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By Jo-Ann Friesen, MHV Gift Shop Manager

Chicken Feathers
When I was a young girl, our family would travel bi-yearly to my mother’s homestead, located south of a small sleepy town in southern Saskatchewan. My grandparents had emigrated from the Ukraine when they were first... more

By Barry Dyck

Pioneer Days Reflections
It goes without saying that Pioneer Days is a signature festival for both Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) and the surrounding community. We enjoy serving guests from here in the Southeast and beyond. Our volunteers often tell us interesting... more

By Glen Klassen, MHV Board Member

Memories of C.U. (“Telephone”) Klassen
After my Dad retired from being a lineman at MTS, he became a Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) volunteer. His “schtick” was to make rope at the festival events. Being a life-long inventor of gadgets, he... more

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

At Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), we collect and exhibit objects that help us tell the story of Russian-descendant Mennonites. I am very used to accepting family heirlooms into our collection, but I never imagined that MHV would accept a piece... more

By Barry Dyck

Volunteerism
When I started my job at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) in 2009 I was introduced to five women who volunteered as our receptionists, each taking on that role one day a week. They would answer the phone, greet guests who came to visit the museum, and... more

By Roger Ginter

MHV “Home” For Staff
In my role as Office/Rental Manager here at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), I tend to be more personally involved with the business side of our facility than with the “museum” side of things, except to say that I am always proud of the work... more

By Alexandra Kroeger

Waldheim House
Our Waldheim House restoration project is nearing completion! As mentioned in previous articles, the logs, ceiling, roof structure, and interior of the house were restored over the winter by local contractor Walls that Speak. The thatching... more

By Barry Dyck

Canada 150
On Saturday, July 1, Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) will host our annual Canada Day festival in collaboration with the City of Steinbach. The unique part of this year’s national celebration is the special emphasis on Canada’s 150th anniversary of... more

By Barry Dyck

Campaign Update
In September 2015, Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) rolled out our continuing development initiative called Foundations for a Strong Future. This focused campaign is designed to address several of our museum’s more significant needs, apart from day-... more

By Barry Dyck

Tractor Weekend
For those of us who grew up on farms and drove tractors that were manufactured before about 1970, last weekend had a lot of nostalgia to offer. A Tractor Trek on June 10 and Tractor Show on June 11 kept vintage tractor enthusiasts quite occupied.... more

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