The Mennonite Heritage Village and Museum is gearing up for their 2017 season! Joanne Friesen stopped by to chat about all of the neat, unique items that museum patrons will be able to purchase in the MHV's General Store this year, along with a little bit of the history surrounding the first General Store that was built in Steinbach.
Klaus Reimer built the first store in 1884 so that residents of Steinbach wouldn't need to travel all the way to Winnipeg for food and supplies that they couldn't grow or build themselves. Joanne says, "The store would have sold everything from harness and hardware, to dry goods."
The General Store is currently taking applications from local artisans/crafters who would like to sell their items during the upcoming season. With more than 40,000 visitors to the museum annually, this is a great opportunity! Application deadline is February 1st, and Joanne invites those with any further questions to contact her at the MHV directly.
Now.........bring on spring!