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Heritage Park Presents: “The First 35 Mennonite Families to York and Hamilton Counties in 1874–Their Journey, Their Stories”

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Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park presents “The First 35 Mennonite Families to York and Hamilton Counties in 1874 – Their Journey, Their Stories” at a salad luncheon on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for this event are $15 and advance reservations are required by stopping at the Heritage Park or calling (402) 723-5694. You are welcome to leave a message.  

Upon signing in, each registrant will receive a “passport,” giving them an “identity” with an immigrant. What brought these immigrants to America? Was farm land becoming harder to find or was it because military conscription was being forced on these peacekeeping Mennonites by the Russian government?   

Steamship Teutonia

Part of the presentation will show some of the statistics gathered to help answer the above question. 

Another focus will be sharing one of the diaries of their journey from Russia by train, the ship S.S. Teutonia, and their trek across America to the Immigrant House.

A final focus will be the telling of stories regarding these immigrants and how life was for them. Join us for this fun, fact-finding event that will be held at the Heritage Park’s Irrigation and Agricultural Building. The Heritage Park is located 1 1/2 miles south of I-80 Exit 342 on 720 Road B.

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