About Us

Welcome to the home page of Michiana Anabaptist Historians!

All of our meetings and field trips are open to the public. We welcome all persons–young and old, professional and lay historians–especially those from Anabaptist-related groups: Mennonite Church, Conservative Mennonite Church, Amish-Mennonite Church, Wisler Mennonites, Old Order Amish, Old Order Mennonites, Brethren in Christ, Evana, Missionary Church, Church of the Brethren.

Our organization was founded in 1992, largely through the initiatives of Russell Krabill, in order to research, preserve and promote the history of Anabaptist groups living in LaGrange, Elkhart, Kosciusko and Marshall Counties in north central Indiana, as well as from southern Michigan. One of our specific goals is to be a resource for and encourager of congregational historians. We sponsor public programs in the spring and fall of each year, occasionally organize field trips to local areas of interest, publish a newsletter twice a year and call members’ attention to other programs that deal with the history and culture of local Anabaptist communities. A fine feature
of our meetings is the opportunity to meet and converse with persons from other groups.

Membership in MAH is only $10 per year. The fee makes possible the publication of the newsletter and other writings, the erecting of historical markers, and the continuation of this website. Members also receive e-mail notices of special events and opportunities between the two annual meetings.

To become a member, register at a meeting or send a check for $10, made out to “Michiana Anabaptist Historians,” to Helene Hoover, 2005 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46516.

For the current officers of the organization, see the list that appears in the most recent issue of the MAH newsletter.