MHV could not survive without volunteers. Here are a number of areas in which we could currently use volunteer help:

Our last festival of the summer, “Fall on the Farm,” is coming up on Labour Day and will again require over a hundred volunteers. The deck of the windmill and the fence along the walk up to the windmill need fresh paint, as does the trim on the Village Centre. We have trucks, tractors and other equipment that need to be restored and would make great projects for retired mechanics. We would like to see one of our platform plows fixed so that the Steam Club could hitch their steamer to it for a great (and somewhat unique) plowing demonstration. We need a videographer to make some short videos of MHV and its activities for posting on blog sites, Facebook and Youtube. The Peters Barn still needs a lot of work; it would be great to have a crew of carpenters offering a Saturday or two to make progress on that restoration project. Our outdoor oven needs some concrete repair. Is there someone with that skill who would be willing to volunteer some time for that repair?

If you want to volunteer in any of the above areas, please call 326-9661 and let us know. We’ll be sure that you make contact with the right person. 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.