Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Mennonite Centennial (1875-1975) Picture Series, 1975 5 pages

Accession 2005.048

Title and Physical Description

Mennonite Centennial (1875-1975) Picture Series consists of 5 pen and ink sketches of pioneer Manitoba Mennonite scenes by Victor P. Friesen.

History

The five pen and ink sketches were done by Victor Friesen as part of the 1975 centennial celebrations of the coming of the Mennonites to Manitoba.  They were printed by Christian Press and sold at the Mennonite Museum in Steinbach, Manitoba.

Custodial History

The Pictures Series  was purchased at the Mennonite Museum in Steinbach and donated by Bill Doerksen, Cochrane, Alberta.

Scope and Content

The five sketches are titled:

1. Sarai used by some of the early settlers

2. Simlin used by the early Mennonite settlers

3. Early Mennonite home in Manitoba

4. Early Mennonite church

5. Typical Mennonite farm in Russia and also in Manitoba

Source of Acquisition

Donation by Bill Doerksen, Cochrane, Alberta

Access restrictions

None

Notes

Accession 2005.048