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Directory of
Mennonite and Related Church Historians and Committees


This directory lists North American Mennonite, Amish and related historical committees, societies, conference historians, and interpretation centers. Mennonite Historical Bulletin publishes this list annually in January and would appreciate updates and corrections from our readers. Send corrections to History@MennoniteUSA.org.


Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee, 1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526, (574) 523-3080, (866) 866-2872 ext 23080 (toll-free), Fax: (574) 535-7756, E-mail: History@MennoniteUSA.org | Website: www.MennoniteUSA.org/history

Mennonite Church USA Archives--Goshen, Colleen McFarland, archivist, 1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526, Telephone: (574) 523-3080, (866) 866-2872 ext 23080 (toll-free), Fax: (574) 535-7756, E-mail: History@MennoniteUSA.org | Website: www.MennoniteUSA.org/history

Mennonite Church USA Archives--North Newton, John D. Thiesen, archivist, 300 E 27th St, North Newton, KS 67117, Telephone: (316) 284-5304, Fax: (316) 284-5286, E-mail: mla@bethelks.edu | Website: www.bethelks.edu/mla/index.php

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Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Association, Bernadine Schwartzentruber, president, 8778 Erie Canal Rd, PO Box 358, Croghan, NY 13327, Telephone: (315) 376-5959

Allegheny Conference Historical Committee, Allen Kauffman, Faith, Life and Procedures Commission chair, 4902 Front Mountain Rd, Belleville, PA 17004, Telephone: (717) 935-9965, E-mail: ank@pa.net | Website: www.amc-mcusa.org

Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, Paul J. Miller, executive director, 5798 County Road 77, PO Box 324, Berlin, OH 44610-0324, Telephone: (330) 893-3192, Fax: (330) 893-3529, E-mail: info@behalt.com | Website: www.behalt.com

Atlantic Coast Conference Historian, Lemar and Lois Ann Mast, 219 Mill Rd, Morgantown, PA 19543-9516, Telephone: (610) 286-6270, E-mail: mast@masthof.com | Website: www.atlanticcoast.mennonite.net

Bluffton University Archives and Mennonite Historical Collections, Carrie Phillips, archives and special collections librarian, Musselman Library, 1 University Dr, Bluffton, OH 45817, Telephone: (419) 358-3275, Fax (419) 358-3384, E-mail: phillipsc@bluffton.edu | Website: www.bluffton.edu/library

Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives / Archives of Messiah College, Glen A. Pierce, director, Messiah College, One College Ave, PO Box 3002, Grantham, PA 17027, Telephone: (717) 691-6048, Fax: (717) 691-6042, E-mail: archives@messiah.edu | Website: www.messiah.edu/archives

Brethren in Christ Historical Society, Glen A. Pierce, executive director, One College Ave, PO Box 3002, Grantham, PA 17027, Telephone: (717) 691-6048, Fax: (717) 691-6042, E-mail: gpierce@messiah.edu | Website: www.bicweb.org/ministries/histsoc

California Mennonite Historical Society, Kevin Enns-Rempel, 1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA 93702, Telephone: (559) 453-2225, E-mail: kevin.enns.rempel@fresno.edu | Website: www.calmenno.org

Casselman River Area Historians, Alice Orendorf, archivist, PO Box 591, Grantsville, MD 21536, Telephone: (301) 245-4326, E-mail: abcdefor@juno.com

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Kevin Enns-Rempel, archivist, 1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, CA 93702, Telephone: (559) 453-2225, Fax: (559) 453-2124, E-mail: kevin.enns.rempel@fresno.edu | Website: www.fresno.edu/library/cmbs

Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Tabor College, Peggy Goertzen, director, 400 S Jefferson, Hillsboro, KS 67063, Telephone: (316) 947-3121 ext 1211, E-mail: peggyg@tabor.edu | Website: www.tabor.edu

Central District Conference Historian, Perry Bush, 126 Sunset Dr, Bluffton, OH 45817, Telephone: (419) 358-3278, E-mail: bushp@bluffton.edu | Website: www.centraldistrict.mennonite.net

Central Plains Mennonite Conference Archives, LaNae Waltner, archivist, 221 E Fourth St, Freeman, SD 57029. Barb Troyer, 1001 Eighth Ave, Wellman, IA 52356

