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Mennonite History Tour is May 8

Dr. Peter Klassen, Professor Emeritus of History at Fresno State University, Fresno, Calif., will lead a local Mennonite history bus tour on May 8, beginning at 12:15 p.m. at the Tabor College Historic Church, across from the Tabor campus.

It will include stops at Brunk Cemetery, Gnadenau Village, Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church, a Peabody monument, Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, a Walton marker, Hochfeld, sites at French Creek, Johannestal, and Bruderthal, and Hillsboro Main Street.

Seating is limited. The cost is $22, which includes a light lunch.

At 6:30 p.m. that evening at Wohlgemuth Music Education Center, Klassen will present “The Story of Polish/Prussian Mennonites.”

He will speak from his years of experience and research and his ongoing relationship with Polish communities.

The cost is $14 for the dinner program.

To make reservations for either or both events, contact Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, at (620) 947-3121 or by e-mail:

Klassen, chairman of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission, was tour leader for a 2008 Tabor College centennial tour to Poland and Ukraine. His newest book, “Mennonites in Early Modern Poland and Prussia,” will be available for purchase at the dinner program.

Last modified April 29, 2010