The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.

The Mennonite Heritage Museum on Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford.

Mennonite Historical Society in Abbotsford seeks input for storytelling project

Digital project asks for stories about living during COVID-19’s ‘changing times’

The Mennonite Historical Society of BC (MHSBC) is calling on local Anabaptists to participate in a collaborative storytelling project.

The project involves Anabaptists sharing their experiences in relation to COVID-19 during the historical, biological and social events of 2020 as part of Anabaptist History Today (AHT).

Created by Mennonite Church USA Archives and Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, AHT is the first large-scale, collaborative digital project of its kind in the Anabaptist community.

The MHSBC is one of 16 participating Anabaptist archives and history organizations.

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“We are excited to have a platform where we can gather stories of people’s experiences relating to the global pandemic and be able to share those stories,” said Richard Thiessen, executive director of the Mennonite Heritage Museum and president of the MHSBC.

MHSBC invites individuals, congregations, schools and organizations to tell their stories of living during these changing times.

Contributors may share their experiences through a variety of media, including videos, audio recordings, photos, journal entries, artwork, poetry and personal reflections.

An online form guides contributors through the process. Alternatively, contributors can submit stories of their experiences to and they will be uploaded to AHT’s website.

Visit for more information. The MHSBC is located in Abbotsford on the upper floor of the Mennonite Heritage Museum at 1818 Clearbrook Rd.

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