Tuesday evenings in May & June, archivists and executive directors from Anabaptist and Mennonite museums, archives, and heritage centres across North America showed unique artifacts, photos and documents as they shared part of the Anabaptist story. Watch the presentations below. Stay tuned for a possible new virtual tour series in the fall of 2020.
LINKS TO RECORDINGS FROM THE ANABAPTIST STORY LIVES ON VIRTUAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVE TOUR
WEEK 1: Tuesday, May 12, Below WATCH the 22-minute video presentation with Conrad Stoesz, archivist at Mennonite Heritage Archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as he shows diaries, historic books, an intriguing doll, and tells some riveting stories. You can also watch part of the Q & A time after the presentation.
Tuesday, May 19, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, A Church Caught in the Middle: Artifacts from the Deutsch-Kazun Mennonite Church, Richard Thiessen, Mennonite Historical Society of British Colombia/Mennonite Heritage Museum, (Abbotsford, BC).
Tuesday, May 26, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, History You Can Use: Online Resources for Anabaptist-Mennonite Research, Jon Isaak, Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, (Winnipeg, MB).
Tuesday, June 2, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, It’s been Saved, it’s Beautiful: What does it Mean Today?,Jean Kilheffer Hess, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, (Lancaster, PA).
Tuesday, June 9, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, Peggy Goertzen, Telling Our Story through Testaments and Treasures, Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Tabor College, (Hillsboro, KS).
Tuesday, June 16, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, The Mennonite Heritage Center and Its’ Wonderful Fraktur Collection, Joel Alderfer, Mennonite Heritage Center, (Harleysville, PA).
Tuesday, June 23, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, The Germans from Russia: Anabaptist Groups who Migrated to Dakota Territory in the 1870s, Marnette D. Hofer, Heritage Hall Museum & Archives (Freeman, SD).
Tuesday, June 30, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, Family Trees: Why We Make Them and What They Say About Us, Laureen Harder-Gissing, Mennonite Archives of Ontario, (Waterloo, ON).
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 guided by expert tour leaders.
RESOURCES TO RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY
VIRTUAL TOUR article in the Canadian Mennonite.