150th Year Celebration

When: August 23-25, 2024
Where: Eden Mennonite Church | Get directions


Major celebration coming in 2024 of 150 years since our ancestors came to U.S.

Ideas for the celebration are welcomed by the 150th Steering Committee: (Danielle Goering, Rick Krehbiel, Eugene Goering, Kathy Goering) and subcommittee planners.

Many more events are being planned for this next year to celebrate this important milestone.

Swiss Volhynian Mennonite Stories:

Send anecdotes from past years to Brian Adams and Casey Adams to compile a book of stories for the 150th celebration to preserve for future generations to appreciate.  smolts123@yahoo.com or cpadams992@gmail.com

Zwingli Movie Viewing Possibility

The 90-minute Zwingli movie will be shown on Sunday, February 18, at 4:00 p.m. at First Mennonite of Christian, Moundridge. SMCHA has been given special permission to show this movie.  If you are unable to attend but would like to see this movie, the film could become available to other audiences under the applicable sublicense agreement. You may contact Marc Bundi, marc.bundi@zhref.ch in Zurich, Switzerland, so that he can inform you directly on the sublicence provisions. 

Self-Guided Tour – The Path Immigrants took from Halstead to the Immigrant House

Brian Stucky has made available a script of the trek in 1874 from Halstead to the Immigrant House by Hopefield Church by Moundridge, Kansas.  He has very specific instructions and maps to show the 14-mile trip that you can take now in your car. You can make a copy of the directions, link here, and follow that historical trip.

A Place to Stay

If you are coming from out of town and wondering where you might stay, Peter Preheim is developing a list of area hotel/motel/b&bs that we will add here soon. Also if you have space in your home for several visitors that weekend, E. Fred Goering is gathering that information and helping match these arrangements. Watch for these links soon.