Interested in Telling the Mennonite Story?
The Plett Foundation offers a grants program that supports research and projects relevant to its mission. Grants are evaluated and awarded semi-annually by the Foundation’s Board of Directors on the basis of their relevance to the mission of the Plett Foundation, the feasibility of the project, and the deliverable outcome of the project.
D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation
The D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit private charity founded in 1996 to support and promote projects related to the cultural background, migration & settlement, and descendant communities of the conservative Mennonites who came to Manitoba from Russia in the 1870s.
Preservings Issue No. 41 (2021)
Mennonites & Alcohol
Alcohol Production: In the Chortitza and Bergthal Colonies
In Ukrainian and Russian archives we have found a wealth of sources exploring how the Mennonites in the Chortitza and…
Objections to Alcohol: The Rise and Fall of Temperance in Winkler
A Google search using terms related to Mennonites and alcohol leaves the internet surfer with the impression that Mennonites are…
Mennonite History for Young People
Our 4-volume history series for young people, and accompanying workbooks and materials for teachers, complement social studies curricula in Canada for both public and private schools with Low German Mennonite students.
January 11, 2022
Interested in Studying Mennonite History?
The Plett Foundation offers Master’s, PhD, postdoctoral, and short-term visiting fellowships for studying and researching Mennonite history at the University…
December 21, 2021
Mennonites & Alcohol Preservings Fall/Winter 2021
Did you know that one of Poland’s most famous liqueurs was produced by Danzig Mennonites? Or that in the early…
July 9, 2021
Exchanges & Connections Preservings Spring/Summer
The summer issue of Preservings was recently mailed to subscribers. Titled “Encounters & Connections,” it features stories of crossings of cultural boundaries…