Recently, I had the privilege of talking with Cliff and Wilma Derksen. I don’t remember a lot from my early years of life, but I do remember sitting on my yellow school bus at 8am when my neighbourhood friend got on and asked if I had heard the news.
Thanksgiving is upon us! What a challenging year it has been so far, but it is always good to rejoice and give thanks when we can.
While this summer has been an unusual one at the museum, the curatorial department has used the opportunity of the break in the regular summer routine to focus on some major collections-based projects.
The Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) is a museum that is now engaging more in the promotion of peace and improving society’s wellbeing.
Fall Suppers are a great time for family and community to come together. As a kid, I fondly remember running around in the Friedensfeld Hall – my growing stomach had never experienced all-you-can-eat turkey and lemon pie.
While I don’t believe we should keep a legalistic tab of what we do for other people and ensuring that we get our dues back from them; I do believe it is good to be our brother’s-keeper, which actually means our world’s-keeper.
It has been four months that we have been without a Development Coordinator at the Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV). Needing to reduce expenses because of COVID-19, there was no rush to hire a new one.
Early in 1972 Mennonite Central Committee made the decision to reduce its overseas shipments of used clothing and household goods and women at home took action.