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By Barry Dyck

The Flag Story
Several years ago one of our faithful volunteers approached me on the grounds of the Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) and reported that our Union Jack flag at the Barkfield School was being flown upside down. This greatly concerned me, because I had... more

By Barry Dyck

It’s March!
I asked my colleagues at coffee break this morning if anyone had an idea for a Village News column. One of them astutely said, “Well, it’s March!” My first response was that I might need just a little more information to make this work. But I was left to... more

By Barry Dyck

Community Generosity
News stories in the Steinbach media this week reported that in 2015 Southeastern Manitoba communities have once again demonstrated particular generosity by way of charitable giving. According to a Steinbachonline article, there are nine... more

The Provisional Government of 1869-70, with Louis Riel in the middle. Photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, via Wikipedia.

By Alexandra Kroeger, MHV Assistant Curator

This week we have celebrated the life and death of one of Manitoba's most famous historical... more

By Barry Dyck

Opportunities at MHV
Contrary to possible assumptions, a museum is an exciting and meaningful place to work. There are numerous reasons why one might choose to become involved in the work of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV).
MHV is a place that tells... more

By Glen Klassen (MHV Board Member)

The Brandordnung Story
In July 1941 my dad was milking a cow in his barn in the Neuanlage settlement during a thunderstorm. Lightning struck the barn and shot down the metal stanchions, killing the cow outright and stunning Dad. We don’t know... more

By Barry Dyck

MHSC Meets in Winnipeg
“This feels just like our weather in southern Ontario,” stated one of the Executive Committee members of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada (MHSC). Winnipeg’s weather was mild and rainy, not what MHSC members have learned to expect... more

By Alexandra Kroeger

Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) is pleased to announce that we are installing a new exhibit in our Permanent Gallery. At long last, we are updating our world Mennonite membership map! This has been several years in the making, and we are so pleased that it is... more

By Barry Dyck

Strategic Priorities
In many respects it’s rather quiet at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) at this time of year. Tourists are spending time in warmer locations. Schools are busy in classrooms and are waiting for warmer weather to plan their field trips. Other than... more

By Barry Dyck

Five Hundred Years
Last Sunday the Steinbach Mennonite Brethren Church, my home congregation, celebrated its ninetieth anniversary. In providing the audience with a brief historical background of the church, Walter Fast referred back to the beginning of the... more

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