At our AGM this month I introduced our new sound board by saying, “If you don’t like what you hear we can now turn it off wirelessly,” which I proceeded to do with my iPhone.
Last week we (the Mennonite Heritage Village) hosted our Annual General Meeting. AGM isn’t an exciting title for an event is it? All three of those words are ordinary – put them all together and you have sublime mundanity.
Recently some Mennonite Heritage Village staff had the privilege of attending a Winnipeg Foundation event that included two high-profile Indigenous speakers. We listened to hopeful words and examples of how reconciliation can happen in our country.
When we talk about the work of Mennonite Heritage Village in public, we often focus on the good: new acquisitions in our artefact collection, upcoming exhibits, exciting Festival Days, new programs for visitors and students alike, and how the museum functions as a community meeting place to bring people together.
One of the most vital roles parents and elders have in a society is to pass on the stories of their family and their tribe. Some cultures do this very well, but some cultures have become ashamed or apathetic about it.
Who is your hero? Is it someone who knows and loves you or someone who wouldn’t even notice you in the room? Our world has many superficial heroes that are big with flair, but small in character.
One of my favourite parts of reading a newspaper is the ‘flashback’ segment. ‘Flashbacks’ allow us to see how far we have come or changed.
Recently my friend shared some of the things people say when he tells them he’s a curator and works at a museum.
My first week as Executive Director is complete and another has begun – I am excited to be a part of it all.