In Shakespeare’s famous play, when Macbeth hears that Lady Macbeth has just committed suicide, he cries out that his life is “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
Mennonite Heritage Village held this year’s Fall on the Farm festival on Monday, September 4. This annual Labour Day event concludes our series of summer festivals.
Looking back on previous Village News columns, I see that the curatorial staff at Mennonite Heritage Village write a lot about upcoming exhibits and new artifacts, but we don’t often write about what else we do behind the scenes.
Mennonite Heritage Village is marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada through our theme for 2017, “Storied Places,” which explores the connection people have with their “place.”
When I was a young girl, our family would travel bi-yearly to my mother’s homestead, located south of a small sleepy town in southern Saskatchewan.
It goes without saying that Pioneer Days is a signature festival for both Mennonite Heritage Village and the surrounding community. We enjoy serving guests from here in the Southeast and beyond.
After my Dad retired from being a lineman at MTS, he became a Mennonite Heritage Village volunteer. His “schtick” was to make rope at the festival events.
At Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), we collect and exhibit objects that help us tell the story of Russian-descendant Mennonites.
When I started my job at Mennonite Heritage Village in 2009 I was introduced to five women who volunteered as our receptionists, each taking on that role one day a week.