- 1996-2007 (Creation)
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The Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society (PNMHS), was originally named the Oregon Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society (OMHGS) until the name was changed in 2009. The Society was established in 1988 by Hope Lind, a historian of Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference. She wanted to consolidate Mennonite family history by creating a resource for the local community. Since then, the Society has expanded from a few shelves of documents to a library and archival center in Hubbard, OR and works as a resource with local schools and organizations.
The Amish Mennonite community in Oregon came from the Midwest and settled in the 1880s, establishing the Zion Mennonite Church in 1893. They continue to be involved in their community, considering how they can best interact as a resource with those around them.
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This collection includes the documents related to Duncan's service as Missions Minister and Conference Minister for the Pacific Coast Mennonite Conference 1996-2007. Duncan Smith came to the conference where he was involved with the Spokane WA fellowship, 1996-1997. He served the conference as Missions Minister 1999-2000. He was Conference Minister with Larry Hauder, 2001-2003. He became lead Conference Minister on May 1, 2003. Through 2006, Sheldon Burkhalter served with him.
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These records are open to public research, except as noted in [RESTRICTED] folders.
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