The second event in our “Leaving Canada” speaker series features Kevin Dyck, director of the Museo y Centro Cultural Menonita in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico. In his presentation, Kevin will describe the challenges experienced by Mennonites one hundred years ago as they attempted to transplant their agricultural communities onto the semi-arid landscape of northern Mexico, where they had to adjust not only to an unfamiliar physical environment, but also to new neighbours and a new political situation. Focusing especially on Manitoba Colony, Kevin will describe the continuities and changes of Mennonite life in Mexico over the past century.
This speaker series is being held in conjunction with Mennonite Heritage Village’s special exhibit “Leaving Canada: The Mennonite Migration to Mexico,” which runs from June to November. The series is supported by the Plett Foundation, and co-hosted by CTMS and Mennonite Heritage Village.