Adrienne Dewsberry 2015 09 21


New Assistant Curator

   We would like to wish Jessica all the best in her future endeavours. We have appreciated the joy and energy she has brought to our team. Jessica’s work has been characterized by a high degree of professionalism in her maintenance of the museum’s artifact collection and care of our heritage buildings; creativity and resourcefulness in researching and preparing exhibits; and enthusiasm in sharing the Russian Mennonite story with our museum’s guests. She will be missed, and our warm wishes go with her as she leaves MHV this week to pursue new adventures and further studies.

   To fill the vacancy created by Jessica’s departure, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Adrienne Dewsberry, who takes over as our new Assistant Curator this week. Adrienne brings to the position a background in history, archeology, and museum studies, with experience in various types of museum facilities. She worked at Fort William Historical Park, an open-air historic site in Thunder Bay, for over 8 years. She also completed her practicum for her museum training at Lougheed House Museum, a National and Provincial Historic Site in Calgary, Alberta, this last summer. We are delighted to welcome Adrienne to the MHV team.

About the Author

Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.