The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario is a group of volunteers who work together to encourage and support projects that interpret Mennonite heritage to Mennonites and non-Mennonites. Projects include:
Publications: Publication of a twice-yearly newsletter called Ontario Mennonite History. Between 1983 and 1992 it was called Mennogesprach. This newsletter includes all types of historical articles and book reviews as well as news about what is happening with the historical society. The periodical is received by all members of the society.
Public Meetings: Meetings in the spring and the fall involve speakers and sometimes bus tours about a variety of historical topics.
Historic Sites: The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario supports three historic sites. Brubacher House is a restored 1850 Mennonite farmhouse on the University of Waterloo campus. The Detweiler Meetinghouse is a restored 1855 stone Mennonite meetinghouse near Roseville. The Altona Mennonite Meetinghouse near Stouffville was erected in 1852.
Books and resources: Through the J. Winfield Fretz Special Projects Fund, the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario supports publication and other projects that provide information about Ontario Mennonite heritage.