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Russian Passport


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

Fish Hook

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"Flow Blue" Cup and Saucer from Russia

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

worn for special events

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

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Every family brought a German Bible important to every Mennonite household


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This spoon came for Russia

Metal "briefcase" to hold

important papers for the voyage.

Look in two different show cases
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Pack everything your family needs for the trip to Kansas in this wooden chest. It is your "suitcase" 

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

just in case you died at sea.

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Every family had a treasured Wall Clock that they wrapped up in a blanket for the trip

1835 Mennonite Family wall clock


For this clock write in the year ____________

Hint: Look at two different
ends of building

 Mennonite Family wall clock toward
east end of building



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

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Blankets were important 

Wheat sieve brought from Russia

Look in two different show cases
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Russian Passport Scavenger Hunt  
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Lena Schmidt Schmidt         (Mrs. D.L.)
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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?  

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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