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 info@ekmha.ca

Meda Event

Sunset At The Marina

The Leamington Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) Chapter exists with the sole purpose of supporting the work of the overall international organization known as MEDA. We do that by financially supporting MEDA and by educating our constituency about the work of MEDA. MEDA attracts opportunities from all over the globe. MEDA develops programs that provide the […]

July 2014

An early photo of the H.J. Heinz Company in Leamington. Located on Erie and Oak Street.

Friday, June 27 marked the end of an era in Leamington as the H.J. Heinz facility ended production.  It was in operation for 105 years.  The Heinz factory held many memories for Mennonites in the Leamington, Wheatley, Ruthven, Kingsville and surrounding communities.  Many of us know someone who has ties there, whether it be working there […]

June 2014

Anticipating a fun evening

As the cool Spring turns into long, hot Summer days, how will you be spending your time? If you know travellers coming to the Leamington area, our air conditioned museum is a great way to spend some time, as well as grab a coffee and have a visit. We are open every weekday morning, and admission to […]

May 2014

Tickets are still available for our Annual Spring Banquet! Bridge the generation gap! Parents: bring your adult children along to reminisce together about your favourite dishes. Children: gift your parents with tickets to an evening which will include a delicious meal and listening to speaker Marlene Epp.  That’s an affordable night out which you will […]

March/April 2014

Marlene Epp

As the Leamington Winter of 2013/2014 slowly gives way to Spring, we are eager to walk again through the meditation garden at the Heritage Center, and enjoy the outside features of the museum.  While the museum itself is open on weekday mornings, and all are always welcome to come for coffee and tour the facility, the […]

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 […]