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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

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

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