Manitoba historical society

A Moment from Yesterday

March 11, 2020 | Opinion | Volume 24 Issue 6
Conrad Stoesz | Mennonite Heritage Archives
(Photo: Ed Schellenberg Photograph Collection)

The work of community remembering is important work. Archives, historical societies, libraries and museums all have a role in a community to remind us who we are and help point us to where we should go. Sometimes we have been in the wrong and need to change course; at other times we have done well and need encouragement to keep going.  In Canada there are Mennonite historical societies in each province from British Columbia to Quebec that meet annually to learn, discuss and build relationships. This photo of the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society board in 1984 includes, from left to right, front row: Brian Paetkau, Adolf Ens, Delbert Plett, Victor Doerksen and Doreen Klassen; and back row: Wilmer Penner, Bert Friesen, Bill Schroeder, Margaret Kroeker, Al Reimer, Harry Loewen, Ed Schellenberg and Henry G. Ens

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see

Related stories:
Twilight Auction
David Neufeld
Cornelius Penner
MCC annual meeting 
Westage students at rally

(Photo: Ed Schellenberg Photograph Collection)

Share this page: Twitter Instagram

Add new comment

Canadian Mennonite invites comments and encourages constructive discussion about our content. Actual full names (first and last) are required. Comments are moderated and may be edited. They will not appear online until approved and will be posted during business hours. Some comments may be reproduced in print.