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By Barry Dyck

Century Farm
Both the Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) and Manitoba Agriculture, Food, and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) have “Centennial” or “Century Farm” programs to recognize farms which have been owned and operated by one family line for at least 100 years. I was... more

By Barry Dyck

New Water Feature
This column often addresses the value of having partnerships with various local clubs. Here’s another example of how this works.
Some months ago a member of the MHV Auxiliary informed me that the group wanted to provide MHV with a type of... more

By Barry Dyck

Canada Day a Success
The sun was warm, the wind was calm and the food was good. More than 2000 people came to enjoy Steinbach’s Canada Day festivities at Mennonite Heritage Village on July 1.
Many of our guests were experiencing their first visit to MHV.... more

By Al Hamm

The Steinbach Windmill
In a traditional Mennonite village, the windmill would be located at the end of the village main street, and if possible on a hill or ridge. Because it was such a tall building, it could be seen by all the villagers as well as farmers in the... more

By Barry Dyck

Summer in the City
Mennonite Heritage Village was once again active at Summer in the City with a Waffle Booth. When the MHV Auxiliary made the decision not to undertake such a large project at this time, our staff agreed to take it on and make it happen. We are... more

By Barry Dyck

A Busy Week
Last week was a busy and eventful week at Mennonite Heritage Village. The week started with The Lions Charity Car Show on Sunday. This is an annual event organized and hosted by a committee of the local Lions Club. We are always pleased when they choose... more

By Jessica McKague and Marigold Peters

New Exhibit – Windmills: Sailing the Skies
You are invited to the Grand Opening of Windmills: Sailing the Skies, an exhibit inspired by the symbol and spirit of the museum – our very own working windmill!
The Grand Opening will be... more

By Barry Dyck

New Photography Exhibit
The clarity with which Federico Buchbinder photographs texture, light, and colour is almost otherworldly, creating grandiose scenes of abandoned buildings against the prairie sky and breathing life into forgotten corners of rural homes.... more

By Bob Brandt and Barry Dyck

Tractor Club – By Bob Brandt
The Southeast Implement Collectors was started after we had an exploratory meeting in November 1999 to see if there would be enough interest to form a club to help preserve equipment used on the farm and stimulate interest... more

By Barry Dyck

Spring on the Farm
Monday, May 20, is Victoria Day. It’s also the day we celebrate Spring on the Farm at Mennonite Heritage Village and collaborate with the Southeast Implement Collectors in staging their annual Tractor Show. The gates will be open from 10:00 AM to... more

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