Saturday, August 10 – Tour of Centennial Farms in Western Elkhart County

We will visit farms owned by Anabaptist-derived families in 1913 and still lived on by their descendants.  At least a dozen farms, one shop and a lunch stop.  Participants will gather at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot just south of Newcomer Center at the southern edge of the Goshen College campus, for transportation by bus.  The bus will return there by 3:30.  A small fee will be charged toward rental of the bus.  Planned by Helene Hoover and Thelma Hoover Martin.  More information will be included in a letter sent to MAH members in late summer.

March 22, 2014 — Spring Meeting at Shore Church Featuring Steven Nolt and Rebecca Haarer

The spring 2014 meeting of Michiana Anabaptist Historians will be hosted by Shore Mennonite Church, rural Shipshewana, beginning with coffee at 8:30 and program at 9 a.m.

Steve Nolt
Steve Nolt

In the first session, Steven Nolt of Goshen College will speak on “The Amish Fifty Years Later,” based on his new book The Amish, written in collaboration with Donald B. Kraybill and Karen M. Johnson-Wiener. Their comprehensive study appeared fifty years after the first edition of Amish Society by John A. Hostetler.

Rebecca Haarer
Rebecca Haarer

In the second session, beginning at 11 a.m., Rebecca Haarer of Shipshewana will speak on “The History of Amish and Mennonite Quilt-Making in Northern Indiana,” illustrated with representative quilts. The public is invited.