February 15-21 was Heritage week in Canada. Here are two great paragraphs from the National Trust of Canada on why to celebrate our places of heritage:
At the Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) we are currently developing a ‘MHV and Well-being’ plan which will include community partners, programming, site use and promotion.
There are certain words that most of us view as positive. Family and legacy are two of them, however, they can both be negative. There are negative legacies and bad families, but closer to the matter is not sinister intent, but a lack of meaning, purpose and care.
Over the past few months, the curatorial department has been busy getting ready for the new temporary exhibit, “Mennonites at War”.
It is now January and the Mennonite Heritage Village is hosting our auditor, preparing to send out our donations receipts and making our plans for the months ahead. The staff are also busy preparing their budgets for 2021.
History is often ugly. To ignore the ugly bits and glorify the triumphal parts leads to a distortion of the truth and a blindness to our own sorted past.
One day when I was ten my father came home from work and instead of working some more in his shop he came in to the house and told me to get my skates.
Christmas is about celebrating a Gift that keeps giving, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about how we can all give gifts that keep giving.
At this time last year, we could not have foreseen the kind of year 2020 would be. While it is generally the case that we cannot see the future and, if anything is certain, it is that we never do really know what life has in store for us, 2020 was a uniquely challenging year for individuals and organizations alike.
I (Barry Dyck) met Seaton Coleman shortly after starting my job at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) in 2009. One pleasure of working at the museum was meeting people from all over the world, and another was getting to know a lot of local people through their support for MHV.