Reports on Recent Events:
2016 - Annual General Meeting - March 5, 2016
Remembrance Day - Peace Perspective
Saturday, November 11, at 2 pm, we will meet in the Fellowship Centre at Bethany Manor. All are invited to join us.
Walter Klaassen, retired Professor, will speak on: "You Cannot Serve God and War: Benediction & Sacrilege"
We will also see two short videos: one, a Testimony by one of our own Conscientious Objectors,
and one from Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Furthermore, the Financial Reports for 2016, which were not available at the Annual Meeting in March, are now available and will be publically presented at this Peace Event.
You may access them via this link now: Financial Report MHSS 2016.pdf
You may download, print and distribute a Poster to help promote this event: 2017-Peace-Perspective-POSTER.pdf
We thank you for this kindness if you should choose to do this!
An Invitation from the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta (MHSA)
An Invitation from the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta (MHSA) at their special event November 25, in Lethbridge.
Tapestry of Uprooted Cultures -
Japanese and Mennonites of Southern Alberta
Saturday, November 25, at 1 pm in Lethbridge, AB. at the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association Centre, 421 - 6th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB. Admission by donation.
Guest speakers will be authors, Joy Kogawa and Rudy Wiebe. If this interests you, you are welcome to go to Lethbridge to attend.
The MHSA has sent us a poster with the details: Tapestry of Uprooted Cultures - Japanese and Mennonites of Southern Alberta
Project Grants Available
The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces FIVE research and writing grants for 2017 - 2018. Click on the highlighted URLs below for details.
a.. Grants of up to $2,000 to support ARCHIVES DEVELOPMENT of Mennonite archives around the world - one specifically for non-U.S.-Canadian archives and another for US-Canadian archives. The application deadline is November 20, 2017.
a.. Stipends of $50 to $100 for approved GAMEO ARTICLES - biographies, congregational histories, institutional histories.
a.. PROJECT GRANTS of up to $2,500 in support of a historical and/or theological project of interest to Mennonite Brethren around the world. The application deadline is April 16, 2018.
a.. One SUMMER ARCHIVAL INTERNSHIP, designed to give a college or graduate/seminary student practical archival experience at each of the four Mennonite Brethren archival institutions in North America. Spanning five weeks during May and June 2018 (exact dates to be determined), the intern will spend a week at each of the MB archives (Winnipeg, Hillsboro, Fresno, and Abbotsford). Airfare and accommodations are included along with a $2,000 stipend. The application deadline is February 5, 2018.
2017 intern, Jordan Duerrstein, Wycliffe College, Toronto.
2016 intern, Andrew Brown, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg
2015 intern, Liz Wittrig, Goshen College
2014 intern, Yoshio Fuji, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
2013 intern, Amanda Bartel, Bluffton College
a.. RESEARCH GRANTS of up to $2,000 in support of research and publication relating to the history and contribution of Mennonite Brethren women. The grant is made possible by generous support from the Katie Funk Wiebe Fund. The application deadline is April 16, 2018.
Criteria and application details - as well as news releases about past recipients - for these five funded initiatives are also available at www.mbhistory.org.
Consider submitting an application yourself and/or passing on the information to an interested student or colleague.
And if you would like to print a special poster to post on your office door or bulletin board announcing the Summer Archival Internship for 2018, please download the
full-color 8.5 by 11 inch 3MB PDF.
2016 Annual General Meeting - March 5, 2016
Stories of Peace 4 Storytellers shared Pacifist experiences - November 15, 2015.
John-J-Friesen-Presentations.pdf - given at Annual General Meeting, March 2015
2015 Annual General Meeting & Mennonite Migrations - March 6, 7, 2015
Walter Klaassen's Translated Book Launch - March 9, 2014
2014 Annual General Meeting - GAMEO, - Archives - March 1, 2014
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (History) - February 28, 2014
Book Promotion: It Happened in Moscow - November 8, 2013
Peace Stories - November 9, 2013 (at Mount Royal Mennonite Church)
By Whatever Name Book Signing September 8, 2013.
Successful Book Launch - "The Fehrs" (June 9, 2013)
2013 Annual General Meeting Report - a full long page with lots of photos.