Bus Trip to Leamington Historical Sites


Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 8:00am to 7:15pm


Essex Kent Mennonite Historical Association, 31 Pickwick Drive, Leamington ON

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

Join us for a bus trip to historical sites in Essex County, Ontario. Mennonites first settled here in 1926, and developed a thriving community. In 2015 there is a widely diverse Mennonite community ranging from Low German Old Colony Mennonites to highly assimilated Mennonites that are part of Mennonite Church Canada or the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

We'll see a variety of Mennontite churches as we travel from the 401 down to Leamington. Lunch will be provided at the Essex Kent Mennonite Historical Association heritage centre, followed by a tour of the centre and museum. The annual meeting of the Mennonite Hitorical Society of Ontario will be held after lunch.

Before returning home we'll visit a Mennonite-owned greenhouse. 

Bus Trip Schedule

8:00 am—Bus departs from Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, 110 Doon Rd, Kitchener
11:00 am—Tour past ten Mennonite churches from Comber to Leamington
12:15 pm—Lunch at Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association centre
 1:00 pm—MHSO annual meeting
 1:45 pm—Tour of museum and heritage centre
 3:00 pm – Tour of Mennonite greenhouse on way to 401
 4:15 pm – Departure for Kitchener-Waterloo; we'll purchase supper at one of the plazas along the 401.
The cost for lunch and the tour is $40.00 (Students $30.00). 
For more information, to register for the lunch and bus tour, and/or to renew your membership contact Sam Steiner, MHSO secretary, at secretary@mhso.org.
Bus reservation is available until seats filled; deadline is May 31.