TourMagination hosted Round 2 of the virtual museum and archive tour. Tuesday evenings, from November 3rd to December 1, 2020 archivists and executive directors from Anabaptist and Mennonite museums, archives, and heritage centres in the USA and Canada showed unique artifacts, photos, and documents as they shared part of the Anabaptist story. You can watch these videos below.
PAST VIRTUAL TOURS
WEEK 1: Keeping Our Collective Memory Alive: Why Archiving Matters. Conrad Stoesz, Archivist, Mennonite Heritage Archives (Winnipeg, MB).
Conrad’s Presentation video:
Q & A with Conrad:
WEEK 2: From Zurich to Addis Ababa: How Anabaptism Became a Global Movement. John Roth, Director, The Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (Goshen, IN).
WEEK 3: From Detroit to Ukraine: The Story of the MCC and Fordson Tractor. Richard Thiessen, Executive Director, Mennonite Heritage Museum (Abbotsford, BC).
WEEK 4: Mennonite Relief Pioneers: Stories from the MC USA Archives. Jason Kauffman, Director of Archives and Records Management, Mennonite Church USA.
WEEK 5: Tuesday, December 1, 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT, Mennonites at War: Highlights from the MHV Collection. Andrea Klassen, Senior Curator, Mennonite Heritage Village (Steinbach, MB).
Andrea’s Presentation Video:
Q & A with Andrea:
For an in-depth exploration of Anabaptist heritage, consider one of TourMagination’s heritage tours in Europe, Poland, Ukraine, or Romania. View upcoming Anabaptist heritage tours in 2021 and 2022 guided by expert tour leaders.
Where can you travel safely now? During the time of travel restrictions, we are offering local heritage tours that you can enjoy with family and friends while practicing safe distancing and following local safety guidelines. We have already planned tours to Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kansas, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia (coming soon).
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