Rural Living – Heritage Day

Heritage Day took place at the Henderson (Neb.) Mennonite Heritage Park recently. The park is a museum of replica buildings from the region which were the habitats of 35 Russian families seeking religious freedom in the United States.

Kelvin Smith of St. Paul, Neb. left, and Ron Goertzen of Henderson, Neb. work together to make apple cider with the use of an apple press during Heritage Day at Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park on 720 Road B Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Henderson, Neb. On average about two and a half gallons of apple cider can be pressed out of one bushel of apples.

A family affair, Dean Huebert, left, son of Martin Huebert, center, make waffles on 1874 stoves with a turnable cast iron plate as Martin’s other son Craig waits on a customer during Heritage Day at Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park on 720 Road B Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Henderson, Neb.

One of five hearts that makes a complete waffle on a wicker plate holder during Heritage Day at Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park on 720 Road B Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Henderson, Neb.

Margaret Friesen, Ron Pauls and Arlin Hiebner of Henderson, Neb. make New Year’s Cookies inside the 1911 Epp family barn during Heritage Day at Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park on 720 Road B Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Henderson, Neb.

Cathy Wismer of Henderson, Neb. mixes a batter for making loaves of bread inside a small bakery during Heritage Day at Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park on 720 Road B Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Henderson, Neb.

Cathy Wismer’s husband Mark Epp of Henderson, Neb. removes a cooking sheet of freshly baked Sammel buns during Heritage Day at Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park on 720 Road B Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Henderson, Neb.

Eloise Casper of Henderson, Neb. places a clothes pin on a laundry just washed with lye soap during Heritage Day at Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park on 720 Road B Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Henderson, Neb.

As one of several memorial bricks, this one representing of Heinrich H. and Helena Epp as one of 35 immigrant families arriving in Nebraska from Russia seeking religious freedom at Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park on 720 Road B Saturday, September 8, 2018 in Henderson, Neb.

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