Back by popular demand! TourMagination is hosting Round 2 of the virtual museum and archive tour. Tuesday evenings, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, from November 3rd to December 1, 2020 archivists and executive directors from Anabaptist and Mennonite museums, archives, and heritage centres in the USA and Canada will show unique artifacts, photos, and documents as they share part of the Anabaptist story. Each 20-minute presentation is followed by Q & A. Post your questions in the chat and the presenter will answer them.
REGISTER ON ZOOM ONCE, and select the presentations you want to attend.
Five more presentations will take place January 5 to February 2, 2021.
WATCH A SHORT TRAILER FOR WEEK 5
WEEK 5: Tuesday, December 1, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, Mennonites at War: Highlights from the MHV Collection. Andrea Klassen, Senior Curator, Mennonite Heritage Village (Steinbach, MB). Mennonites have a long-standing history of meeting violence with non-resistance. However, this traditional response to violence and war has been tested, and even discarded, at numerous points over their five-hundred-year history. Join Senior Curator Andrea Klassen for a preview of Mennonite Heritage Village’s 2021 exhibit Mennonites at War, highlighting artifacts from the museum’s collection. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR
Tuesday, January 5, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, The Cookie War: A Sweet and True Tale from the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Laureen Harder Gissing, Archivist, Mennonite Heritage Archives (Waterloo, ON).
Tuesday, January 12, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, The Odyssey of an Organ, Immigrant Furniture and Travelling Exhibits. Andi Schmidt Andres, Director, Kauffman Museum (North Newton, KS).
Tuesday, January 19, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, Perseverance & Joy: Early Anabaptist Treasures. Joe Springer, Curator, Mennonite Historical Library (Goshen, IN).
Tuesday, January 26, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, Exploring Questions from the Mennonite Past. John D. Thiessen, Archivist, Mennonite Library & Archives at Bethel College (North Newton, KS).
Tuesday, February 2, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, Secrets from the Ukrainian KBG Archives. Dr. Aileen Friesen, Historian, Center for the Transnational Mennonite Studies (Winnipeg, MB).
PAST VIRTUAL TOURS
WEEK 1: Keeping Our Collective Memory Alive: Why Archiving Matters. Conrad Stoesz, Archivist, Mennonite Heritage Archives (Winnipeg, MB).
Conrad’s Presentation video:
Q & A with Conrad:
WEEK 2: From Zurich to Addis Ababa: How Anabaptism Became a Global Movement. John Roth, Director, The Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (Goshen, IN).
WEEK 3: From Detroit to Ukraine: The Story of the MCC and Fordson Tractor. Richard Thiessen, Executive Director, Mennonite Heritage Museum (Abbotsford, BC).
WEEK 4: Mennonite Relief Pioneers: Stories from the MC USA Archives. Jason Kauffman, Director of Archives and Records Management, Mennonite Church USA.
For an in-depth exploration of Anabaptist heritage, consider one of TourMagination’s heritage tours in Europe, Poland, Ukraine, or Romania. View upcoming Anabaptist heritage tours in 2021 and 2022 guided by expert tour leaders.
Where can you travel safely now? During the time of travel restrictions, we are offering local heritage tours that you can enjoy with family and friends while practicing safe distancing and following local safety guidelines. We have already planned tours to Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kansas, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia (coming soon).
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