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Mennonite Heritage Tour Offered

April 10, 2012

Categories: General News

A Mennonite heritage tour will be offered at 11:45 a.m. Saturday May 5, 2012. CMBS director, Peggy Goertzen, will serve as the interpretative tour guide, offering insight and narrative to significant historical sites in the area.

The tour will be accommodated on a 48-passenger bus, following a light, ethnic lunch, Faspa, in the historic church on the Tabor College campus. At this location a brief history of the Polish Mennonites of the French Creek area, some of whom founded the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, will be given.

Other stops during the afternoon tour will include the Gnadenau KMB village, orphanage and cemetery site, Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, Walton historic marker, Goessel Mennonite Brethren church site and cemetery, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Springfield Krimmer Mennonite Brethren church site and cemetery, and Spring Valley Mennonite Church. The tour is scheduled to conclude at the Historic Church by 5 p.m.

Tickets for this enriching tour of significant historical locations are $25 each. Seating is limited. Tabor students are eligible for scholarships.

To reserve a seat call (620) 947-3121 ext. 1211 or ext. 1212 or by email peggyg@tabor.edu.