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
  • To engage future generations
  • To be a world class tourist attraction
  • To provide quality education related to our mission
  • To achieve financial health
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: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: noon to 5 pm

July - August:

Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: noon to 6 pm

October- April

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Outdoor buildings are closed.*

December 25, 2015 to January 11, 2016

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 Andrea Dyck

Last week, MHV had the opportunity to host the 8th Annual Biomass Workshop, organized by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and presented by the Manitoba Bioenergy and Bioproducts Team.
As part of an agenda packed with presentations about... more

By Barry Dyck

South Eastman Rotary Club Sponsors MHV Windmill
It was my privilege to address the South Eastman Rotary Club at their recent meeting in Steinbach. The club is a long-time supporter of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV).
Besides renting the auditorium in our... more

By Lawrence Klippenstein

“West Reserve” is the term traditionally used for the area of southern Manitoba first settled by Mennonites from Russia when they arrived in 1875 and later. It included seventeen townships of land arranged just west of the Red River along the US-Canada border,... more

By Andrea Dyck

What’s so funny?
Although it is a little quieter during the winter months while the village is closed and under a blanket of snow, I’ve learned over my first year here that life at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) is always interesting. As a curator, one of the fun... more

By Barry Dyck

Founders and Builders
Last winter, as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we organized and hosted an evening to celebrate the Founders and Builders of MHV. This event was planned and chaired by Dr. John J. Friesen, a longtime supporter of Mennonite Heritage... more

The Village Voice

Upcoming Events

Take Mom or Grandma out for a Mennonite feast at the Livery Barn Restaurant

Celebrate spring with us at the Village with a tractor show and parade, tractor games, pioneer demonstrations and delicious Mennonite food!

Featuring: Sisters of the Holy Rock

5th Annual MHV/Eden Tractor Trek fundraiser. Register a tractor and enjoy a leisurely ride through the countryside with friends.

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

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

Special Canada Day ceremony and birthday cake. Enjoy tours and lunch in the Livery Barn Restaurant.

Current Exhibits

A Growing Community Collection: 50 Years

January 1, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Gerhard Ens Gallery

Mennonite Heritage Village at 50

January 1, 2015 to June 1, 2015
The Auditorium Gallery

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.