Black leather slippers, last worn in 1919, dirt still covering the soles, what a story they have to tell!
Andrea Dyck, curator at the MHV, stopped by the AM1250 studio this morning to talk about the theme of their new exhibit and to share a story. David and Katharina Dyck were wealthy Mennonite estate owners in Russia and in 1919 were shot in their home by thieves. The dirt on the slippers that were worn by Katharina the night she died is from that estate and connects them to that place. There are many more stories to tell and many more artifacts to see and they're all a part of the latest exhibit at the MHV. Listen to AM1250's Michelle Sawatzky's conversation with Andrea in the AM1250 Audio Vault. History coming to life at the Mennonite Heritage Village.