When we’re young, we’re often identified in relation to our parents (“so-and-so’s kid”). At some point, our parents become known by us (“so-and-so’s mom/dad”). Throughout our life, we take on…
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…
“I wanted to convey the trust and peace my grandparents had despite the storm that was around them,” says artist Krista Reimer. This painting depicts her great-grandparents on their homestead in Brokenhead, Man., after fleeing turmoil and violence in Ukraine (South Russia).
A website showcasing 80,000 photographs of Mennonite life was shortlisted for the Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID) is a partnership of…
The long-awaited volume 4 subject and author index to the internationally read Mennonitische Rundschau has been completed thanks to Bert Friesen, with financial support from the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation. The 1,394-page index provides simplified access to the German-language paper in the years 1910–1919. Friesen indexed the periodical with a fine-toothed comb so that researchers could find the proverbial “needle in a hay stack.”
With ground officially broken Sept. 4, 2014, Mennonites in the Fraser Valley will soon have a permanent place to tell their story. Construction has begun on a Mennonite Heritage Museum and Agricultural Education Centre on the south end of Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford, B.C., just off Highway 1.
Author: Sarah Klassen
Mia Wittenberg begins her final year in her Winnipeg high school with youthful enthusiasm and hope for the future, but as she observes her family and friends’ struggles with priorities, morals, addictions, and failing hopes, her enthusiasm wanes.