Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society

Mennonite Publishing House

The Mennonite Publishing House roots started in 1907 by the generosity of Jacob S. Loucks.  Jacob was known to have established many business's in Scottdale, some partnered with his brother Peter S. and laying out the lots for Scottdale with Peter and their sister Catherine.  One of Jacob's business interests was the start of the Gospel Witness Company. The original store opened Christmas Day of 1907 and as the printing and publications grew, so did the handful of workers grew to over 200 employees in the heyday of the Mennonite Publishing House.  Jacob's son Aaron is known as the founder of the Mennonite Publishing House.

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We are seeking volunteers to help with:

  • Exterior painting and maintenance
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  • Interior housekeeping
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