Fall is in the air and so is the upcoming Henderson Heritage Day! Take a step back in time at the annual Heritage Day Saturday, September 10, 9 AM – 2 PM. at the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park. Enjoy a wide array of ethnic foods, demonstrations, and activities for young and old alike. Old-fashioned laundry day, corn shelling, hands-on rope making, butter making, and glass etching are all interactive activities for everyone to give a try. Other handwork demonstrations include quilting, crocheting, embroidery, knitting, and rug weaving.
There is no admission charge on Heritage Day with the entire park open for viewing. Live traditional gospel music and self-composed songs will be performed by Dave Ehly in the country church from 10-11:30. For old fashion live pump organ music, head over to the farmhouse during the morning. 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. Traditional waffles and white cream sauce will be freshly cooked onsite and available for purchase. To top it all off, visit the East Side Cafe and have a root beer float!
Virgil Penner will be hosting an art show featuring his original works of art including acrylic paintings and pen & ink drawings that will be for sale. Included in his collection are pen & ink drawings of all of the Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park’s buildings. 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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