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Milestone Creeps Closer For MHV

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Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach has not yet been around 49 years, and yet plans are already in the works for the 50th anniversary. The event will happen in 2014.

Executive Director Barry Dyck says each year the museum holds an Advisory Council meeting. These meetings always have one specific agenda item and this year the topic of discussion centered around their 50th anniversary. That meeting took place in late November.

Dyck admits it took some mulling over from the board to decide exactly which year their 50th anniversary should be held. What needed to be considered was whether the anniversary would be celebrated fifty years after the museum was "conceived" or fifty years after the museum was "born."

"At the end of the day, the board decided that incorporation date was probably as reasonable as any," notes Dyck. "And so MHV was incorporated, albeit under a different name, in 1964. And so 2014 would mark fifty years of operation as an incorporated village museum."

Dyck says their 50th anniversary celebration will be significant. "We would like to put a lot of thought and effort into it," he says. Dyck says they want to get a jumpstart on planning, in case there are well known speakers or artists that need to be invited.

Details from last month's meeting have not been disclosed but Dyck says he anticipates their celebration will not only be a one day event. In fact he envisions the milestone will be commemorated throughout the year at their events. "But I would also anticipate that there would be an event of some climax that would be planned and delivered where we would know that now we are celebrating our fiftieth anniversary and it would be a notable celebration," he says.

Dyck is hopeful whatever type of event is planned that it will draw people from far and wide. "There have been a lot of people involved with Mennonite Heritage Village over the years in terms of staff, in terms of many, many volunteers, in terms of supporters of a variety of things," he says. "We would like to see these people have the opportunity to come and celebrate with us."

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