MHC Archives Blog

handwritten letter, with 25 signatures

Not too long ago we received an e-mail request from a longtime Mennonite Pioneer Mission worker who had been stationed in northern Manitoba. He was trying to find a 1968 letter...

Gold Signet Ring

The Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives occasionally receives special donations of important historical documents and artifacts. On Friday, February 19, 2016 MHC received a...

Picture of the airplane and its three creators in front of it

Another story of Mennonite aeronautic innovation has recently been discovered in a donation to the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives. In 1931, three   Steinbach...

white paper, blue phonetic symbol writting

Who knew the Mennonite Heritage Centre archives has more than just Mennonite history in English and German? After spending a few weeks at the archives, I have begun to learn...

air craft carrier made of ice

Most people are surprised to learn a group of Mennonite peace-loving conscientious objectors (CO) were unwittingly involved in an experimental military project codenamed ...

black and white photo of an early glider with two wings

Although the Wright brothers have a name that is famous around the world for their successful invention and creation of the first airplane, the Kitty Hawk, they were...

black and white photo of man

In the modern world people have the opportunity to see a diverse assortment of documents and photographs in archives, but these often fail to convey the richly nuanced...

black and white photo of a one story building with a family of eight

This blog entry contains the conclusion to the story of how Samuel McRoberts’ photograph collection made its way to the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives.

On November...

black and white photo of man with a mustache, brimmed hat and two bullet belts

2016 is the centennial of the surprising interaction between a group of peaceful Mennonite farmers and the notorious bandit and general of the Mexican Revolution, Pancho Villa...