Danielle Unett at the Blumenhof site.

For the next 6 weeks this blog with be priveledged to have a guest author. Danielle Unett is going into her fourth year of studies at the University of Winnipeg, with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Classical Studies. She is participating in her second archaeological dig at the site of the former village of Blumenhof this summer through the Mennonite Heritage Village. Danielle will be submitting daily blogs on the dig which is currently underway.

This year's excavation is being conducted as a University of Winnipeg field studies class under the direction of our Senior Curator, Roland Sawatzky, and Val McKinley from the Department of Anthropology at the U of W. We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with the university in this ongoing archeological research.

Welcome to the blog, Danielle.

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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.