Driving into Steinbach from the north, you’ll likely notice the Mennonite Heritage Village windmill. It is a stately reminder of the city’s past and its connection to Holland. These graceful sentinels of the prairie are not only a symbol of the local industry, but also of the rich cultural sense of community.
Typically a windmill was located on a village main street and, being a tall structure, could be seen from a considerable distance. With this advantage, and having the ability to position the wings to any desired angle, the local miller could relay signals to the surrounding neighborhood. In Holland, messages of joy and grief were forwarded for miles along the canals from one village to the next. The Prairie Memorials windmill, with its wings slightly tipped, signals the loss of a loved one. We hope it is also a signal of the sincerity and compassion of our team, as we endeavor to help our clients in finding the suitable memorial.