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Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

2017 Annual Meeting

January 21, 2017, Noon

Larry Graber, Featured Speaker

Zion Mennonite Church
6124 S. Whiskey Hill Road, Hubbard, Oregon 97032

Mark your calendar! The 2017 Annual Meeting of Pacific Northwest Mennonite Hisstorical Society is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 beginning at 12:00pm at Zion Mennonite Church. Lunch will be served at noon and our program will begin at 1:15pm with guest speaker Larry Graber from Dallas, OR co-author of “Crossing the Loange: Congo Pax Service and the Journey Home”. The suggested donation for program and lunch is $20/person. The heritage center will be open from 11am to noon and 3-4pm for those wishing to visit. Please contact Gloria Nussbaum <real2reel@teleport.com> to RSVP by Sunday, January 15.

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Important note: Due to the closure of the Pudding River Bridge on Whiskey Hill Road between Hubbard and Meridian Road:
1. Guests coming south on 99E turn left on Barlow Road south of Canby, and drive south to Whiskey Hill Road, turn right to church
2. Guests coming south on I-5 should take exit 282A, continue south on Airport Road, turn left on Arndt Road to Barlow Road, turn right and drive south to Whiskey Hill Road, turn right to church
3. Guests coming north on 99E or I-5 should take route 211 to Meridian Road, turn left and drive North to Whiskey Hill Road, turn right to church

Where in The World Did I Come From?

Researching and Writing Your Genealogy

Presented by Jerry Barkman
PNMHS Treasurer

Seminar will be held at the Ivan & Pearl Kropf Heritage Center
6030 S. Whiskey Hill Road, Hubbard Oregon
Adjacent to Zion Mennonite Church
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Free Admission and Refreshments will be served
For more information, you may call (503) 266-6447 or
email nwmennonite@canby.com

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See a full report on this event at this link

Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society Annual Meeting
January 16, 2016  ~  Noon – 3:00pm

Zion Mennonite Church
6124 S Whiskey Hill Rd, Hubbard, OR

Lunch will be served at noon in the fellowship hall with the program beginning about 1:00 o’clock in the sanctuary.

Lunch is $10 per person. Please RSVP to Gloria Nussbaum by Friday, January 8, 2016 ~ (503) 645-0616 or <real2reel@teleport.com>

You are invited to tour the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society library and archive following the program.

Link to full Business Meeting Program

New Additions to our Library Collection

We are thankful to the kind and generous donations of Mennonite Authors and PNMHS members and friends for the addition of more than 240 new titles to our library collection of which these in this list are 2015 publications.

Our Library is open Wednesdays 9am to 3pm


Your Story Matters~October 18, 2015 @ 2:30

Everyone has a story that matters and is worth sharing. The Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society invites you to join us for an inter-generational, interactive workshop, “Your Story Matters,” as we share stories and discover ways to record/preserve them. And, if possible we’d love to have you come with a member of your family from a generation other than your own . . . a granddaughter, a son, a grandmother . . . you get the idea! In addition to learning things about your family member, this will also be an opportunity to learn more about the incredible resource that is the Kropf Heritage Center. We’ll meet at the Center from 2:30—4:30pm on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Please RSVP to pnwmennonite@canby.com by October 10, 2015. Refreshments will be served.

Hope to see you there! Kropf Heritage Center 6030 S Whiskey Hill Road Hubbard, OR   503-266-6447 view flyer

OMFWR-logoSpring Event ~ 2:30, Sunday, April 19, 2015OMFWR-quilt

Lebanon Mennonite Church, 2100 South 2nd Street, Lebanon, Oregon

Join us for a celebration of 30 years of Faithfulness in Raising Funds for MCC through Oregon Mennonite Festival for World Relief.

click here for a promotional flyer for this event check back for updated information


First PNMHS Annual Meeting – January 31, 2015

Recordings and Photos of this event

Announcement  |  By-Laws  |  Program  

This annual meeting will be held at noon on January 31 at Zion Mennonite Church (6124 S. Whiskey Hill Road, Hubbard, Oregon). The featured speaker at our meeting will be Marisabel Gouverneur, a native of Venezuela and a member of Albany Mennonite Church.

Events of Previous Years


November 20, 2014 – Added new Page to our Website – Research Projects


July 26, 2014 – 50th Anniversary of Iglesia Menonita Pentecostes


July 19, 2014 – 100th Anniversary of Filer Mennonite Church


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Eugene Mennonite Church will celebrate its 50th Anniversary, Sunday, July 13. Worship will be at 10:00 a.m. with Gayle Sheller preaching. Following the service, an 11:30 lunch will be provided. (Please RSVP to friesenll@aol.com if you plan to have lunch.) Then from 1-3:00 p.m. there will be time for stories and sharing. Please join the celebration and bring your photos and memories to share!


