Take a step back in time at the annual Heritage Day Saturday, September 14, 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 weaving, 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 and pump organ music in the farmhouse. Horse drawn wagon rides around the park can be enjoyed during Heritage Day. The Heartland 4th grade class will be conducting country school from 9:30-11 AM complete with chalkboard lessons, vintage kids’ games, and a flag ceremony.
Ethnic foods available will be zwieback, New Year’s cookies, raisin shnetya, sour cream cookies, apple prieshka, bologna, cheese, and ham sandwiches. Cracklings, homemade sausage, freshly cooked traditional waffles and cream sauce may also be purchased on Heritage Day.
Heritage Day is the final day to visit The “Voices of Conscience” traveling exhibit that brings to life the stories of religious conscientious objectors during World War I. 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 at 402-723-4252.
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