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies (Canada), Jon Isaak, director, 1310 Taylor Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z6, Telephone: (204) 669-6575, Fax: (204) 654-1865, E-mail: jisaak@mbconf.ca | Website: www.mbconf.ca/cmbs/

Conservative Mennonite Conference Historical Committee, David I Miller, 137 Elm St, London, OH 43140, Telephone: (740) 845-1905, E-mail: daviderma@gmail.com

Delaware Mennonite Historical Society (DMHS), Box 267, Greenwood, DE 19950, Website: www.DelawareMennonite.com

Detweiler Meetinghouse, Will Stoltz, 3384 Roseville Rd, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0, Telephone: (519) 696-2805, E-mail: willstoltz@golden.net | Website: www.DetweilerMeetinghouse.ca

Eastern Mennonite Associated Libraries and Archives, Edsel Burdge Jr., chair, 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602, Telephone: (717) 530-8595, Fax: (717) 393-8751, E-mail: ebbpinola@innernet.net

Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association, 31 Pickwick Dr, Leamington, ON N8H 4T5, Telephone: (519) 322-0456, E-mail: ekmha@bellnet.ca | Website: www.ekmha.ca

Evangelical Mennonite Conference, Loren Koehler, archivist, 440 Main St, Steinbach, MB R5G 1Z5, Telephone: (204) 326-6401, Fax: (204) 326-1613, E-mail: emconf@mts.net | Website: www.emconf.ca

Flemish Mennonite Historical Society, PO Box 1962, Steinbach, MB R5G 1N5, Telephone: (204) 326-6454

Franconia Historical Society, Jacob Kratz, president, PO Box 160, Franconia, PA 18924, Telephone: (610) 584-5536, E-mail: jacobkratz@msn.com

Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust, Liz Einsig Wise, Executive Director, 6133 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144, Telephone: (215) 843-0943, E-mail: gmht@meetinghouse.info | Website: www.meetinghouse.info

Gulf States Mennonite Conference Historian, Robert O. Zehr, 134 Maloney Rd, Des Allemands, LA 70030, Telephone: (985) 758-2974, Cell phone: (504) 559-2980, E-mail: bobzehr@cox.net | Website: www.members.cox.net/bobzehr

Hanover-Steinbach Historical Society, PO Box 1960, Steinbach, MB R0A 2A0, Telephone: (204) 326-6454

Hans Herr House Museum, Becky Gochnauer, director, 1849 Hans Herr Dr, Willow Street, PA 17584, Telephone: (717) 464-4438, E-mail: director@hansherr.org | Website: www.hansherr.org

Heritage Hall Museum and Archives, Deborah Gray, director, PO Box 1000, Freeman, SD 57029, Telephone: (605) 925-4237 ext 246, E-mail: info@freemanmuseum.org or archives@freemanmuseum.org | Website: www.freemanmuseum.org

Heritage Historical Library, David Luthy, 52445 Glencolin Line, RR 4, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R3

Howard-Miami Heritage Society Inc., Carol (Horner) Bowman, president, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, 3976 E 1400 S, Kokomo, IN 46901, Telephone: (765) 395-7509, E-mail: howardmiami@hoosierbroadband.com

Illinois Amish Interpretive Center, Amber Kauffman, director, 111 S Locust St, Arcola, IL, 61910, Telephone: (217) 268-3599, Fax: (217) 268-4810, E-mail: amishcenter@consolidated.net | Website: www.amishcenter.com

Illinois Mennonite Conference Historical Committee, Gerlof Homan, 113 Eastview, Normal, IL 61761-2438, Telephone: (309) 452-5811, E-mail: homan3@juno.com

Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center, 675 St Rt 116, Metamora, IL 61548-7732, Telephone: (309) 367-2551, E-mail: info@mtco.com | Website: www.imhgs.org. A project of the Illinois Mennonite Historical & Genealogical Society, Julie Anne Hendricks, administrative coordinator.

