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Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia

Identity area

Identifier

MHSBC

Authorized form of name

Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Mennonite Historical Society of B.C.

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Contact area

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Address

Street address

1818 Clearbrook Road

Locality

Abbotsford

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V2T 5X4

Telephone

604-853-6177

Fax

604-853-6246

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Description area

History

The Mennonite Historical Society of BC was first organized in December of 1972. At that time the Society primarily focused on starting a Museum featuring Mennonite artifacts. Since then the emphasis has shifted to developing an environmentally controlled archival centre. Its purpose is to collect and preserve valuable historical records related to the Mennonite community of BC and making these records available for research. In 1987 the Mennonite Archival Association of BC was formed to oversee the development of the archives. It was not until 1994 that the ownership of the archives was officially returned to the Mennonite Historical Society of BC. In 1997 the archives found a suitable home in the Garden Park Tower where they were located until the fall of 1015. The Archives moved and is now located on the second floor in the newly completed Mennonite Heritage Museum located at 1818 Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.

Geographical and cultural context

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Records management and collecting policies

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Mennonite Central Committee BC, Mennonite Church BC, Mennonite Brethren Church BC, Mennonite Schools of BC, Oral Histories, Private Collection and Photographs.

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Opening times

We are open Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. We are closed on statutory holidays.

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Primary contact

1818 Clearbrook Road
Abbotsford, BC
CA V2T 5X4