Preserving the history of the Mennonites of Essex and Kent Counties

"Events" Archive

The posts below contain information related to future and past EKMHA events. If you have an event that you would like featured in EKMHA's events listings, please email

February 2014

Marion Wiebe, Bill Hiebert, and Andrew Dyck  acting the wife, husband, and young doctor!

Super Soup Night a Fun Success:  This year’s Super Soup night was enjoyed by a full crowd, despite the frigid temperatures! 16 varieties of soup, as well as fresh buns, bread, and pie was served up. This was followed by a short skit, which involved a wife, whose husband falls ill suddenly after being asked [...]

January 2014

Recent travelogue featuring the British Isles

Travelogues at the Heritage Centre at 7:00 pm Travelogues with the EKMHA are an interesting and entertaining way to spend a Friday night! This is a chance for you to see pictures and hear stories about places around the globe that have been recently explored by members of our local community.  Admission is by donation, [...]

Coming Events: December 2013

The Advent season can be a time for reflection, an appreciation for times past, and the anticipation of things to come. The center is open every morning – consider coming out for a tour, or bring your children and grandchildren out to the museum to see what life was like, and how Mennonites from this area have [...]

Festival of Thankgiving – November 10, 2013: Review

The many contributions of platz. Various recipes and flavours made it hard to choose!

On a sunny afternoon on November 10, the sanctuary at LUMC filled with people eager to remember and celebrate some 60 years of Canadian citizenship. Many who had the experience of leaving Europe in the late 30′s and early 40′s to build a new life in Leamington and surrounding areas brought their spouses, children and [...]

November 2013 in Review

Jake Lehn showing his display of miniatures.

November proved to be a busy and exciting month at the EKMHA!  Thanks to all who made this a memorable month: A series of classes were held for our local Elder Collage. The first session provided students with a tour of the facilities and a delicious ethnic meal prepared by Lois Konrad. During the next [...]

Festival of Thanksgiving – November 10, 2013: an invitation to join us!

The Essex Kent Mennonite Historical Society is presenting a Festival of Thanksgiving to commemorate the arrival of Post WWII immigrants to the area. An afternoon program will include singing by the Leamington Heritage choir, and some reminiscing with stories of the time. Pictures, letters, and small artifacts will be on display, and coffee and platz will be served. [...]

Coming Events: Fall 2013

  We are looking forward to some good events this fall.  Please contact the EKMHA if you have any questions about the following schedule: November 8: Travelogue with Barb Tiessen Stephens – Ukraine. 7 pm November 13: Elder College – Session #1 November 20: Elder College – Session #2 November 22: Travelogue with Jan Jager – [...]

October 2013 in Review

Leamington enjoyed a warm October! Visitors continued to enjoy coffee time a the museum, and dates were finalized for future events.  Look in Coming Events: Fall 3013 to see what is in store! October 19: A small group travelled to Markham to the Ontario Mennonite Historical Society tour. George Reesor’s grandfather Thomas Reesor founded the [...]

September 2013 in Review

Commemorating the tree started from the seed of the Chortitza Oak in Russia

The summer months brought tourists and visiting families to the museum.  Many questions were asked and answered. Stories were exchanged, and it should be noted that visitors were impressed with what was offered by the EKMHA in terms of resources, and encouragement was given to continue with the work going on at the museum! Here [...]

Author Rudy Wiebe in Leamington, May 11, 2013: Follow-Up

Pastor David Dyck introduced Rudy Wiebe as an author, but also as a long time friend, a volunteer, an active church member, and an entertaining story teller to his children around a New Year's campfire some years ago!

On May 11, 2013, Author Rudy Wiebe came to UMEI Christian High School in Leamington. We hope he and his wife enjoyed their time with us, as those who met them and heard Rudy speak certainly did!               During their stay in Leamington, Rudy and his wife Tena were able [...]