Illinois Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society, Julie Anne Hendricks, administrative coordinator, Illinois Mennonite Heritage Center, 675 State Route 116, Metamora, IL 61548-7732, Telephone: (309) 367-2551, E-mail: imhc@mtco.com | Website: www.imhgs.org

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference Historian, Leonard Gross, 405 Gra-Roy Dr, Goshen, IN 46526, Telephone: (574) 533-4057, E-mail: leonardg@goshen.edu | Website: www.im.mennonite.net

Iowa Mennonite Historical Society, Lois Gugel, director, PO Box 576, Kalona, IA 52247, Telephone: (319) 656-3271, E-mail: iamennohist@kctc.net (May-October)

Juniata College Archives and Special Collections, Jan Hartman, Hedda Durnbaugh, Curator Rare Books and Historic Documents, 1700 Moore St, Huntingdon, PA 16652-2119, Telephone: (814) 641-3484 Fax: (814) 641-3435; E-mail: hartmaj@juniata.edu or durnbaughh@juniata.edu | Website: www.juniata.edu/projects/currents/redesign2/index.html

Juniata Mennonite Historical Society, Betty Ann Landis, director, PO Box 81, Richfield, PA 17086, Telephone: (717) 694-3211, E-mail: historycenter@embarqmail.com | Website: http://sites.google.com/site/histcntr

Kauffman Museum, Rachel Pannabecker, director, Bethel College, 2801 N Main St, North Newton, KS 67117-1700, Telephone: (316) 283-1612, E- mail: kauffman@bethelks.edu | Website: www.bethelks.edu/kauffman

Kidron Community Historical Society, Bruce Detweiler Breckbill, director, Kidron-Sonnenberg Heritage Center, 13153 Emerson Rd, PO Box 234, Kidron, OH 44636, Telephone: (330) 857-9111, E-mail: kidron@sssnet.com

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Rolando L Santiago, director, 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602, Telephone: (717) 393-9745, Fax: (717) 393-8751, E-mail: lmhs@lmhs.org | Websites: www.lmhs.org and www.lancasterroots.org

Lower Salford Historical Society, David Hudnut, president, PO Box 150, Lederach, PA 19450, (610) 584-6691, Fax: (610) 584-1491, E-mail: dhudnut@juno.com

Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, Janis Thiessen, president, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4, Website: www.mmhs.org

Masthof Press and Bookstore, J. Lemar and Lois Ann Mast, 219 Mill Road, Morgantown, PA 19543, Telephone: (610) 286-0258 or Fax: (610) 286-6860, E-mail: mast@masthof.com | Website: www.masthof.com

Menno Simons Historical Library and Archives, Lois B. Bowman, librarian, Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802-2462, Telephone: (540) 432-4177, E-mail: bowmanlb@emu.edu | Website: www.emu.edu/library/historical-library/

Menno-Hof, Jerry Beasley, director, 510 S Van Buren St Rd 5, PO Box 701, Shipshewana, IN 46565-0701, Telephone: (260) 768-4117, Fax: (260) 768-4118, E-mail: info@mennohof.com | Website: www.mennohof.org

Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Laureen Harder-Gissing, archivist, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6, Telephone: (519) 885-0220 ext. 24238, Fax: (519) 885-0014, E-mail: marchive@uwaterloo.ca | Website: www.grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mao

Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission, Ken Reddig, executive secretary, Box 951, 5 Massey Ave, Pinawa, MB R0E 1L0, Telephone: (204) 753-2174, E-mail: wkreddig@mts.net | Website: www.mbhistory.org

Mennonite Church Alberta, Henry D. Goerzen, Box 7, Site 18, RR 1, Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0, Telephone: (403) 335-8414, E-mail: heg@telus.net

Mennonite Church Canada Heritage Committee, Alf Redekopp, director, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4, Telephone: (204) 888-6781 ext 193, Fax: (204) 831-5675, E-mail: aredekopp@mennonitechurch.ca | Website: www.mennonitechurch.ca

Mennonite Heritage Center, Sarah Wolfgang Heffner, director, 565 Yoder Rd, PO Box 82, Harleysville, PA 19438-0082, Telephone: (215) 256-3020, Fax: (215) 256-3023, E-mail: info@mhep.org | Website: www.mhep.org

Mennonite Heritage Centre, Alf Redekopp, director, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4, Telephone: (204) 888-6781 ext 193, Fax: (204) 831-5675, E-mail: aredekopp@mennonitechurch.ca | Website: www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives

Mennonite Heritage Museum, Darlene Schroeder, director, 200 N Poplar, PO Box 231, Goessel, KS 67053, (620) 367-8200, E-mail: mhmuseum@mtelco.net | Website: www.skyways.lib.ks.us/museums/goessel

Mennonite Heritage Village, Bob Strong, executive director, 231 PTH 12 N, Steinbach, MB R5G 1T8, Telephone: (204) 326-9661 or (866) 280-8741, Fax: (204) 326-5046, E-mail: bobstrong@mennoniteheritagevillage.com | Website: www.mennoniteheritagevillage.com

Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania, Sarah Wolfgang Heffner, director, Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd, PO Box 82, Harleysville, PA 19438-0082, Telephone: (215) 256-3020, Fax: (215) 256-3023, E-mail: info@mhep.org | Website: www.mhep.org

Mennonite Historical Association of the Cumberland Valley, Roger Martin, curator, 4850 Molly Pitcher Hwy S, Chambersburg, PA 17201, Telephone: (301) 790-3843, E-mail: rdmartin@myactv.net

Mennonite Historical Library, John D. Roth, director, Goshen College, 1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526, Telephone: (574) 535-7418, Fax: (574) 535-7438, E-mail: mhl@goshen.edu | Website: www.goshen.edu/mhl

Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta, MHSA, #223, 2946-32 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J7, Telephone: (403) 250-1121, E-mail: queries@mennonitehistory.org | Website: www.mennonitehistory.org

Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia, Richard D Thiessen, president, 211-2825 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6S3, Telephone: (604) 853-6177, Fax: (604) 853-6246, E-mail: archives@mhsbc.com | Website: www.mhsbc.com

Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, Sam Steiner, president, 23 - 206 Candlewood Cres, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6, Telephone: (519) 884-1040, E-mail: info@mhsc.ca | Website: www.mhsc.ca

Mennonite Historical Society of Iowa and Archives, Lois Swartzendruber Gugel, president, PO Box 576, Kalona, IA 52247, Telephone: (319) 656-3271 or (319) 656-3732, E-mail: iamennohist@kctc.net

Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, Marlene Epp, secretary, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6, Telephone: (519) 885-0220 ext. 24257, E-mail: mhso@uwaterloo.ca | Website: www.mhso.org

Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan, Victor G Wiebe, archivist, Room 900-110 LaRonge Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7H8, Telephone: (306) 242-6105, E-mail: mhss@sasktel.net | Website: www.mhss.sk.ca

Mennonite Historical Society, John D Roth, president, Goshen College, 1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526, Telephone: (574) 535-7433, E-mail: johndr@goshen.edu

Mennonite Information Center, Jeffrey M Landis, director, 2209 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1494, Telephone: (717) 299-0954, Fax: (717) 290-1585, E-mail: menninfctr@desupernet.net | Website: www.mennoniteinfoctr.com

Mennonite Library and Archives, John D. Thiesen, 300 E 27th St, North Newton, KS 67117, (316) 284-5304, Fax: (316) 284-5286, E-mail: mla@bethelks.edu | Website: www.bethelks.edu/mla

Mennonite Settlement Museum, The, Stan R. Harder, director of museums, Hillsboro Museums, 501 S Ash, Hillsboro, KS 67063-1531, Telephone:(620) 947-3775, E-mail: hillsboro_museums@yahoo.com | Website: www.Hillsboro-Museums.com

Michiana Anabaptist Historians, Theron Schlabach, 1503 Kentfield Way # 1, Goshen, IN 46526, Telephone: (574) 533-2280, E-mail: theronfs@goshen.edu

Mifflin County Mennonite Historical Society, Zelda Yoder, president, 392 W Main St, PO Box 5603, Belleville, PA 17004, Telephone: (717) 935-5574 E-mail: zay701@acsworld.net | Website: www.mifflincomhs.mennonite.net

Millbank Information Centre, Glenn Zehr, director, 6991 Church St, Millbank, ON N0K 1L0, Telephone: (519) 595-8037, E-mail: megzehr@perth.net

Mountain States Mennonite Conference Historian, Harlan Unrau, 34 Harlan St, Lakewood, CO 80226, Telephone: (303) 933-9278, E-mail: hunrau@msn.com

Muddy Creek Farm Library, Amos Hoover, archivist, 296 Wheat Ridge Dr, Ephrata, PA 17522, Telephone: (717) 738-5098 or (717) 951-3934

Nicholas Stoltzfus House Preservation Committee, Paul S Kurtz, treasurer, 1700 Tulpehocken Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610, Telephone: (717) 367-3906 or (610) 373-3906 E-mail: Psku04@embarqmail.com | Website: www.nicholasstoltzfus.com

North Central Mennonite Conference Historian, John I Kauffman, 10824 W State Road 48, Exeland, MT 54835-3191, Telephone: (715) 943-2285, E-mail: mekauffman@juno.com

