Neubergthal Heritage Village Celebrates Record Tourist Season
Restored barn a link for East and West Reserves
The village of Neubergthal has enjoyed one of its busiest summer tourist seasons on record.
Well over a thousand people have toured the National Historic Site over these past few months to get a first hand look at one of the best-preserved single street Mennonite villages in North America.
Neubergthal Heritage Site Trying To Revive Traditional Food
If you think moving a barn is hard work today, try doing it 140 years ago.
That’s the reminder Shaun Friesen likes to give during tours of the newly restored Commons Barn in Neubergthal, a small community southeast of Altona brimming with Mennonite history.
Neubergthal Heritage Site Tours, Workshops In Full Swing
Nearly a century-and-a-half ago a group of Mennonite families left Russia in search of farmland and a place to start their next chapter. In 1876 they settled Neubergthal, a village in south-central Manitoba, just a 15-minute drive from the Canada-U.S. border.
Bergthal School Finished With Structural Renovations
Neubergthal Heritage Site activity started up again last month.
Tours and events are taking place again at the Friesen Housebarn, Hamm Housebarn, Commons Barn, and the Bergthal School. Workshops also take place every Thursday.
Neubergthal Considering Guidelines For Future Development
The Bergthal School, located in Neubergthal, is finished with major renovation projects for now.
Joe Braun has been involved with the Bergthal school project for 8 years. He said a recent $3,500 dollar donation from Altona Community Foundation covered costs of the new floor, installation of storm windows, and ductwork.
Heritage Village Making Good Progress On Major Restoration Project
Discussions have begun on whether the residents of Neubergthal need to establish some guidelines as to how the village will be developed in the future.
In 1997 Parks Canada designated Neubergthal as a national heritage site because it's an excellent example of how a Mennonite street village was used to settle western Canada.
Folk art reveals a lesser known side of Mennonite life, says Manitoba artist
2017 was an eventful year for the Neubergthal Heritage Foundation as it continues its work of preserving the heritage of the Mennonite village.
A small crowd of local residents gathered to hear a variety of reports at the organization's annual general meeting this month.
CBC: Neubergthal, Man., sees major Parks Canada grant for barn restoration
Like most Mennonites, Margruite Krahn knew women on southern Manitoba farms once hand-painted their homes with lively and colourful designs.
But it wasn’t until the Neubergthal artist became involved with a local housebarn preservation that she began to truly see these floors for herself.
Housebarn Project Receives Major Cash Injection
A small community in Manitoba is getting a big boost from Parks Canada.
The village of Neubergthal will see a $560,000 matching grant to help restore the Klippenstein house barn, a historic structure in the community about 95 kilometres south of Winnipeg.
Barn (fund) raising in the digital age
The Neubergthal Heritage Foundation received some good news on the weekend in regards to a major project the organization has embarked on.
Parks Canada announced on Saturday that it has approved a grant of $560,000 to assist in funding the restoration of the Klippenstein housebarn located in the community. The foundation wants to rehabilitate the timber frame building that was one of the original structures erected in the village.
A Visit to Neubergthal Mennonite Street Village
Neubergthal has always known this place matters, and now it’s telling all of Canada why, in a competition of the same name.
The place is the Klippenstein house barn, one of two of the original buildings of this southern Manitoba village, and hauled here, timber by timber by Mennonite settlers in 1876 after being dismantled near Steinbach. There were no trees in sight in those days.
Altbergthal-New Hope School Building Project Into Final Phase
We first visited Neubergthal because we’d heard about the concerts in the Krahn Barn. I was curious. It was autumn, we turned onto the village’s one street, and parked near the dormant ice rink. People emerged from their vehicles and hurried across the street, into a beautifully restored red barn. We followed, and found ourselves upstairs in the loft, aglow with twinkle lights.
Prairies, unmistakably: The barns of Neubergthal
Renovations to the Altbergthal-New Hope school are into the final phase as work on the building focuses on the inside.
A few years ago the school house, which was constructed in the early 1900s, was relocated to village of Neubergthal in 2012, a designated National Historic Site.
Preserving history with history
He may have been tinkering. But the village had taken us. It had distorted the most pedestrian sights into something quaint and romantic. Fixing is probably more accurate a description of what Paul Krahn was doing to his bike when we parked on the street, walked fifty feet to the barn they converted to a house, and hoped saying ‘hello’ would be enough to spark something more. It did.
New Book Reveals Neubergthal's Past
NEUBERGTHAL - When the Neubergthal history book hit the shelves back in November 2013, no one on the 12 member committee knew how well it would actually sell.
Neubergthal Part Of Study Into International Mennonite Villages
The history of the Village of Neubergthal has been nicely documented in book form, thanks to the hard work of some local volunteers in the community.
The book, entitled Neubergthal - A Mennonite Street Village, was launched on the weekend at the Altona Mall. The project was spearheaded by Rose Hildebrand and Joyce Friesen and took about two years to complete.
You can bet the farm on housebarns
It was announced this week that seven graduate students will be part of an international study on Mennonite villages. Dr. Royden Loewen of the University of Winnipeg says it's exciting as they will be out for four months collecting oral histories and gathering ethnographic research.
NEUBERGTHAL — It turns out some people weren't slipping into the barns just to check on the livestock after all, a century ago in this heritage village.