Monument to Mennonite Women

In daily pioneer life, the Mennonite woman was involved in all areas - from child rearing and education and preparation of food, to hauling lumber for construction and dealing with farmyard emergencies. In addition, many women served as midwives and undertook funeral preparation throughout their communities.

Always, the Mennonite woman was the ‘rock’ of the family and her home. In 1985, the Ladies Auxiliary dedicated this large fieldstone (conveniently in the shape of home baked bread or “bultje”) to the Mennonite Pioneer Women. This monument was meant to honor the contributions made by women in the past and be an inspiration to women today, from all walks of life.