Scheduled Events

We will be visiting various churches and community centres to collect artifacts and information from local Mennonite communities. Please view scheduled events below.

About This Project

In the early 1950s, Mennonites began migrating from Mexico to this part of Southern Ontario. The families who stayed put down deep roots. Their legacy can be found in every corner of Aylmer and Malahide. This is evident in strong church communities, commerce, industry, and civic engagement.

As time passes and one generation follows another there is always the risk that essential parts of family and community history may be lost, forgotten or discarded. The Aylmer-Malahide Museum and Archives (A.M.M.A.) would like to partner with interested groups and individuals in preserving Mennonite stories, photographs and artifacts for future generations.

This phase of the project is focused on immigration to our area before 1972.

Community Outreach

We hope to receive the following items from the Low German Mennonite communities of Aylmer and Malahide:

How These Materials Will Be Used

We Need Your Help!

It has now been exactly one hundred years since Old Colony Mennonites migrated from Canada to Mexico and more than 70 years since those migrants began returning. Their stories are a precious and important part of our collective memory. Help us to preserve them.

Submit a Photograph or Document

Feel free to use the form below to submit a photograph or other file. Please be sure to let us know who or what is depicted in the file.

This form requires an email address to function. Feel free to mail copies of items to 14 East St., Aylmer ON, N5H 1W2, or to stop by with images or documents. We would be happy to scan and return an item.

Users must submit one item at a time. We apologize for any inconvenience.










     

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