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Fri, Apr 26 - 12:00PM

Explore 100 Years of Mennonites in Essex County

Friday, April 26, 2024

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.


Jill Nicholson


Essex-Kent Mennonite Historical Association; @ekmha (Facebook and Twitter)

About the walk:

Mennonites have made their home in Essex County for 100 years. Their journey to Canada was spurred by the trauma of life under Stalin in what is today Ukraine. In this walk, participants will learn about the history of the Mennonite religion, their successful lives in Ukraine following Catherine the Great's invitation to move there, their difficult lives under Stalin and their dramatic journey to Canada and freedom.

The Jane's Walk will include a tour of the museum and archives of Leamington's Mennonite Heritage Centre, the adjacent garden memorial and short walk to the Leamington United Mennonite Church.

Start/End Location:

Tour starts outside the Mennonite Seniors Complex at 31 Pickwick Drive in Leamington

31 Pickwick Drive, Leamington, ON, Canada

Parking Details

Free parking lot at the starting/ending location, Free street parking around the starting/ending location

Transit Information:

Yes, very close to a bus stop: Leamington District Transit

Accessibility Considerations:

Easy walk (using sidewalks or paved pathways with no hills)

Walk Themes:


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