MHSO Annual Meeting featuring Len Friesen


Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church, 15 George Street, Waterloo

Event type: 

  • Public meeting

Questions Asked and Answered:
On writing the history of Mennonites in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union

Len Friesen has written the recently released history Mennonites in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union: Through Much Tribulation.  It was something he never planned to do.  In his talk, Len will reflect on questions that he has wondered about over the years, some since childhood, and how the search for answers led him to write this particular book.
Len is a professor of history at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.  He was born in the Niagara region, and studied at universities in Waterloo, Toronto and Leningrad (St. Petersburg today). He has been to Russia and Ukraine multiple times over the years.

Read more here about the book: Mennonites in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union: Through Much Tribulation

The Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario annual meeting begins at 7:00pm. Come hear about the many projects the Society is involved with during the year! Dr. Friesen's talk follows at 7:30.

Admission is free. An offering will be taken to further the work of the Society. Receiptable donations to the Society can be made on our donation page. Do you want to renew your membership or become a member? Visit our membership page.