News

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

By Barry Dyck

Open for Business
Opening day for our outdoor village and the Livery Barn Restaurant (LBR) seemed to come upon us rather quickly this spring. Similarly, Week One of the new season has quickly and not-so-quietly made its way into our “history books,” likely due to... more

By Barry Dyck

Spring
Spring has always been my favourite season. The longer daylight hours, warming temperatures, white snow being replaced by green grass, and bird-song enhancing the stillness of the evening are all uplifting indicators. We are reassured that our world will not... more

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

After a busy winter at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), we in the Curatorial Department are gearing up for a busy spring. This week we're cleaning the outdoor village from top to bottom and setting up the items that go back into each building... more

By Jo-Ann Friesen

Take a minute to discover Steinbach’s best kept secret: Village Books & Gifts at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). We are open in the Village Centre year round, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekdays, extending to include weekends during May through September. So you have no... more

By Anne Toews

In less than a month our Village will open for the summer season. By now we are busy hiring summer staff for different areas of the museum. That also means we will start recruiting volunteers to help with various tasks in the Village and the office. We cannot function... more

By Barry Dyck

Spring at the Museum
For the last three years, our Spring on the Farm festival on Victoria Day has suffered severely due to inclement weather. Last year the weather was so bad we actually cancelled the event. It had snowed overnight, and there was ice on the walk to... more

By Alexandra Kroeger, Assistant Curator

It's that time of year again - Spring Break, yes, but it's also #MuseumWeek. According to the #MuseumWeek website, this is a "worldwide cultural event" on Twitter (as you could probably tell by the hashtag), where museums around the world... more

By Barry Dyck

Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) was held on Tuesday, March 22, at the museum. This meeting, required by law, provides members the opportunity to hear about museum events and activities, evaluate the success... more

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