Halloween History from the MHC

In order to celebrate Halloween, our friends at the Mennonite Heritage Centre have provided an interesting history behind the date as well as a couple photos of items held in their collection. Below are some of the items held by the MHC, as well as a link to the Halloween History.

A replica of the tongue screw used to torture Anabaptist Maeyken Wens in 1573 is on display at the Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg.

A replica of the tongue screw used to torture Anabaptist Maeyken Wens in 1573 is on display at the Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg.

After Maeyken Wens burned to death in 1573, her son searched through the ashes for the tongue screw that had been used to torture her He kept the screw to remind himself of his mother and her undying faith. This image is from Martyr’s Mirror.

After Maeyken Wens burned to death in 1573, her son searched through the ashes for the tongue screw that had been used to torture her He kept the screw to remind himself of his mother and her undying faith. This image is from Martyr’s Mirror.

Interested in more Halloween History? Click and learn more!

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