Welcome

Hitch your horses and pack your luggage for a harrowing tale of migration and settlement at the Mennonite Heritage Village. Travel through time to a turn-of-the century Russian Mennonite street village on our 40 acre site, taste traditional Mennonite fare at the museum’s Livery Barn Restaurant, and explore a classic Mennonite housebarn and a fully operational Dutch windmill during our summer season. View historic and heirloom treasures from Poland and Russia to Canada, displayed in the permanent and Gerhard Ens galleries, and find that perfect souvenir at Village Books and Gifts, all open year-round in the Village Centre.

There is always something new to experience. With changing annual themes and temporary exhibits celebrating the Mennonite heritage and culture, new artifacts donated each year, and a broad range of activities and demonstrations, from wagon rides to bread baking, throughout the summer on our Festival days, this bustling village offers fresh experiences with each visit.

Mission / Vision / Values

Mission Statement

To preserve and exhibit, for present and future generations, the experience and story of the Russian Mennonites and their contributions to Manitoba.

Vision Statement

MHV will be the premier interpretive centre for the Russian Mennonite story.

Strategic Priorities
  • 1. Cultural Stewardship - Our mission as a museum is to collect and preserve artifacts and stories and to use these to teach our guests the significance of the Russian Mennonite History.
  • 2. Organizational Sustainability - In order for the organization to flourish today and in the future we need to be intentional in anticipating the challenges to growth and addressing them proactively.
  • 3. Financial Health - Financial health is critical to the organization remaining functional.
Core Values

MHV is governed by the following values:
Integrity - Respect - Excellence - Financial Sustainability - Environmental Responsibility
Visitor / Customer Friendly - Member Owned - Teamwork

Hours of Operation

May, June, and September

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am to 5 pm

July - August:

Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am to 6 pm

October- April

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Outdoor buildings are closed.*

December 24, 2016 to January 8 2017

Closed

The outdoor buildings are closed from October to April. Reduced admission is in effect. If they are opened by arrangement for a large group, regular admission prices apply.

The museum may be closed due to severe weather conditions. To avoid disappointment please call ahead.

Admission

Admission Rates
Adults $10.00
Seniors (65 and older) $8.00
Students (ages 13-22) $8.00
Children (ages 6-12) $4.00
Children (ages 5 & under) FREE
Purchase an All-Day Family* Pass $30.00
Annual Individual Membership**
(Season-long admission)
$40.00
Annual Family* Membership**
Season-long admission)
$80.00
Lifetime $500.00

*Family is defined as parents and their children under 18.
**Membership entitles you to vote at our annual general meeting, and gives you FREE or reduced admission to FIVE other Signature Museums in Manitoba:

  • Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum — Brandon,
  • Manitoba Agricultural Museum — Austin,
  • New Iceland Heritage Museum — Gimli,
  • St. Boniface Museum — Winnipeg,
  • Western Canada Aviation Museum — Winnipeg.

News

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

On May 19, Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) opened the newly arrived traveling exhibit Nice Women Don't Want the Vote. Developed by the Manitoba Museum to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Manitoba women gaining the right to vote, this exhibit... more

By Barry Dyck

Open for Business
Our new event centre, built to replace the big white tent and give us much-improved facilities for programing and community use, served as a very useful overflow facility for our restaurant’s Mother’s Day buffet. Our weekly Sunday Buffet in the... more

By Barry Dyck

Local History Lectures
On Saturday, May 6, approximately 70 people gathered at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) to listen to three presentations on Family, Food and Spirituality. This was the second annual lecture event hosted by the Eastmenn Historical Committee of... more

By Glen Klassen, MHV Board Member

Family, Food and Spirituality
Mom, Dad and three kids. Isn’t that what the family is, and what it has always been? Actually, my Mom and Dad had thirteen kids, but we still fit the pattern of an isolated family unit with definite boundaries. Val... more

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

It's gearing up to be another busy spring at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). Despite this week’s snow, we are just about ready for the May 1 opening of our village for another season. Besides getting our outdoor village ready, we are hard at... more

The Village Voice

Upcoming Events

Heritage Classic Car Show & Swap Meet
June 4, 2017
Show Hours: 11 am - 4 pm
Swap Meet: 11 am - 4 pm
Registration: 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Breakfast: 8 am - 10:30 am
Chapel Service: 10:30 am
Live Band: 2 pm - 3 pm
Wagon Rides: 1 pm - 2:30 pm

8th Annual MHV/Eden Tractor Trek fundraiser. Register a tractor and enjoy a leisurely ride through the countryside with friends.

Come see antique and restored show vehicles displayed on our village streets. The day is organized by the Steinbach Tractor Club.

***No Sunday Lunch Buffet***

Enjoy fresh homemade waffles at the MHV booth on Steinbach's Main Street.

Take dad out for a Mennonite feast at the Livery Barn Restaurant.

Canada Day opening ceremony and birthday cake. Enjoy tours, entertainment, rides, and lunch in the Livery Barn Restaurant.

For children ages 5 - 7

Relive our Mennonite past through pioneer activities, steam powered threshing, music and lots of good food! Our biggest event of the year!

For children ages 8 - 10

Register early to enjoy a round of golf with your friends. Lunch, prizes, and dinner included. Call for more details.

Current Exhibits

Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote

May 19, 2017 to June 19, 2017
Gerhard Ens Gallery

Outlines the historical context of the Suffragist movement and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Manitoba women winning the right to vote.

Calendar of Events

Visitors are welcome to enjoy a self-guided tour.
Please allow 1½ to 2 hours to benefit from the full experience.

On event days, and on certain other days when they have been arranged in advance, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides are available on the village grounds. (Rides can be prearranged for special occasions, groups or tours)

We encourage people to enjoy their experience with us but to work with us to assure safety and the preservation of our museum. We ask you to refrain from smoking except in designated areas and to work with us in matters of safety.