Northwest Mennonite Conference Historian, Mary Burkholder, 112 Margaret Ave, Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0, Telephone: (403) 378-4372

Ohio Amish Library Inc., Paul Kline, 4292 State Route 39, Millersburg, OH 44654, Telephone: (330) 893-4011

Ohio Mennonite Conference Historian, Celia Lehman, 13170 Arnold Rd, Dalton, OH 44618, E-mail: cblapril@hotmail.com | Website: www.ohio.mennonite.net

Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society, Bernard Showalter, president, Margaret Shetler, archivist, Violet Burley, librarian, 6030 S Whiskey Hill Rd, Hubbard OR 97032-9406, Telephone: (503) 266-6447, Email: pnwmennonite@canby.com

Pacific Northwest Conference Historian, Ray Kauffman, 1105 Broadway St NW, Albany OR 97321, Telephone: (541) 926-5046, E-mail: kmanrt@msn.com

Peace and Anabaptist Library, Sylvia Shirk Charles, pastor, 314 E. 19th St, New York, NY 10003, Telephone: (212) 673-7970, Fax: (212) 673-7970, E-mail: pastor@manhattanmennonite.org | Website: www.manhattanmennonite.org

People’s Place Quilt Museum, Jan Mast, curator, 3510 Old Philadelphia Pike, PO Box 419, Intercourse, PA 17534-0419, Telephone: (717) 768-7171, E-mail: QuiltMuseum@GoodBooks.com | Website: www.ppquiltmuseum.com

Pequea Bruderschaft Library, PO Box 25, Gordonville, PA 17529

Saskatchewan Mennonite Brethren Archives, Dita Leininger, library services director, Bethany College, PO Box 160, Hepburn, SK S0K 1Z0, Telephone: (866) 772-2175, E-mail: dleininger@bethany.sk.ca | Website: www.bethany.sk.ca

Shenandoah Valley Mennonite Historians, Norman Wegner, chair, 2649 Cricket Ln, Bridgewater, VA 22812, Telephone: (540) 476-2189, E-mail: rgac55a@aol.com

Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies, Jay McDermond, director, Messiah College, One College Ave, PO Box 3053, Grantham, PA 17027, Telephone: (717) 796-1800 ext 3110, E-mail: jmcdermo@messiah.edu | Website: www.messiah.edu/siderinstitute

South Central Mennonite Conference Historian, Bernice L. Hostetler, 149 E US Highway 160, Harper, KS 67058, Telephone: (316) 896-2040

Southeast Anabaptist Historical Association, D Lowell Nissley, chair, 811 Richardson Way, Sarasota, FL 34232, Telephone: (941) 371-6230, E-mail: nusslihaus@verizon.net

Stark County Mennonite and Amish Historical Society, Ken Nisly, acting president, 3781 Cranwood St NW, North Canton, OH 44720, Telephone: (330) 494-0120, E-mail: knisly@neo.rr.com

Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association, Arnold Wedel, president, 2709 Acacia St, PO Box 86, North Newton, KS 67117, Telephone: (316) 283-5595, E-mail: wedel@bethelks.edu | Website: www.swissmennonite.org

Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, Steve Shenk, executive director, 711 Garbers Church Rd, PO Box 1563, Harrisonburg, VA 22803, Telephone: (540) 438-1275, E-mail: info@vbmhc.org | Website: www.vbmhc.org

Virginia Mennonite Conference, James O Lehman, archivist, 1532 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, Telephone: (540) 437-4326, E-mail: lehmanj@myvmrc.net. Glendon Blosser, historical committee chair, 1513 Mount Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, Telephone: (540) 434-0657, E-mail: glendorfarm@comcast.net

Visitor Centre – Telling the Mennonite Story, Del Gingerich, manager, 1406 King St, Saint Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0, Telephone: (519) 664-3518, Fax: (519) 664-3786, E-mail: visitorcentre@stjacobs.com

Western District Conference Historical Committee, Roger Juhnke, chair, 327 Lakeshore Dr, Newton, KS 67114, Telephone: (316) 283-0452, E-mail: fluhnke@cox.net | Website: www.mennowdc.org

Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist and Pietist Groups, Jeff Bach, director, Elizabethtown College, 1 Alpha Dr, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, Telephone: (717) 361-1470, E-mail: youngctr@etown.edu | Website: www.etown.edu/youngctr



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