In 2014, East Petersburg, Pennsylvania photographer Dennis L. Hughes donated his collection of over 18,000 images of Amish life and culture to the College’s Hess Archives. The collection features images of Amish communities throughout the United States with a special emphasis on the Amish of Lancaster County. This exhibition will showcase a selection of recently digitized materials from the Hughes collection and an oral history interview with Hughes.

Curated by Emily Erdlen ’23 and Archivist Rachel Grove Rohrbaugh, the exhibition is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Amish Life in Focus: The Dennis L. Hughes Photographs of the Amish