Past Events

Annual Meeting: Signs of Change

Date: 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Online (registration required)

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

  Signs of Change: Telling the Brubacher House Story at 40 Years  

Expanding Our View of Cemeteries: Places of Tradition, Ritual, Stories & Community

Date: 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Wilmot Mennonite Church, 2995 Bleams Rd, New Hamburg

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION TO WILMOT MENNONITE CHURCH Join us to hear about two unique local projects exploring Mennonite funeral and burial traditions, and how cemeteries can be places of learning. Marion Roes Mennonite Funeral & Burial Traditions: Researching, Writing, Self-Publishing

Living History: Indigenous and Mennonite Stories of Encounter

Date: 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road N, Waterloo, ON

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

  How did you arrive here? What is your history on this land? Join the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario for a day of conversation about Mennonite settler stories and Indigenous histories.   Program 10:00 - OpeningWelcome and AnnouncmentsLand Acknowledgement - Mennonite Historical Society of OntarioIndigenous greetings - Led by Mim Harder

Mennonites in Revolutionary Russia

Date: 

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Great Hall, Conrad Grebel University College

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

  Mennonite Historical Society of OntarioAnnual Meeting Guest speaker: Aileen Friesen "Searching for an Identity: Mennonites in Revolutionary Russia" Dr. Aileen Friesen is a scholar of Russian history, with an emphasis on religion in the Russian empire. She is the inaugural recipient of the Fretz Fellowship at Conrad Grebel University College. Photo: Mennonite students in Leningrad

Celebrating a Century of Mennonite Sewing Circles in Ontario

Date: 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Community Room, 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener (Mennonite Central Committee Ontario, 2nd floor)

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

In 1917, Ontario Mennonite women were encouraged to "take hold" of addressing needs in their communities and supporting missionary efforts by forming sewing circles.

Yellow Bellies

Date: 

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Floradale Mennonite Church, 22 Florapine Road, Floradale, Ontario

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

Theatre of the Beat presents Yellow Bellies, an historical drama with live music, highlighting the experiences and public response to Mennonite conscientious objectors during the Second World War, written by Johnny Wideman and Rebecca Steiner. Performances: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Up the Nith: The Earliest Old Order Amish Settlement in Ontario

Date: 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Milverton Mennonite Fellowship, 6619 Perth Road 131, Milverton, Ontario

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

Join us for an afternoon of learning about the food, history, culture and enterprises of the Old Order Amish. The schedule includes an Amish meal, a talk and tours of Old Order Amish businesses.  

The Last Objectors

Date: 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Milton Good Library at Conrad Grebel University College

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

Join the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario for the premiere of a new 45 minute film on Mennonite conscientious objectors.

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