Eagle, Jeff Stoltzfus, a descendant of the Amish family, wants to create a heritage center at the 1770 Nicholas Stoltzfus House in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. One element he plans to add to the center, however, seems utterly contradictory to his roots - an interactive computer kiosk.

"This is not about pushing the Amish into the modern era," Paul Kurtz, a member of the Nicholas Stoltzfus House Preservation Committee, told the news source. Instead, they believe that technology can help make Amish history more accessible.

The committee is within $35,000 of the $120,000 needed to build the additions, and all are hoping that the auction of Amish furniture, quilts, and other crafts will help them reach their goals.

Amish furniture is a stunning addition to any home, as it adds warmth and handcrafted beauty, and the timeless pieces mix well with a multitude of decors.ADNFCR-3308-ID-19793877-ADNFCR

1/23/2017 3:28:25 AM