The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey, Dark Glass Theatre February 20-23 at Studio 1398 (The NEST) 1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Special group rate for patrons of Mennonite Heritage Museum!

Thursday, February 21 matinee at 2pm

Groups of 10+ receive tix for $20/each

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Location: The NEST
1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island

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Dark Glass Theatre Presents:     


THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey

FEBRUARY 20-23rd 2019

Studio 1398 (The NEST)

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

A surprising story of radical forgiveness in the face of horrific tragedy.

When a man walks into an Amish schoolhouse and shoots 10 girls, the world seems to stop. The stunned community must find a way to keep going, and their choice? Immediate and startling compassion.

Inspired by true events in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in 2006, this powerful play explores the challenging path of forgiveness. At the centre of the story is Carol, the gunman’s widow, who must not only wrestle with questions about the man she loves but with the outpouring of generosity from those most affected by the tragedy. An important exploration of Anabaptist values in action, this story challenges our culture in ways we really need to hear right now.

“Extraordinary… compelling… the play is a remarkable piece of writing.” The New

York Times

Starring Kelsey Krogman, Anna Dalgleish, Esther Koepnick, and Heidi MacDonald
Directed by Angela Konrad
Production Design by Robyn Ayles
Sound Design by Paul Zacharias
Stage Management by Mikayla Whitehouse

Performances Feb 20 – 23 @ 8 pm; Feb 21 & 23 @ 2 pm

Tickets $35. For group rates, email

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2019 01 15 MHM Gallery Exhibit Photo Exhibition Mennonite Churches in the Fraser Valley Early Decades

Mennonite Churches in the Fraser Valley:
The Early Decades

Mennonites began settling in the Fraser Valley in the winter of 1927-1928. In the following two decades, Mennonite churches were established throughout the Fraser Valley and the Vancouver area.

The Church played a central role in the lives of Mennonites in the Fraser Valley. As soon as Mennonite families arrived in the area, they began gathering in homes and schools for worship. In spite of the Great Depression of the 1930s, Mennonite families sacrificed financially so that they could build places of worship and Christian education.

Mennonite churches were functional buildings built of wood. Unlike the churches of other Christian groups, Mennonite churches were plain and unadorned with stained glass, carved pulpits, and bell towers. Buildings were modified, expanded, and replaced when necessary to accommodate continued growth, and daughter congregations were established to allow for families in close proximity to each other to worship together without the need for traveling long distances.

Only a few of the original buildings remain, and of those that do, other Christian groups now worship in some of them. The images in this exhibit illustrate the simple faith of the early Mennonite settlers and the sacrifices they made to preserve and pass on their faith to the next generations.

The photo exhibit focuses on the Yarrow, Greendale, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack areas and on congregations established throughout the late 1920s, the 1930s, and the 1940s.