California Mennonite Historical Society

Past Annual Meetings


business meetings; no program

April 25, 1969

Peter J. Klassen, "Zwingli and the Zurich Anabaptists" (Responses by Robert Holland and Henry Krahn)

May 9, 1970

Alan Peters, "The Impact of the Family in Mennonite History"

March 6, 1971

Cornelius Krahn, "Russia Revisited"

February 5, 1972

Myron Augsburger, "The Anabaptist-Mennonite Heritage and Its Relationship to the Mainstream of Christianity and the World Community"

April 6, 1973

John Howard Yoder, "The Paradox of Anabaptist-Mennonite Identity"

June 1, 1974

Urie Bender, "The Past Is Yet to Come"

May 3, 1975

John A. Toews, "The Mennonite Brethren: Past, Present, and Future"

April 9, 1976

Frank Epp, "Mennonite Peoplehood: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

April 23, 1977

John B. Toews, "Faith on Trial: The Russian Mennonite Experience"

May 6, 1978

Celebration of the publication of P.M. Friesen, The Mennonite Brotherhood in Russia (1789-1910)

May 5, 1979

Peter J. Klassen, Pictorial review of significant events in Mennonite history and a preview of the Mennonite Heritage Tour

May 3, 1980

John B. Toews, "The Suffering Church: Mennonites During the 1930s"

May 2, 1981

Katie Funk Wiebe, "Mennonite Brethren Women: Images and Realities"

May 8, 1982

Marlin Miller, "How Our History Has Shaped Our Faith"

April 16, 1983

Clarence Hiebert, "The Shaping of H. W. Lohrenz as a Leader"

May 12, 1984

Jean Janzen and Wilfred Martens, "Words and Songs of the Mennonite Experience"

May 18, 1985

David G. Rempel, "A Conversation With David Rempel"

April 12, 1986

Jan Gleysteen, "Our Mennonite Legacy"

May 16, 1987

Peter A. Enns, Dan Friesen, Bill Neufeld: Reminiscences of Pacific District Conference history

May 14, 1988

Arthur Wiebe, Dan Neufeld, Marvin Hein: Reminiscences of Civilian Public Service

May 12, 1989

Menno Duerksen, "Growing Up Mennonite"

April 28, 1990

Kathleen Heinrichs, "Colorful Quilts and Quiet Lives"

April 20, 1991

Kevin Enns-Rempel, Clayton Auernheimer, & Alan Peters, "Mennonites in the Reedley & Dinuba Area: The Original Settlements"

April 25, 1992

Norma Jost Voth, "Edible History: The Story of Russian Mennonite Foods"

April 24, 1993

Reinhild Kauenhoven Janzen, "Mennonite Furnishings: The Dynamics of a Migrant Cultural Tradition"

March 26, 1994

Rudy Wiebe, "Sailing to Danzig"

June 3, 1995

J. B. Toews, Gertrude Lehrmann, and Tina Golbek, "Mennonite Central Committee: Stories of Compassion"

April 20, 1996

Abraham Friesen, "Menno Simons and Dutch Anabaptism"

April 12, 1997

Paul Toews, "Sailing Against the Current and Drifting Downstream: American Mennonites in the Twentieth Century"

April 18, 1998

Glenna Janzen, "From Bread and Salt to Roasted Zweiback and Tears: Family Stories From the 1920s Russian Mennonites"

April 17, 1999

Bill Wiest, "German Colonists in Russia: Mennonites, Lutherans and Catholics"

April 15, 2000

Mary Sprunger, "Merchants, Weavers and Widows: Mennonite Prosperity and Poverty in the Dutch Golden Age"

April 21, 2001

Rod Janzen, "Stories from the Hutter Past"

April 13, 2002

Rudy P. Friesen, "Tensions, Twists and Turns: The Unfolding Drama of Mennonite Architecture in Russia/Ukraine, 1789-2002"

May 17, 2003

Brian Froese, "'Though We Are a Thousand Miles Apart': Early Mennonite Writing From California, 1895-1935"

April 24, 2004

Victor Wall, "Mennonites and Politics in Paraguay"

April 30, 2005

Corinna Ruth & Alan Peters, "Mennonite Origins in Reedley"

April 1, 2006

Ted Regehr, "Mennonites in Poland at the end of World War II"

March 24, 2007

Piet Visser, "Dutch Mennonites and the Visual Arts"

April 19, 2008

James Juhnke, "Revisiting the Great Trek, 1880-1884"

April 18, 2009

Kevin Enns-Rempel, "'Missing the Point': The Development of Mennonite Brethren Church Building Design, 1880-1960"

March 13, 2010

John D. Roth, "Planting Sequoias: Why Healing the Body of Christ Should Start Close to Home . . . and Why it Will Take a Long Time"

March 5, 2011

Rachel Waltner Goossen, "Women in Civilian Public Service"

June 9, 2012

Valerie Rempel, "Memory & Memoir: Fact, Fiction, and the Making of Meaning"

March 16, 2013

Royden Loewen, "Mennonites in the New World: Divergent Stories"

March 27-29, 2014

Andrej Savin, "Mennonites in the Soviet Union"

March 7, 2015

Raylene Hinz-Penner, "No Man’s Land: Mennonite Settlements & Migrations"


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