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: 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 Barry Dyck

Waffles & Vanilla Sauce
Our Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) Auxiliary has made MHV waffles and vanilla sauce popular here at the museum. This rare treat is typically served only on our festival days, such as Canada Day, Pioneer Days, and Fall on the Farm. So... more

By Dr. Lawrence Klippenstein (Board Member)

Midwives Among Non-Traditional Mennonite Women
At Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) we hope that many visitors will take a look at the latest exhibit in its Gerhard Ens Gallery, also known as the Temporary Gallery. It shines a spotlight... more

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Manitoba. Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) wanted to mark this occasion somehow, but we didn’t have enough content for a full exhibit; Mennonites had been disenfranchised for their... more

By Barry Dyck

Fundraising
Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) is a registered charity, so fundraising is a major activity for us. While we cover about 60% of our expenses with revenue from our own business entities – the Livery Barn Restaurant, Village Books and Gifts, facility... more

By Barry Dyck

Wills
On a recent road trip to a cabin in the Whiteshell, my wife and I reviewed our wills. This review was not in response to a terminal-illness diagnosis or a change in marital status or anything that significant. We simply had not looked at the document for about... more

The Village Voice

Upcoming Events

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

Relive your past through a variety of pioneer activities and demonstrations, steam powered threshing, music and entertainment, kid's activities daily, and lots of good food and fun! Our biggest event of the year!

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

Experience harvest work, steam powered threshing, a variety of pioneer demonstrations, hog butchering, music and entertainment, and lots of hearty food.

This fundraising event is in conjunction with Open Farm Day. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm on September 18, 2016. Dinner will be held in the auditorium this year. Seating is limited, reserve yours prior to September 9, 2016. Tickets are $30.

If you have volunteered at MHV this year, you are invited to attend. No formal invitations will be mailed or emailed.

Village grounds and Livery Barn Restaurant closed for the season.

Closed for Thanksgiving

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.