Liz Wittrig, an archival intern for Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission has been at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Hillsboro the past week studying the center’s collection.
Wittrig previously visited three of the four denominational archival centers in North America in Fresno, California, Abbotsford, British Columbia, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College hopes to share some of the rich Mennonite Brethren heritage and collections housed in Hillsboro.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue to share and preserve stories and culture of our heritage and history of the MB Church,” Goertzen said. “We have much to show her.”
Wittrig has been staying with local host June Suderman.
The internship was designed to give Wittrig, a recent Goshen College Graduate, practical experience in each archive. It also serves as an opportunity to discover the unique character of each area as she pursues her interest in women’s studies in relation to Anabaptist history.
The summer internship is made possible with support from the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren churches.