Menno Pioneer Heritage Association
The Menno Pioneer Heritage Association was incorporated April 24th, 1995 at Menno, South Dakota. It is governed by a seven member board of directors. The Purpose for which the corporation was formed is to create a living museum dedicated to the preservation of the cultural and ethnic heritage found in southeastern South Dakota.
On July 14th 1995 the Association purchased 30 acres +/- from Calvin and Carol Mettler. This land is located adjacent to the north edge of Menno, South Dakota. The address for the Menno Pioneer Heritage Association is 616 North 5th Street, PO Box 452, Menno, South Dakota, 57045. In 1998 the name “Pioneer Acres” was chosen as the official name for the site.
The MPHA has over 325 members. A lifetime membership is available to any person or organization making a contribution of $100.00 or more to the MPHA. Each member is entitled to one vote. Members also receive a copy of the “Hayloft News”, which is published periodically to keep the members up to date on the events happening with the association.