News

By Barry Dyck
A New Season
The ending of our summer season marks the beginning of a new and different season of activity at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). Although our outdoor village and the Livery Barn Restaurant are now closed until May 1, 2017, we want everyone to know that... more

By Alexandra Kroeger

It's been a busy summer season in the Curatorial Department at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). We opened the first of our two temporary exhibits, Beyond Tradition: The Lives of Mennonite Women, in early June, but then uninstalled it so we could open a traveling... more

By Barry Dyck

“Who are your parents?”
When I am introduced to people who have a few more years behind their belts than I do, I’m frequently asked that question we’ve likely all been asked at one time or another: “So who are your parents?” And because I grew up in the Burwalde... more

By Barry Dyck

Volunteerism
Our Education Program’s summer staff members, Jaycia Koop and Nia Rogers, have completed their work at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) for the 2016 season. Both are students so are back at school. They served MHV very capably and adapted well to our... more

By Barry Dyck

Fall on the Farm
The last “festival” event of our 2016 season has now taken place at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). After our Canada Day celebrations, then Pioneer Days on the August long weekend, Fall on the Farm has once again completed our trio of annual MHV... more

By Barry Dyck

Signature Museums
This week a couple of my online news feeds informed me that the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has been appointed to the province’s Signature Museums Program. This program, administered by the Historic Resources Branch of the Department of... more

By Barry Dyck

Signature Museums
This week a couple of my online news feeds informed me that the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has been appointed to the province’s Signature Museums Program. This program, administered by the Historic Resources Branch of the Department of... more

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

This summer we were pleased to accept into our collection three models built by Harold Fast. About thirty years ago, he made models of the houses his maternal grandparents and his wife's paternal grandparents built around Gruenfeld, Manitoba (now... more

By Barry Dyck

Along the Road to Freedom
On August 9 we celebrated the opening of our latest exhibit in the Gerhard Ens Gallery. Along the Road to Freedom is a collection of 26 paintings created by artist Ray Dirks, who is also the Curator at the Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery... more

By Barry Dyck

Alternative Service
Last weekend my family held our twenty-ninth annual family gathering at Clear Lake, in Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park. Our first gathering at this location took place in 1988 to celebrate my parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary. We... more

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