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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

By Barry Dyck

2016 in Review
As is usually the case at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), 2016 was a good year in some respects and a difficult year in others.
Exhibits
The Gerhard Ens gallery exhibits were highlights for us. Our curatorial staff created a wonderful... more

A Virtual Collection project manager Anikó Szabó and MHV’s Assistant Curator Alexandra Kroeger putting the pendulum on one of MHV’s Mandtler clocks.

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

The Curatorial Department at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) recently participated in a... more

By Glen Klassen (MHV Board Member)

The Clear Springs Settlers
*When Dominion surveyor Thomas Cheesman was laying out Township 7-6E in 1872, he found three cabins already there on uncharted bushland. One of them, perched on the bank of a small creek, belonged to Thomas and... more

By Barry Dyck

Winter in Burwalde
Regular readers of this column will recall that I spent the first 20 years of my life in the Burwalde School District between Winkler and Morden. The Dead Horse Creek runs through that area and was a source of great entertainment for me during... more

By Barry Dyck

Museum Challenges
Every morning I receive an email from a clipping service at the Canadian Museums Association providing me with museum-related articles from various media sources. One of this week’s articles was about the Philip J. Curry Dinosaur Museum in Northern... more

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