Take a step back in time at the annual Heritage Day Saturday, September 8, 9 AM – 2 PM. Come out to the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park and enjoy a wide array of ethnic foods, demonstrations, and activities for young and old alike. Apple cider making, meat rendering, outdoor oven bread baking, old-fashioned laundry day, corn shelling, hands-on rope making, rug braiding which can be seen on those vintage turkish rugs, sewing & quilting demonstrations, and butter making can all be enjoyed at Heritage Day.
There is no admission charge on Heritage Day with the entire park open for viewing. There will be live music featuring local musicians performing in the Country Mennonite Church throughout the morning. In the farmhouse this year Bill Bamesberger’s extensive M & M collection will be on display and Vernelle Friesen will be playing the vintage organ there as well.
Ethnic foods available will be bologna, cheese, zwieback, ham sandwiches, New Year’s cookies, raisin shnetya, sour cream cookies and apple prieshka. Cracklings and homemade sausage may also be purchased on Heritage Day. Fresh waffles and cream sauce cooked on an outdoor wood-fired stove using antique waffle irons will be available.
If you are interested in genealogy, the General Store will be open and visitors can view the Heritage Park’s entire collection of genealogies and gift shop items. Volunteers will be on hand for assistance using the GRANDMA Genealogy computer program.
Golf carts will be available for those needing help getting around the Heritage Park. The park is located 1 ½ mile south of the Henderson I-80 Exit #342 on spur 93A. For more information contact Suzanne Ratzlaff at 402-723-4252.