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Mennonite Historical Society
of British Columbia

Annual Fundraising Banquet:   Mennonites and Foodways

"Mennonites and Foodways: A Miagrope* of Meaning"

Speaker: Marlene Epp

Conrad Grebel University College,
Waterloo, Ontario


6:00 pm,   Saturday,   September 27th, 2014

Emmanuel Mennonite Church,
3471 Clearbrook Road,
Abbotsford, B.C.

Marlene Epp is a professor of History and Peace & Conflict Studies and Director of Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo. She teaches courses in Mennonite history, Canadian immigration history, peace history, and food history. Most of her published research is on the history of Mennonite women and includes two books: Women without Men: Mennonite Refugees of the Second World War (2000), and Mennonite Women in Canada: A History (2008). Most recently, she co-edited a collection of essays on food history titled Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History (2012), in which she has a chapter on Mennonite cookbooks. She is married to Paul Born, originally from Abbotsford, and they have two young adult sons.

Program Details

(*)   Kjenn Jie Noch Plautdietsch?   A Mennonite Low German Dictionary By Herman Rempel.
Definition: Miagrope - m. a large cauldron set on a brick and mortar fireplace, used to render lard in large quantities during pigs killing time.



"No Place On Earth; No Home But Heaven?
Mennonites & Jews On the Move"

Speaker: Danny Unrau


7:00 pm, Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Bakerview MB Church,
2285 Clearbrook Road,
Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 2X4



MHSBC Genealogy Workshop

Presenters: Tim Janzen and Glenn Penner


8:30 am — 4:00 pm, Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Cost is $35 for the workshop per person
Snacks and lunch provided

Dogwood Room of the Garden Park Tower,
2825 Clearbrook Road,
Abbotsford, B.C.



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The Mennonite Historical Society of BC was formed in 1972 as a non-profit society to:

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Address:Mennonite Historical Society of BC
211 - 2825 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford BC V2T 6S3
Phone:604-853-6177
Fax:604-853-6246
Email:General Inquiries: MHSBC Archives
            Genealogy: MHSBC Genealogy
Hours:9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday
(except statutory holidays)


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