Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta


2006 Annual General Meeting & Spring Conference

Location: Coaldale Museum
Date: June 2-3

The Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta is pleased to sponsor a celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Russian Mennonites coming to Coaldale, Alberta (1926-2006). The celebration will be held at the Gem of the West Museum, located at 1306 - 20th Street North, in Coaldale Alberta on June 2 and 3, 2006.

The schedule of events is as follows:

On Friday, June 2. beginning at 7 pm there will be a presentation by Dr. John B. Toews, well known Mennonite historian. Dr. Toews is also the author of Lost Fatherland; With Courage to Spare; Czars, Soviets and Mennonites; and Perilous Journey: The Mennonite Brethren in Russia, 1860-1910. In addition he recently translated and edited The Diaries of David Epp: 1837-1843.

The Coaldale Mennonite Male Choir will also be on hand. 

The Annual General Meeting of the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta will be held from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday June 3.

Lunch will be available at a cost of $10 per person. Those wanting lunch must RSVP Helen Toews (403) 345-5801 or Colin Neufeldt (780) 433-2127 by May 25. Only those who RSVP will receive lunch. 

At 1:30 pm there will be a memorial cemetery tour of gravesites of influential Mennonite leaders and personalities from the Coaldale area. The tour will take place at the Coaldale cemetery beside the Gem of the West Museum.

There will also be displays and exhibits on Mennonite history.

  • Memberships will be available for $20 per household (includes right to vote at AGM and receive mailed copy of MHSA newsletters for one year).
  • The MHSA "Bookstore" items will also be available. Contact if you'd like to reserve copies of any of our publications.

General Queries/Comments: Contact MHSA