For centuries, Mennonite clockmakers focused their talents and energies towards creating iconic clocks that brought beauty and structure into homes and communities.
Today these timepieces carry emotional meaning. They survive as cultural representations and witnesses to the social and political upheaval experienced by their makers and owners. These clocks and their stories now span the world as treasured historical artifacts.
This virtual museum explores Mennonite wall clocks and their stories from the 1700s to the present.
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The Art of Mennonite Clocks
An Exhibition of Mennonite Wall Clocks and Their Stories Spanning More Than Two Centuries
Mennonite Heritage Village Steinbach, Manitoba
Exhibition runs from May, 2018 – April, 2019
A joint exhibition of the Mennonite Heritage Village and the Kroeger Clocks Heritage Foundation