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
- Brian D. Stucky's
Alta Mills Historical
- Annual SMCHA banquet, Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Eden Mennonite Church,
- Meal at 6:00 p.m.
- Musical Program: "Common Threads", presented by John Sharp, Tony
Brown, and Ken Rodgers of Hesston College.
- Tickets $20 each.
- Reservations required and must be made by October 22, 2015.
- Call Kathy Goering 316-371-6189 for reservations.
- New (3 Jul 2015) HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
page that contains maps, plats, diary's, stories, videos, and other
items of interest
- Video - Kingman
Mennonite Church, A Look Back #1 53:40
Video - Kingman Mennonite
Church, A Look Back #2 19:41
- 1882-1884 Plat maps of the
Swiss settlement area
- All the 2014 Schweitzer Salt Newsletters
- A view
of Swiss Volhynian Mennonites from interviews by Jason Holcomb