News

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

By Jessica McKague

Field Work
The spectacle of the threshing demonstration, with the steam engine roaring and golden straw flying through the air, sparks interest and a crowd of spectators on festival days at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). And it’s no wonder. Seeing the... more

By Barry Dyck

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers enrich any community. It’s been quite a while since we last wrote about volunteer opportunities at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). These opportunities change somewhat with the seasons. Summer provides many opportunities for... more

By Jessica McKague

New Donations
New donations add to our collection of artifacts and our collection of stories. The stories are often as interesting as the artifacts. Here are a couple of those stories.
Burial Frock
Some of the artifacts donated to Mennonite... more

By Barry Dyck

Pioneer Days a Success
Pioneer Days, the Signature Festival of Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), was successful in a number of respects. Attendance at this four-day event was up for the fourth consecutive year. Just less than 6900 guests chose to participate in the... more

By Jessica McKague

Player Piano Restoration
For the very first time at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), visitors will get a chance to listen to our newly restored player piano during Pioneer Days! Player pianos have captured the imagination of so many listeners over the years,... more

By Barry Dyck

Foundations for a Strong Future
Healthy organizations spend a significant amount of time anticipating and planning for the future. This planning is likely to be more effective when the leaders of the organization understand and build on its foundations. At Mennonite... more

By Barry Dyck

West Reserve 140th Anniversary
The first Mennonites to come from Russia to Canada arrived in Southeastern Manitoba in 1874, in the area then known as the East Reserve and today as the Rural Municipality of Hanover. This is one of the reasons why the Mennonite... more

By Barry Dyck

Exhibit Opening
An intriguing new exhibit has recently been assembled in the Gerhard Ens Gallery at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). In keeping with our theme for 2015, this exhibit has been named Mennonite Food: Tastes in Transition. The public is invited to... more

141 Years in Canada
Swiss Mennonites arrived in Canada long before Confederation. As far back as 1785 these Mennonites were making their way from Pennsylvania to present-day Ontario. The Russian Mennonites on the other hand arrived in Southeastern Manitoba in 1874, seven years after... more

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