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

The Mission Hall Project

Pegg's Mission Hall, Pelee Island, Ontario

Pelee Island’s Mission Hall, fondly remembered by many as Pegg’s Mission, was built as a non-denominational church in 1911 on Pelee Island, Ontario. Built by George Pegg, he lived in the back and conducted lay services every Sunday, and invited other Islanders, including the Mennonites, to use the hall for services and celebrations until the time of […]

27th Annual Banquet, March 21, 2015

The Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association invites you to an evening of good food, conversation and learning! Saturday March 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm at UMEI 614 Road 6 Leamington, Ontario Guest Speaker: Sam Steiner Topic: Surprises I learned in writing a History of Mennonites in Ontario Sam’s new book In Search of Promised Land will […]

February 2015

Travelogues at the Heritage Center at 7 pm! This month we have already had 2 excellent presentations by Sydney Klassen (Southern Africa) and Ed & Helen Brown (Italy). Don’t miss the next Travelogue, coming March 6! Andrew Dyck will be telling us about his time in Burkina Faso.  Admission is by donation.  Surely some photos […]

January 2015: Thank you, Travelogues, Super Soup Night

Happy New Year!  We have much to be thankful for in 2014 and we are looking ahead to a full year at EKMHA! On December 1, 2014 volunteers were treated to a meal cooked by Tina Hiebert, followed by an evening of story telling with Luise Taves. Thanks again to the volunteers who help throughout […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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