Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park officially opens this Memorial Weekend. The opening kickoff will begin Friday, May 25, and continue through Monday, May 28, with hours from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The recently completed Ag & Irrigation building features a professional display of the development of early deep well drilling in the Henderson area and is a must-see. Just completed is a bee keeping display and many pieces of vintage ag equipment.
The 8 1/2 acre park has something for all ages to enjoy. From the turn of the century farm yard complete with the restored 1911 Epp Barn and Tina Dick house, to the replica Immigrant House, District #73E Country School, Country Mennonite Church, and the Henderson Depot.
Upcoming events at the Heritage Park include: “Five Mennonites and a Greek” salad luncheon on Saturday, June 2; Kids Day Camp—“From Russia to America” onWednesday, June 6; Community Days Pancake Feed on Saturday, July 14; and Heritage Day Saturday onSeptember 8. More information on these events can be found at www.hendersonheritage.org.
After the Memorial Weekend Kickoff, the park will resume its normal operating schedule being open every Tuesday-Saturday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The park is always available by appointment as well by calling 402-694-8669. The park is located about a mile south of the Henderson #342 I-80 exit.
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