Amanda Bartel, a first-year history student at Bluffton (Ohio) College, has been selected as the intern for the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission and will be spending a week at each of the denominational archive sites.
The Center for the Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College will be the first stop during the four-week internship experience. Bartel will work there May 13-17.
Bartel is the niece of Daryl and Darlene Bartel of Hillsboro, and will be staying with them during her time at Tabor.
The internship is made possible by the financial support of the Katie Funk Wiebe Fund and administered by the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission, Jon Isaak, executive director.
The experience is designed to give college students practical archival experience at each of the four Mennonite Brethren archival institutions.
Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for MB Studies at Tabor College, anticipated Bartel’s visit and the ability to share some of the rich MB heritage and collection housed in Hillsboro.
“This is a great opportunity, enabling us to continue to share and preserve the stories and culture of our heritage and the history of the MB Church,” Goertzen said.