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Mennonite Heritage Village Inc.
231 PTH 12 N
Steinbach MB  R5G 1T8

Region: Eastern
Primary Phone: 204-326-9661

Email: Email Now
Website: www.mennoniteheritagevillage.com

Admission: $12.00 Adults; $10.00 Seniors and Students, $6.00 Children. FREE for Children 5 and Under

Regular Hours:
May - September: Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM Thursday 9 AM to 8 PM Sundays 11:30 AM to 5 PM

Off Season Hours:
October through April: Tuesday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM *Outdoor buildings are closed

About the Museum:

Mennonite Heritage Village (Canada) Inc. focuses on commemorating individuals and events in Russian Mennonite history from 1525 to present. Some of the main features include: early homes, house-barns, blacksmith shop, general store, churches, schools, windmill, and a tractor and transportation exhibit. Mennonite Heritage Village also rents its unique facilities to the general public for: weddings/wedding photos, family photos, nature photography, conferences, meetings, concerts, etc. Call for more information.

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Museum Events:

September 13 @ 7:00pm - Kairos Blanket Exercise
 
The Kairos Blanket Exercise (KBE) is developed in collaboration with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and educators, and is an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.
 
During this workshop, participants walk on blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. They are guided by trained facilitators, including an Indigenous Elder, who cover pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization, resistance and much more. Participants read scrolls and respond to cues in the script. The KBE concludes with a debriefing, conducted as a talking circle.
 
All participants should bring along a blanket that can be laid on the floor and walked on in socks or bare feet. Participants will be asked to remove their shoes and are welcome to bring slippers if desired. Limited spots available. To register, call 204-326-9661 or visit www.mhv.ca
 
September 27 @ 7:00pm - Leaving Canada Speaker Series (webinar)

For the fourth installment of the “Leaving Canada” speaker series, Andrea Klassen, senior curator of Mennonite Heritage Village, will explore the interactions between Mennonite colonists in northern Mexico and their Mexican neighbours as depicted in the immigrant newspaper Die Steinbach Post. Drawing on her study of letters published in the Post from Mennonites in Mexico to their relatives and friends in Canada between 1922 and 1967, Klassen will describe how Mennonite encounters with their neighbours – in the marketplace, in conflicts with thieves and the state, and through informal relationships between individuals – had the effect of creating a cohesive religious and cultural identity and strengthening Mennonites’ self-perception as an ethnic minority living on foreign soil.

This is an online event (a Zoom webinar). Register to attend through the form on this page, September 27, at 7 pm CDT. Click here to register.

September 29 @ 7:00pm - Unpacking the Doctrine of Discovery with Josh Dueck

The Doctrine of Discovery has become a buzzword in the media and in conversations connected to Truth and Reconciliation. This evening’s conversation will unpack this and better equip Settler-Canadians in more thoroughly understanding how historic wrongs (including the church) have created present barriers for Indigenous people. It will challenge us to consider what our next steps are towards meaningful reconciliation.

September 30 - National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
MHV will be open on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. There will be free admission and handouts for a self-guided reconciling history walking tour. Visitors are also encouraged to visit the Dirk Willems Peace Garden and take time to reflect and pray for the healing for our nation throughout the day.

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The Association of Manitoba Museums acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.