The Swiss Mennonite Cultural & Historical Association

Up Coming Events & Announcements

Patricia Goering Smith

Annual SMCHA Banquet

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:00 pm at the Wellness Center on Pine Village campus, Moundridge KS.

Speaker: Patricia Goering Smith from Seattle, WA

RSVP by November 2
Text or call Nancy Stucky at (620) 532-5693

Patricia Goering Smith, a graduate of Moundridge High School, will talk about her book,  Revolution Revisited: Behind the Scenes in East Germany, 1989.  It was published under the name Patricia J. Smith and tells the inspiring story of East Germany’s non-violent revolution in 1989 and features a handful of mostly young activists in Leipzig, East Germany.  The organization and actions of this small group of activists mobilized the movement for democratic reforms and ultimately brought down the East German state and the Berlin Wall and changed the world.

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The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association (SMCHA) is a nonprofit organization comprising descendants of immigrant Mennonites who came to the USA in the 1870s from what is now the Ukraine. Their ancestors originated in Switzerland passing through many countries in Europe including France, Germany, Austria and Poland on their way to the Ukraine.

Major purposes of the SMCHA are to educate descendants of the Swiss Mennonites on the origin and culture of this group through various cultural events, research activities, maintenance of historic places, etc. There are several thousand of such descendants, many of them located in central Kansas, South Dakota, and other mid-western states.

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To support the goals of the Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association (SMCHA), become a member by sending a check for $20/one year or $100/six years to SMCHA, P.O. Box 93, Moundridge Kansas 67107. Communications of events and activities will be sent to you. You are invited to send in your ideas and participate as you are able. These Schweitzers have plans attending to our past and our future.