Welcome

The Mennonite Heritage Village brings to life the Mennonite way of life from the 16th century to present day.

Our forty acre (17 hectare) site spreads out from a village street, in a pattern reminiscent of Mennonite villages found throughout Southern Manitoba at the turn of the century. The north side of the street illustrates the early settlement buildings while the south side shows the gradual shift to various business enterprises.

The Village Centre, open year-around, features galleries that tell the story of Mennonite faith and culture through the centuries.
Books, art, collectibles and souvenirs are available at the Gift and Book Shop located in the main building. Local hand crafted items are a popular attraction in the General Store.

Mennonite Heritage Village exists to preserve and share the Mennonite heritage and illustrate a traditional way of life that has all but disappeared.

We hope you enjoy your visit with us.

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 22, 2012 to January 6, 2013

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 Barry Dyck

The Stories
Around 120 guests enjoyed MHV Story Night, the fourth of our monthly 50th Anniversary events, on Friday, April 4. For those who were unable to attend, here are brief highlights of the stories told that evening. Michelle Sawatzky, co-host of AM 1250’s... more

By Barry Dyck

Stories
What is the first story you remember hearing as a child? Which storybook do you remember with fondness from your childhood? What stories have you enjoyed telling your children, your grandchildren or your nieces and nephews? How do you prefer your stories –... more

By Roxanna Martens & Nita Wiebe

What’s cooking? We are!
NEW!
We are excited about recent changes to our lovely little gift shop, Village Books & Gifts! Our spring inventory is slowly coming in, and we are expanding our kitchenware section. We now carry Chef’s Choice... more

By Barry Dyck

Founders Night
The next event in our series of 50th Anniversary celebrations is Founders Night, which takes place on Saturday, March 22, at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). This will be a celebration of the people who had the vision and... more

By Barry Dyck

New Curator
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Dyck to the position of Curator at Mennonite Heritage Village. This appointment is effective immediately. Jessica McKague continues in her role as Assistant Curator, bringing continuity to our... more

The Village Voice

Upcoming Events

In Auditorium. An informational evening for new and current volunteers.

Outdoor village and Livery Barn Restaurant open for the season.

Please see attached poster for more details!

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

Celebrate our 50th Anniversary Spring on the Farm with us at the village with a tractor parade, tractor games, pioneer demonstrations and delicious Mennonite food!

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

5th Annual MHV/Eden Foundation

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

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

"Indulge Your Senses"

Garden Tour & Tea
Garden Tours at 10 - 4 pm

Tea & MHV garden tour 2 - 4 pm

Ticket price $20. Please call 204-326-9661 for more details.

Current Exhibits

The Mennonite Heritage Village at 50

February 3, 2014 to December 31, 2014
The Auditorium Gallery

This exhibit will explore the fifty years of the museum, with all its changes, thousands of volunteers, and hundreds of thousands of visitors.
You'll be amazed at how we've grown!

A Growing Community Collection, 50 Years

February 3, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Gerhard Ens Gallery

In 2014 the Mennonite Heritage Village celebrates its 50th Anniversary. We thought we should exhibit our collection of nearly 16,000 artifacts! We're going all out, and we're going to pack our Gerhard Ens Gallery with a pile of great pieces with fascinating stories. After all, this exhibit is about collecting, and we've been doing this for 50 years. We can't fit them all, but we can sure try.

Oil Paintings by William A. Treble

March 3, 2014 to May 30, 2014
Art Hall

Self-Taught in the media of oil, watercolour, pencil, ink, pastel, and wood sculpture, William A. Treble has also worked in graphic design and architecture/interior design in projects such as the Commerce Court windows, Hamilton City Hall office, and the Waterloo College Engineering Building windows. Treble has also worked on the scenery for several stage operettas, and is the illustrator of the book "Entopia".

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.