Russian Passport


Young boys thought they would be able to catch fish on the voyage across the ocean

Fish Hook


Every family brought a German Bible that was very important in every Mennonite household

Look in two different show cases
Look in two different show cases

This apron was for special events

This basket held toasted zwiebach for the family to eat on the voyage

"Flow Blue" cup and saucer from Russia


This spoon came for Russia

Metal "briefcase" to hold

important papers for the voyage.

Look in two different show cases

Pack everything your family needs for the trip to Kansas in this wooden chest. It is your "suitcase" 


Oral tradition said a Death Shroud was required by the Russian Government ;  

just in case you died at sea.


Every family had a treasured wall clock that they wrapped up in a blanket for the trip

1872 Mennonite Family wall clock

on far east wall

1835 Mennonite Family wall clock

For this clock write in the name of the first owner____________

Look at two different
ends of building


In this display you can see photos along with tiles and a brick from the original Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Russia.

Blankets were important 

Wheat sieve brought from Russia

Look in two different show cases
Russian Passport Scavenger Hunt  
Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the 

Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum

What will you take, what will you leave behind?

Will you be a 15 year old young girl traveling with her oldest brother in order to help with his 3 children and pregnant wife? 

Will you be the nine year old girl who smuggles her doll along on the trip, sewn in the hem of her dress?  

While the photos, names and stories are real to the museum and this community, elements were assembled for historical fiction only.

Free for museum members
Nonmembers $4 per passport plus admission
200 N. Poplar
Goessel, KS 67063

Take a trip from

Russia to Kansas with the

Russian Passport 

Scavenger Hunt 


Nonmembers $4.00 per passport plus admission 

Free event for museum members