MHV is planning to offer Creating Living Legacies, a family-history workshop, in July of this year. This program is intended for people who are interested in writing family stories. Joanne Klassen and Eleanor Hildebrand Chornoboy have created the workshop to provide tools and inspiration to aspiring family historians.

Creating Living Legacies will be offered as a Friday evening and Saturday event. It will take place at the museum and will allow participants the opportunity to wander through the buildings and other exhibits, exposing them to artifacts that will hopefully inspire stories from their own history. A Livery Barn Restaurant meal, a behind-the-scenes tour of our lab and artifacts storage, and exposure to the Grandma genealogy database will be part of the package.

We will invite registrations when more of the details have been defined. Watch the events calendar on our website at for the specific date and time. 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.