It was in 1788 when Mennonites first migrated from Prussia to what was then known as New Russia and is today part of Ukraine. Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) board member, Dr. Lawrence Klippenstein has given leadership to the planning of a weekend event to celebrate this significant 225th anniversary.

The celebrations on Saturday, November 15 will take place at the Mennonite Heritage Centre on the campus of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Presenters will include Dr. John J. Friesen, Dr. Harvey G. Plett, Dr. Mark Jantzen and Dr. Peter Letkemann, Dr. Lawrence Klippenstein and Edwin Hoeppner. Admission for the day will be $20.

Celebrations will continue in the Mennonite Heritage Village Auditorium in Steinbach on Sunday night from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. The evening will include music by The Carillons, a presentation by Len Loeppky on his May, 2014 tour of Poland and Ukraine, an update on the work of MHV by Executive Director, Barry Dyck, and refreshments. Admission for the evening is $15. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

About the Author

Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.