Creator(s): Essex-Kent Mennonite Heritage Centre
In 1925, the invitation of an Ohio tobacco farmer to share-crop his land on tiny Pelee Island in Southwestern Ontario offered a new start to 38 refugees. Six Mennonite families were among the thousands of German-speaking Mennonites fleeing the Ukraine in the troubled years surrounding the Russian Revolution.
This virtual exhibit depicts what life on Pelee Island was like for a small Mennonite community. The exhibit's images and reminiscences are grouped into eight storylines: Church Life, Family, Social Life, School Days, The Pheasant Hunt, Farming, Winter, and Landmarks.