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Film Night

ManitobaSteinbach 231 PTH 12N Mennonite Heritage Village Museum
25 Nov. 2021
07:30 PM
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Event Description

Film Night – Volendam: A Refugee Story
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm $10
The MHV Auxiliary is hosting a film night on November 25th. The film shown will be Volendam: A Refugee Story by Refuge 31 Films. Director Andrew Wall will be on hand to discuss the filming of the story.

A feature documentary examining the story of the Russian Mennonite refugees who fled west with the retreating German Army during World War Two, desperate to escape the horror of Stalin’s Soviet Union.

The Mennonites, with no where to go, would end up stranded in refugee camps throughout Holland and Germany in an unfolding two-year saga. Eventually a risky plan, involving the American Military, multiple governments, aid organizations and the Queen of the Netherlands would come together. It all would hinge on an old transport ship called Volendam…

Told through personal interviews, reenactments and never before seen archival footage.

Admission is $10/person. Proof of vaccination will be required to attend the event.

Coffee and Dessert will be available for purchase at the event.

Location of the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum event

Venue Information - Mennonite Heritage Village Museum

Explore a turn-of-the century Russian Mennonite street village on our 40 acre site. Taste traditional ethnic fare at the museum’s Livery Barn Restaurant, and explore a classic Mennonite housebarn and a fully operational Dutch windmill during our summer season. View historic and heirloom treasures from Poland and Russia to Canada, displayed in the Main and Gerhard Ens galleries, and find that perfect souvenir at Village Books & Gifts, all open year-round in the Village Centre.

There is always something new to experience. The changing annual themes and temporary exhibits, along with new artifacts donated each year, celebrate the Mennonite heritage and culture. We also offer a broad range of activities and demonstrations, from wagon rides to bread baking, throughout the summer on our Festival days. All of these features combine in this bustling village to offer a fresh experience with each visit.



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