in 1999, the Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Association recognized a need in the community of Arborg to provide a link between cultures, young and old, arid a need to preserve the memories of the past before they are lost to the community forever.
A tribute to the generations of people that have helped develop the lifestyles we take for granted today.
The Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage
Village (ADMHV) was envisioned to transport our community and visitors to a working village of the past.
This working village would feature an interpretive centre that would organize information, educate and showcase history of Arborg and
Due to its historic significance in the settlement of Arborg, the Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village was built along the Icelandic River and was designed to encompass many facets: a Working Functional village, Interactive Cultural & Agricultural Demonstrations, a storytelling Area, a Petting Zoo, a statute, Drama Theatre, Day Camps, special Events, Legends & Heroes, Aboriginal Encampment & Camping Area. As the Village develops, each phase will add to the collection of restored historical buildings and artifacts that reflect the village hub of the past with a Church, Corner store, Hall, and Post Office; and will increase the functionality of the Village as a community resource, be it a community hall, theatre, baseball diamond, outdoor skating rink, walking trails or training facility.
The many rich and varied cultures of Arborg will be represented in the
Village and will also depict how the Natives first assisted the Icelanders, Ukrainians, and Germans upon their arrival to the area.
This co-operation between the cultures will be symbolized in the village with a 'Circle of Friends' statue, representative of their close bond to earth and mankind.
The vision and mission of ADMHV combines the commitment, dedication, and co-operation of a multitude of cultures rich in history and heritages.
Our Vision Statement
"Present and future generations preserving the roots of our past"
Our Mission Statement
"We are committed to providing an interpretive center dedicated to preserving and showcasing the multicultural history of the area in a working village depicting the past, present, and future of a rural Manitoba Farming community."
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