Queen in Manitoba

A Moment from Yesterday

October 12, 2022 | Opinion | Volume 26 Issue 21
Conrad Stoesz | Mennonite Heritage Archives
(Photo: Gerald Loewen)

In 1970, the province of Manitoba celebrated its 100th birthday, and celebrations included a visit by the queen and her family. Among the many stops and events in July was a visit to the town of Steinbach, and the Milltown Hutterite Colony, near Elie. When materials come to the archives, sometimes included are mementos, clippings or scrapbooks about the Royal Family. LaVerna Klippenstein (1934-2014) grew up in Steinbach as LaVerna Reimer. In her materials donated to the archives were seven files of clippings about the Royal Family. The materials speak to influences and values in the Mennonite community. Pictured from left to right: Jake Waldner, Queen Elizabeth II, Hutterite minister Mike Waldner and Jake Kleinsasser.

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.

More moments from yesterday:
Amish bicentennial
Zollikon church
J.J. Thiessen
Ladies at MWC
Bergthal church

(Photo: Gerald Loewen)

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