A groundbreaking was held for the Mennonite Heritage Museum, located on Clearbrook Road near Highway 1, on Thursday.
The museum, which will include an agricultural education centre, is expected to open in fall of 2015.
The goals of the museum are to engage present and future generations with the Mennonite story through a variety of mediums, including permanent and temporary exhibits, films and interactive digital displays.
The education centre will illustrate the ways in which Mennonites have used agriculture to not only feed themselves but to feed the hungry throughout the world.
There will also be agricultural activities carried out on the property.