In the 1920s, nearly 8,000 Mennonites left Canada for Mexico and Paraguay in search of a new home that would give them the freedom, which they felt Canada no longer could.
“What mean these stones” is a poetic phrase that looms large across the doorway to our galleries at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV).
Our Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) Auxiliary has made MHV waffles and vanilla sauce popular here at the museum. This rare treat is typically served only on our festival days, such as Canada Day, Pioneer Days, and Fall on the Farm.
This week I had a fascinating discussion with my parents (who were born in the early 1930s) about their experiences with neighbours. At the Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), we love recreating the village experience of old when neighbours were helpers.
For those who grew up on farms and drove tractors that were manufactured before 1970, Mennonite Heritage Village’s (MHV) Tractor Trek offers a lot of nostalgia.
I know it has been a slow start to Spring, but I hope your life is filling up with good plans and projects. At the Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV), we are expecting one of our busiest years ever.
Most of us come from a long line of farmers. However, the current working generation might be the first one where the majority of us have ceased living directly from the land.
Do you know how to move from plan A to plan B graciously? Or do you resist change, like the Mennonites in 1920s Russia who only left the comfort of home when soldiers were on their way to their village?
The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is providing a 50% rebate on several hotels and museums (including the Mennonite Heritage Village – MHV) until May 16th.