From time to time the Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan (MHSS) wants to announce our own special events, milestones, or profiles. These will be published here, for all to read. Sometimes we post the releases of other Mennonite organizations with special announcements of interest to our membership.
The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC) held its annual meeting on November 15, 2018, at the Mennonite Heritage Archives in Winnipeg. There was strong affirmation at the annual meeting for another volume in the Mennonites in Canada series written by Frank H. Epp and Ted D. Regehr, which will focus on the diversity of Mennonites in Canada since 1970. . . . . .MORE .
Two M.B. Archival Grants
Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission announces the award of two archival grants: the 2017 infrastructure grant and the 2018 summer internship.
1. Mama Makeka House of Hope was awarded a $2,000 archival infrastructure grant in December 2017 to outfit the newly-constructed library/archives room at the Mazala Center for Professional Resourcing in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The money is earmarked for a scanner, computer, printer, video recorder, hard drive, and archival storage boxes and supplies.
The Mazala Center is a resource hub, promoting education, peacebuilding, health care, and research, particularly in the Congo, the Great Lake Region of Africa. The infrastructure grant will provide the tools needed to preserve, describe, and make accessible the historical records relating to the development of Congolese Mennonite churches.
2. Emma Sorensen is the summer archival intern for 2018. The selection committee chose Emma from several strong candidates from various universities and colleges in the US and Canada.
As a summer intern, Emma will spend a total of five weeks visiting each of the MB archival centers in North America (Fresno, Hillsboro, Winnipeg, and Abbotsford) during the months of May and June 2018. In addition to discovering the unique character of each of these Mennonite archives, she will explore the stories and images housed in them.
Katie Funk Wiebe Research Grant - Rachel Twigg Boyce - June 23, 2015
The Katie Funk Wiebe Research Grant was given to Rachel Twigg Boyce, pastor of House Blend Ministries in Winnipeg, by the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission. This presentation was made at the annual general meeting of the denomination, which was held in Fresno, California June 12-13, 2015.
MHSS Launches Archives Fund-raiser - October 24, 2012
These heady days of planning and moving and researching the additional items that are needed, have brought the Board to launching a fund-raiser. Since the many society members and others who will get to use these resources will benefit in an enormous way for many decades to come, it is only right to give everyone opportunity to participate and take part in the joint pride of ownership in this Archive facility.
[Note: this campaign was in 2012. If you wish to support MHSS, you might contact one of the Board members, such as John Reddekopp, the President, or Jake Buhler, the Secretary, to see if there are any of these projects that have not found a sponsor even yet.]
Mennonite Brethren Herald goes digital - January 29, 2013
The Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies (CMBS) recently released a searchable, digital collection of fifty-one years of their award-winning news magazine, the Mennonite Brethren Herald goes digital.