The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association - SMCHA
IN THE SMCHA IS
$20 PER YEAR,
OR $100 FOR A
6 YEAR MEMBERSHIP.
ANNUAL DUES ARE PAYABLE
AFTER JANUARY 1
FOR THAT CALENDAR YEAR
SEND THE DUES TO:
Treasurer CLEMON KAUFMAN
PRETTY PRAIRIE KS 67570 .
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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.
The Swiss Mennonite home pages are considered
to be a work in progress. Improvements are always possible. New
materials may be added and factual errors will be corrected. Some
materials will be added and some may be removed Suggestions for changes
of this nature are most welcome and should be forwarded to a
Current Events and Announcements
- Match Day November 3rd
In 2014 an endowment fund was
established with the McPherson County Community Foundation (the
Moundridge Community Foundation –MCF -- is under their auspices). The
specific purpose of the endowment fund is to allow for the maintenance
of the pioneer cemetery (Hopefield) and properties (1945 Marker and
Centennial Monument) for the future...
- SMCHA Annual Meeting will be held
Sunday, March 13, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in
the First Mennonite Church, Newton, KS. The planned program speaker
will be locally born and raised Curt Goering formerly with Amnesty
International and now with Victims of Torture.
Fall Fest 2016 Program
Cemeteries on Find A Grave
- 21 Sep 2016 documents added to the
Historical Documents Page: