Century-old photos shed new light on Mennonites: New book portrays village life in Manitoba

Hundred-year-old images on fragile glass negatives, discovered in a dusty barn in the heritage village of Neubergthal, Man., open a window to Mennonite life in Manitoba in the early 20th century. These photographs, along with other archive collections, make up the new book, Mennonite Village Photography: Views from Manitoba 1890-1940. The volume is Read More

Profile: Connie Wiebe

Connie Wiebe reflects on 26 years at the Mennonite Heritage Archives.  Relationships, says Connie Wiebe, defined her tenure at the Mennonite Heritage Archives (formerly Mennonite Heritage Centre).  For twenty-six years, this mother, grandmother, and farmer’s wife greeted everyone from international academics and researchers to local visitors looking for family connections Read More

Mennonite Archival Database gets boost with 5 new Partners

April 7, 2020. The online Mennonite Archival Information Database (MAID)  (https://archives.mhsc.ca/) is adding five new institutional partners to the existing nine.  The newly expanded database features thousands of historic photos and a quickly expanding number of entries describing one-of-a-kind letters, diaries, meeting minutes, travel documents, biographies, audio and video recordings, Read More