Shirley Showalter Event – Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 7 pm

[Photo Album, Video Recording and Audio Recording of this event on our Semiannual Meetings and Special Events page.] Shirley Showalter will be sharing from her new memoir, Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets the Glittering World, on July 6 at the Ivan and Pearl Kropf Heritage Center in Hubbard, Ore. The event starts at 7 p.m. with a reception following Showalter’s reading. In Blush, Showalter, the former president of Goshen College, narrates her experiences growing up in Lancaster County. Her well-received memoir was recognized as one of the best spiritual books of 2013 by the Spirituality and Practice website. Showalter, who now lives in Harrisonburg, Va., has chosen the Ivan and Pearl Kropf Heritage Center as one stop on her west coast book tour. Hoping many of you can participate in one of the five stops on Shirley Showalter’s Pacific NW tour which have now been confirmed. Please share the information with your friends. They are: • July 6, Worship service and talk-back, “I Love to Tell the Story,” Portland Mennonite Church, Portland, OR. • July 6, 7 p.m. Book talk and signing, Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society, near Zion Mennonite Church • July 9, 7 p.m., book talk and signing, Third Place Books, Seattle • July 11, 7 p.m., Book talk on “Writing as Spiritual Practice” with April Yamasaki and Danny Unrau, House of James Book Store and Café, Abbottsford, BC, Canada. • July 13, book talk and conversation, Vancouver, BC, Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship


June 28-9, 2014 – Prince of Peace Mennonite Church – 25th Anniversary

Program  |  View Photo Album here  |  Church Website The folks in Anchorage will celebrate the congregation’s 25th Anniversary June 28-29. A service project is planned Saturday morning followed by an evening of reminiscing. A potluck will follow the morning worship service on Sunday. If you have photos or stories to share, contact pastor John David Thacker pastor@popmc.org or call 907-346-2909


Sunday, March 30, 2014 – 2:00 – 4:00 – PNMHS Spring Event at  Albany Mennonite Church

Drift Creek Camp: Thanks for the Memories:  program | photos

Events of Previous Years


November 20, 2014 – Added new Page to our Website – Research Projects


July 26, 2014 – 50th Anniversary of Iglesia Menonita Pentecostes


July 19, 2014 – 100th Anniversary of Filer Mennonite Church


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Eugene Mennonite Church will celebrate its 50th Anniversary, Sunday, July 13. Worship will be at 10:00 a.m. with Gayle Sheller preaching. Following the service, an 11:30 lunch will be provided. (Please RSVP to friesenll@aol.com if you plan to have lunch.) Then from 1-3:00 p.m. there will be time for stories and sharing. Please join the celebration and bring your photos and memories to share!


Shirley Showalter Event – Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 7 pm

[Photo Album, Video Recording and Audio Recording of this event on our Semiannual Meetings and Special Events page.] Shirley Showalter will be sharing from her new memoir, Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets the Glittering World, on July 6 at the Ivan and Pearl Kropf Heritage Center in Hubbard, Ore. The event starts at 7 p.m. with a reception following Showalter’s reading. In Blush, Showalter, the former president of Goshen College, narrates her experiences growing up in Lancaster County. Her well-received memoir was recognized as one of the best spiritual books of 2013 by the Spirituality and Practice website. Showalter, who now lives in Harrisonburg, Va., has chosen the Ivan and Pearl Kropf Heritage Center as one stop on her west coast book tour. Hoping many of you can participate in one of the five stops on Shirley Showalter’s Pacific NW tour which have now been confirmed. Please share the information with your friends. They are: • July 6, Worship service and talk-back, “I Love to Tell the Story,” Portland Mennonite Church, Portland, OR. • July 6, 7 p.m. Book talk and signing, Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society, near Zion Mennonite Church • July 9, 7 p.m., book talk and signing, Third Place Books, Seattle • July 11, 7 p.m., Book talk on “Writing as Spiritual Practice” with April Yamasaki and Danny Unrau, House of James Book Store and Café, Abbottsford, BC, Canada. • July 13, book talk and conversation, Vancouver, BC, Point Grey Inter-Mennonite Fellowship


June 28-9, 2014 – Prince of Peace Mennonite Church – 25th Anniversary

Program  |  View Photo Album here  |  Church Website The folks in Anchorage will celebrate the congregation’s 25th Anniversary June 28-29. A service project is planned Saturday morning followed by an evening of reminiscing. A potluck will follow the morning worship service on Sunday. If you have photos or stories to share, contact pastor John David Thacker pastor@popmc.org or call 907-346-2909


Sunday, March 30, 2014 – 2:00 – 4:00 – PNMHS Spring Event at  Albany Mennonite Church

Drift Creek Camp: Thanks for the Memories:  program | photos

Previous Events


VanessaCheck out Vanessa Kauffman’s Graduate Research Thesis on our new Research Projects page.

BlushA Very Special Event… Shirley Showalter will be sharing from her new memoir, Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets the Glittering World, on July 6 at the Ivan and Pearl Kropf Heritage Center in Hubbard, Ore. The event starts at 7 p.m. with a reception following Showalter’s reading.

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