7 Shipshewana Holiday Events That Will Dazzle You!

by Laurie Sherck For me, the holidays in Shipshewana is the most wonderful time of the year.    This year is no exception. Please let me share with you 7 Shipshewana holiday events that absolutely dazzle me and are bound to dazzle you too.  1. Shipshewana Light Parade and Lighting Ceremony One of my favorite events […]

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The ABCs of Amish Schools

By Marcia Eichhorn Prior to moving to Shipshewana to build my home and operate Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast, I taught 4th & 5th grade students for 30 years in Elgin, IL, so it’s not a hard stretch to understand why I have found Amish Schools and Amish education so fascinating. Education of Amish […]

Part 4 of 12 Amazing Things To Do in Shipshewana

by Laurie Sherck I’ve known Shipshewana all my life and it is shear pleasure for me to share with you what I find so special and amazing about this little town.  For me to narrow my focus to just 12 Amazing Things To Do In Shipshewana seems so confining. The truth be told, there are […]

Shipshewana-A Caring Community

by Marcia Eichhorn My guests at Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast are often interested in our small community and I’m always quick to share how caring and supportive the Amish and Shipshewana community are.   I like to share how I’ve watched my neighbors and community pull together whenever there is a crisis or need. […]

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Part 3 of 12 Amazing Things To Do in Shipshewana

Part 3 of a 4 part series by Laurie Sherck I can’t talk about Amazing Things to Do in Shipshewana without telling you about the amazing shopping in Shipshewana!  With the ability to be able to buy things online and have them shipped directly to your doorstep, there needs to be a good reason for […]

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My Amish Friends

By Marcia Eichhorn Many of my guests at Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast are interested in the Amish lifestyle and I do my best to share with them, and now with you, what I’ve learned from living 11 years in Shipshewana Amish Country.   I find the Amish lifestyle very interesting and inspiring.  I think […]

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Part 2 of 12 Amazing Things to Do in Shipshewana

[Part 2 in a series of 4] by Laurie Sherck People who have watched the recently released video of Shipshewana have been telling me, “I didn’t realize there were so many things to do here.”    It’s always exciting for me to help people discover that a visit isn’t just a bucket list of “things to […]

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Wedding Bells in Amish Country

By Marcia Eichhorn When I tell my guests at Bright Morning Star Bed and Breakfast about an Amish wedding, they are amazed by the number of people invited.   Unlike us “Englishers”, Amish families don’t share that the young folks are getting married until 6-8 weeks before the wedding, when it is first “published” (announced) in […]

Shipshewana Video- 12 Amazing Things to Do in Shipshewana

12 Amazing Things to Do in Shipshewana

[Part 1 in a series of 4] By Laurie Sherck People are always asking for ideas for things to do in Shipshewana.  Having grown up in this community, I’m all too happy to offer suggestions.   My love for Shipshewana goes wayyyyyyy back, and my heartstrings are tied to such memorable experiences that it is extremely […]

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Quilters’ Delight

by Marcia Eichhorn The Shipshewana Quilt Festival is held in June every year.  It’s not uncommon to have enthusiastic quilt groups stay with me at Bright Morning Star Bed & Breakfast during the week of the festival.  I’ve enjoyed hosting Quilters from all over the world at my bed and breakfast and have often been […]