News

By Jaycia Koop, Education Program Coordinator

This year’s first session of Pioneer Day Camp at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) was a great success! The camp ran July 11-15 for 5- to 8-year-olds. Each day, all participants were able to dress up in costumes that we have here at the... more

By Barry Dyck

Museum Governance
It is not uncommon to be asked, “Who owns Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV)?” This is a reasonable question, in light of the size and complexity of our museum and the fact that museums are often owned by municipal governments. However, MHV is... more

By Barry Dyck

Faith and History
We are grateful for the many generous financial donations we have been receiving recently. This week one of those gifts was accompanied by a card in which the donor expressed gratitude for the work we do at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) and... more

Agnes (Fast) Anderson, in carriage to the left, and siblings, unknown date. Photo courtesy of Preservings magazine.

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

As you might have heard, we opened our new exhibit, Beyond Tradition: The Lives of Mennonite Women, on Monday, June 13th in... more

By Barry Dyck

Waffles & Vanilla Sauce
Our Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) Auxiliary has made MHV waffles and vanilla sauce popular here at the museum. This rare treat is typically served only on our festival days, such as Canada Day, Pioneer Days, and Fall on the Farm. So... more

By Dr. Lawrence Klippenstein (Board Member)

Midwives Among Non-Traditional Mennonite Women
At Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) we hope that many visitors will take a look at the latest exhibit in its Gerhard Ens Gallery, also known as the Temporary Gallery. It shines a spotlight... more

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Manitoba. Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) wanted to mark this occasion somehow, but we didn’t have enough content for a full exhibit; Mennonites had been disenfranchised for their... more

By Barry Dyck

Fundraising
Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) is a registered charity, so fundraising is a major activity for us. While we cover about 60% of our expenses with revenue from our own business entities – the Livery Barn Restaurant, Village Books and Gifts, facility... more

By Barry Dyck

Wills
On a recent road trip to a cabin in the Whiteshell, my wife and I reviewed our wills. This review was not in response to a terminal-illness diagnosis or a change in marital status or anything that significant. We simply had not looked at the document for about... more

By Barry Dyck

Manitoba Day
One of the important things I learned when I came to work at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) in 2009 is that Manitoba celebrates its “birthday” on May 12 every year, and that this celebratory day is designated as Manitoba Day. I also found out that... more

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