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By Barry Dyck

MHV Book Wins Excellence Award
On October 2, 2015, Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) received the Award of Excellence in the Research and Publications category at the annual awards banquet of the Association of Manitoba Museums. This is a significant award, as it... more

By Barry Dyck

Village Books and Gifts
One of the strategic priorities of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) is Education. It is important to us that our guests, regardless of age or ethnicity, learn about history, be it Mennonite history or pioneer history, when they visit our... more

By Barry Dyck

Historical Atlas
If you’re like me, the mention of a “historical atlas” likely conjures up images of very old, difficult-to-recognize, black-and-white maps bound in a nondescript soft cover. The authors of the newly published Historical Atlas of the East Reserve... more

By Barry Dyck

Volunteers
What would the operations of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) look like without volunteers? Who would make the famous MHV waffles and the white sauce that goes with them? How would the grass on our yard be kept trimmed and neat? Who would pick, cut and... more

By Andrea Dyck

Conservation of Blumenhof Shoes
Over the course of four summers (2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012), Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), under the leadership of its former curator, Dr. Roland Sawatzky, partnered with the University of Winnipeg on an archaeology project at... more

By Barry Dyck

The Waldheim House
The Waldheim House is our oldest heritage building and the first one brought to this site. It was built around 1876 by Julius Dyck in the village of Waldheim, Manitoba, three miles south of Morden. The house was dismantled a few years later and... more

By Jessica McKague

Outdoor Signage Project
The traditional layout and historic buildings at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) create a spirit of place quite unlike any other. Every effort is made to make visitors feel as though they have stepped out of the contemporary and into an... more

Supper From the Field
On Sunday, September 20, Manitobans are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Open Farm Day, an initiative of Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development. Numerous farms in the province will open their doors and gates to the public to give people the... more

By Barry Dyck

Refugees
Syria and its refugee crisis have been prominent in the news of late. Because of atrocities taking place in that country, many of its residents have fled to find homes in a number of European countries. It seems to me that conditions in my home country... more

By Barry Dyck

Fundraising
While Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) earns approximately 60% of its revenue from our own business units (such as the Livery Barn Restaurant, Village Books and Gifts, MHV facility rentals, and admission sales), the remaining 40% of our expense budget... more

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