The Peters Barn

The Peters Barn stood in the village of Vollwerk (now Mitchell, Manitoba) for 121 years, withstanding the wind and cold and providing the Peters’ family with a setting for their livelihood for many decades. In May, 2006 the barn was moved to the Mennonite Heritage Village, just days before it was set to be demolished by fire on May 31, 2006. This barn and others like it are part of an ancient building tradition spanning a dozen centuries in the lowland countries of Northern Europe.