2024 marks a significant milestone for Mennonites in Manitoba. This year, we’re commemorating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of approximately 7000 Mennonite settlers between 1874 and 1880, whose presence has woven the fabric of our province over generations.

In honour of this momentous occasion, we’re delighted to invite you to the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society’s annual meeting on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Conference Room on the south side of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg.

Join us for a day brimming with celebration, connection, and learning, highlighted by a lecture from renowned historian, Royden Loewen. His insights promise to deepen our appreciation of the Mennonite legacy in Manitoba and honour the contributions of our ancestors.


1PM: Advisory Council
Learn about the important work our society and historical organizations are doing across Manitoba.

2PM: Annual Meeting
Hear from President Conrad Stoesz, review financial details, and elect members to the board of directors.

3PM: Historical Lecture
Learn about the Mennonite legacy in Manitoba and the contributions of our ancestors.

Your support is vital to preserving and promoting Mennonite history in Manitoba. As we gather to commemorate this milestone, we graciously welcome donations toward our mission and encourage you to renew your annual membership at our meeting.

About the Society

We seek to foster an understanding of and respect for the history and beliefs of the Mennonite people in the past and present, and to challenge them to give new expression to this heritage in the future.

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