The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies here at Tabor College is having its annual spring dinner meeting on Saturday May 3rd, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Wohlgemuth Lobby, Tabor College campus. Our speaker this year is John Sharp, author, historian and professor at Hesston College, presenting on “Buggies, Bonnets, and Boundaries: The Amish in a Modern World.” Sharp was raised in an Amish-Mennonite community, next door to Amish grandparents and dozens of Amish cousins. According to CMBS Director Peggy Goertzen, this will be a unique opportunity to learn about this branch of the Mennonite family, their faith, their culture, and their interaction with our world today. The event is $15 per person, For reservations contact Goertzen at 620.947.3121×1211/1212 or email@example.com. Scholarships are available for Tabor College students to cover the cost.
Preceding the dinner program on May 3rd will be a local Mennonite history tour, 12:15-5:15 pm, beginning with a light faspa lunch at the Historic Church, and including various landmark sites in our county, including Brunk cemetery, Gnadenau orphanage and village site, Ebenfeld church, Catlin Mennonite cemetery, the Dunkard cemetery, the Peabody train station and prisoner-of war-building the so-called Florence “Mennonite mass grave,” and the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. The charge for the tour is $28 per person, and scholarships are available for Tabor students.
The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies is your resource center for information about the Mennonite Brethren Church and related topics. The Center at Tabor College was organized in response to the resolution adopted at the 1974 U.S. Conference at Henderson, Nebraska.
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The above records include letters, journals, written documents, yearbooks, photographs, artifacts, and other valuable resources.
Five record books of Prussian Mennonite churches have been translated from German into English and typed into manuscript form. The books include records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths, with some occasional supplemental data regarding church elders, teachers, membership transfers and excommunications. These translations were made possible and donated by James and LaVerna Shaw of Hutchinson, Kansas to the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College. These translations are critical resources for those involved in Prussian Mennonite research. The titles of the individual record books as presented by the translators are as follows:
The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies is located at the south end of the Tabor College Library. We are normally open 9:00-12:00, 1:30-4:00, five days per week, with reduced summer hours, to students, faculty, visiting scholars, and the public. CMBS is administered by an advisory board together with Tabor College. Your contributions of historical and archival materials are welcome.
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