Lehman's Hardare

Kidron, Thousands of products you thought they quit making years ago fill the shelves. You'll fall in love with our oil lamps, handmade pottery and copper cookie cutters; marvel at our wood-burning cook stoves and retro refrigerators; and reminisce with our wooden and tin toys, cast iron cookware, hand tools and water pumps. 888-438-5346 www.lehmans.com

When you step into our 1840's era barn, you'll feel like you've stepped back 100 years in time. At Lehman's, being old-fashioned is always in fashion. That's why our massive, 32,000-square-foot retail store contains four pre-Civil War buildings, including a Buggy Barn cinema, where you can relax on Amish-made hickory church pews while learning about organic gardening, oil lamp restoration or wood stove maintenance.

Jay Lehman founded the store in 1955 to serve the local Amish and others without electricity. His vision was to preserve the past for future generations. "I was concerned that some day the Amish would not be able to maintain their simple ways of life because these products would no longer be available," he said. His goal was, and still is, to provide authentic, historical products to those seeking a simpler life.

What started as a tiny hardware store employing Jay's father, brother and sister today has become the world's largest purveyor of historical technology. Lehman's ships old-fashioned, non-electric merchandise all over the world through our catalogs and website. Our diverse customer base includes missionaries and doctors working in developing countries; homesteaders and environmentalists living in remote areas; people with unreliable electricity living on islands and mountains; second home owners, hunters, fishers and cabin dwellers; the 'chronically nostalgic,' and even Hollywood set designers looking for historically accurate period pieces.

If you think it isn't made anymore, check with Lehman's before you give up. And next time you're in Ohio's Amish Country, stop by our store on the square in Kidron. We'd love to show you around.