New Museum of Mennonite Culture

New Museum of Mennonite CultureNew Museum of Mennonite Culture

Ronald Martin is getting support from the township for a Mennonite-themed museum on his Bridge Street property near St. Jacobs. [Veronica Reiner / The Observer]

This article originally appeared in the Woolwich and Wellesley Townships Observer

Woolwich backs plan for new museum of Mennonite culture

Martin’s Historical Place on Bridge Street West will feature displays of artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the Pennsylvania migration

Martin’s Historical Place will feature various agricultural artifacts from the 1800s and 1900s and provide history on the Mennonite culture. It’s to be located on Ronald Martin’s farm property at 1057 Bridge St. W. near St. Jacobs and the Waterloo border.

“My friend suggested that we have a place to store old documents, letters and things like that, and then it grew from there,” said Martin of the project.

When completed, the museum will also house tractors, backhoes and various farming artifacts from the 19th century.”

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