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The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center at Bluffton University

1 University Drive, Lower Level of Riley Court on Spring Street, Bluffton 419-358-3207 |

Open during the school season: Tuesday-Thursday: 9AM-5PM Friday: 9AM-12PM

Through all appropriate means, but especially through arts and literature, The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University promotes the study of peace and justice, cultural understanding and nonviolent responses to conflict with an emphasis on these themes for children.  Provides resources for students, teachers, parents, campus and community, programming for children and audiences of all ages. Welcomes visitors to browse the library collection and enjoy the art work, children's literature, original illustrations from picture books, sculptures, The Honda Outdoor Peace Sculpture Garden, International Peace Pole and Peace Thrones.

Musselman Library at Bluffton University

1 University Drive, Bluffton


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Musselman Library is home to rich historical collections important to the Bluffton experience and supporting intellectual discovery of the students, faculty, and staff – and of scholars from around the world. These collections are the treasures of the institution… tracing our heritage back to beginnings of Anabaptism. The Archives & Special Collections floor is located on the first floor of the 1965 addition to Musselman Library and houses all archival and special collections owned by Musselman Library, including: Mennonite Historical Collections-Founded in 1935 by the late Dr. C. Henry Smith as the Mennonite Historical Library, the Mennonite Historical Collections reflect the Mennonite affiliation of Bluffton University and the Swiss tradition of many constituents. The Mennonite Historical Collections include a number of editions of key Anabaptist-Mennonite texts, periodicals with research and news for and about Mennonite and related groups, resources for genealogy research, secondary sources on Mennonite history and life, and historic materials from the village of Bluffton and of surrounding communities. Materials in the main library collection on the topics of peace and general Anabaptist and Mennonite history support research in these areas. MHC materials are available for use by appointment.


Swiss Homestead

Bixel Road, P.O. Box 5, Bluffton



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The general purpose of the Swiss Community Historical Society is to investigate and study the history of the Bluffton-Pandora community; to provide for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge and information about the community; to provide for the collection and preservation or display of papers, books, records, relics, and other things of historic interest; to acquire, hold, own, operate and manage property necessary or advisable for these purposes and to provide for the marking and preservation of historical sites and buildings. The Homestead is owned by the Swiss Community Historical Society. It is a typical Swiss settlement house built in 1843. The barn has an inscription stone reading 1854 set into the limestone wall on the east side, making it one of the earliest large barns in the area.

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