Past Events

In Search of Family in the Soviet Union: Two Memoirs of Discovery

Date: 

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, 15 George Street, Waterloo, Ontario

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario2014 Spring MeetingSaturday, June 14, 2014 Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church15 George Street, Waterloo Theme: “In search of family in the Soviet Union:two memoirs of discovery”  

The Role of Shoebox Historians

Date: 

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Rouge Valley Mennonite Church, 7452 Reesor Rd, Markham, Ontario

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

George Reesor of Markham, Ontario, has been interested in history since a youth. Growing up on the Bishop Christian Reesor farm, he has discovered many historical artefacts coming from his own family, and letters to his great-grandfather, Bishop Christian Reesor, and grandfather, Minister Thomas Reesor (founder of Reesor, Ontario).

Roots and Routes: Anabaptist/Black Interaction in 19th Century Canada

Date: 

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

New Covenant Mennonite Church, Glen Allan, Ontario

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

On June 15, 2013 MHSO held its annual spring meeting at the New Covenant Mennonite Fellowship in Glen Allan, Ont. After the annual meeting, Dr.

Discovering and Telling Family Stories with Mary-Eileen McClear

Date: 

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Wellesley Mennonite Church

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

Mary-Eileen McClear spoke to the historical society about "Discovering and Telling Family Stories." She told a fact-based fictionalized account about the Jacob Bechtel family who lived near Blair in 1812. While father Jacob was away, the family tried to avoid losing their oxen to the military in 1813.

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