The Swiss Mennonite Cultural & Historical Association

Events:

2024

  • Sunday, February 18 – 4:00 p.m. Movie of Ulrich Zwingli
  • Sunday, March 10 – 2:30 p.m. SMCHA Annual Meeting, Frank Stucky speaker, Pine Village, Moundridge KS
  • Monday, March 18 – 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m., Genealogy Seminar, with Jerry Juhnke, Pine Village Wellness Center, Moundridge
  • Saturday, March 23-24 – March 23, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. and March 24, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. “Goodly Heritage” Historical Drama at Eden Mennonite Church
  • Sunday, April 7 – 4:00 p.m. Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus Concert, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas
  • Sunday, April 21 – 4:00 p.m. Professor Matt Cotton speaking on contemporary Ukraine at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, Kansas
  • TBA – Moundridge Arts Council Show
  • TBA – Quilt Display
  • Friday, May 10 – Watch for Schweitzers in the May Day Parade in McPherson
  • Saturday, June 1 – You may see the 150th sign on the Tractor/Wagon “float” in the Black Kettle parade in Moundridge
  • June-August – Binding and Threshing Wheat
  • August 23-25 – Celebration of 150 years at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge
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About Us

Centennial Memorial

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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