The time has come to pass the torch, hand over the keys, change the sign on the office door, or whatever other metaphor one might apply to the situation.
In my younger years I had little or no interest in history, be it Canadian history, Mennonite history or any other history. I suspect my high-school history teacher may have sadly noted my apparent apathy.
Think of your favourite things. Excluding people or places, like your favourite café or park, think about the objects that fill the spaces in which you live and make a list of your top ten.
These three words have at least three things in common at Mennonite Heritage Village. They are all old farm implements in our machinery collection.
Many years ago, the chairperson of my church’s finance committee told our gathered membership that he had not purchased new shoes for his presentation of the proposed new budget, but he had at least polished them.
About once a year, the curatorial department at Mennonite Heritage Village devotes a week or two to one of our favourite parts of our job: cleaning. No, I’m not kidding.
While not everything we did at Mennonite Heritage Village in 2018 went according to plan, we had numerous highlights in various areas of our work.
Time passed by until one crisp wintery day near Christmas in 1957 young Larry Almon and his sister Rebecca Ann, living in Steinbach, took their toboggan and walked to Bush Farm where their grandparents, John C. Reimers, now lived. John C.
The winter winds of 1885 blew cold over the Manitoba prairie, Klass Reimer hurried into his little store on Main Street situated just east of the present corner of Reimer and Main Streets in Steinbach. This was Steinbach’s first store.