The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC) held its annual meeting Nov. 15, 2018, at the Mennonite Heritage Archives in Winnipeg. Founded in 1968, MHSC celebrated its 50th anniversary with…
Mennonite Historical Society
Holding their annual general meeting at the new Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, B.C., gave the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC) the opportunity to see this new facility…
The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada held its annual general meeting Jan. 16–17, 2015, at the recently expanded Conrad Grebel University College Library and Archives in Waterloo, Ont. Society members from across Canada had the privilege of experiencing the variety in the Ontario Mennonite story as expressed both in the facility itself, and in a tour that gave members a glimpse into the local Old Order community.
The Province of Quebec’s proposed charter of values is generating charged debate about the place of religion in a secular society. If the charter is adopted, it will prohibit Quebec’s public sector employees from wearing conspicuously visible religious clothing, headgear and symbols.
At the annual Mennonite Historical Society of Canada meetings held at Winnipeg’s Mennonite Heritage Centre on the Canadian Mennonite University campus Jan. 17–18, 2014, celebration and the usual strong sense of collegiality provided a fertile environment for considering further ways of highlighting our history as Canadian Mennonites.
Winnipeg’s Bill Schroeder received the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC) award of excellence at the annual meetings held in Winnipeg, Jan. 18–19. Well-known for his historical maps, publications, volunteer work, and decades of leadership on tours to Russia, Schroeder co-authored The Mennonite Historical Atlas with Helmut Huebert. The atlas has sold over 7,000 copies and is a mainstay in most Russian Mennonite research libraries.
The sound of gospel songs filled King Road MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C., June 14, for an evening of singing and learning about the songs popular in our churches in the last century. The event was sponsored by the Mennonite Historical Society of B.C.
Music lovers and musicians from across North America and the world will converge at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ont., June 4–8 for Sound in the Lands 09. The festival, organized by Carol Ann Weaver, associate professor of music at the college, celebrates and explores Mennonite-related music and will include performances, workshops, and academic presentations.