Museums

Preserving the past for future generations
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Ethelbert & District Museum

Ethelbert

Housed in the Old Post Office (1899), the two-storey museum features artifacts from original settlers, a school room, nursery, sewing room, pioneer kitchen and bedroom. Annual Museum Day celebrations include old?time outdoor games and bread baking in an outdoor clay oven. » more

Gilbert Plains Museum and Tourist Information Centre

Gilbert Plains

This museum houses a variety of local artifacts from early settlers of the area. Includes the community’s first hand-pulled fire wagon, the original horse-pulled fire wagon and the first motorized fire truck. » more

Gordon Orr Museum

Binscarth

The Gordon Orr Museum reflects the history of settlement of the Binscarth area with displays of a summer kitchen, general store, livery stable, old-fashioned one-room school and church, in addition to agricultural and military displays. » more

Harley House

Swan River

The oldest surviving house in the Swan Valley, originally belonging to dominion land agent Hugh Harley (1848-1918), has been preserved in Swan River by the Swan Valley Museum. The building, erected in 1900 of logs that are now concealed by stucco, is a municipally-designated historic site.

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Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation Sharing Lodge

Wasagaming

The firehall, a federal heritage building, has been preserved and tranformed into the Keeseekoowening Ojibway First Nation Sharing Lodge, which showcases the rich culture and history of the Keeseekoowenin people. Visit elders, youth, artists and community partners at Manitoba's first Aboriginal-run museum! For more information on programming, call or email sharingl@mts.net. » more

Keystone Pioneer Museum

Roblin

Three historical buildings are on the property: the restored Elaschuk House, a designated provincial heritage site, features a thatched roof and clay walls and contains pioneer artifacts; Dunlop Cabin, a pioneer log home; and Makaroff United Church, built in 1910. A school room, general store, hospital room, press room and café are staged in one large building. Antique machinery on display includes a 1915 Case steam engine, a restored Model T truck and a rare 1914-15 Minneapolis tractor. Annually on the second Sunday in July, enjoy bread from a clay oven, horse-drawn buggy rides, a threshing demonstration, fiddling and more. » more

Medd House Museum and Winnipegosis Museum

Winnipegosis

Medd House Museum, a 1900 grand old two-storey wood home, one of the last of its kind in Winnipegosis, was the family home of Dr. Medd and also served as the first hospital and surgery. Step back in time and view this fully furnished home complete with period furniture and a hospital exhibit. Winnipegosis Museum (1897 CN Station) was fully restored in 2015 and houses collections of artifacts of the Métis, Cree and Salteaux, early Icelandic, Ukrainian, Mennonite and other settlers  Exhibits feature fishing, agriculture, stores, schools, churches and a glimpse into early pioneer lives. Admission fee. » more

Rossburn Museum

Rossburn

Features a replica Ukrainian village, with a model church and thatch?roofed homes and buildings. Display items include Ukrainian artifacts, agricultural tools, a printing press, a pioneer kitchen, a period hairdressing salon and a school room. » more

Swan Valley Historical Museum

Swan River

This complex includes a dozen historic display buildings along with the added rural touch of 15 acres of wheat and corn. Buildings include a blacksmith shop, a trapper's cabin, the original CN Railway station from Bowsman (built in 1896), and the original Benito telephone building. Artifacts include authentic clay bake ovens, and the Princess, which sailed with the Dawson Bay Fishing Fleet on Lake Winnipegosis. » more

The Beth Naylor Historic Clothing Collection

Russell

The Beth Naylor Historic Clothing Collection opens a window to the past and into the lives of the people who lived then. Miss Naylor began collecting clothing in the late 1930s, and her collection ha since grown to some 600 pieces. Thirty of these date from th e1800s, all lovingly restored by Beth Naylor herself. Pieces of the collection are displayed at various locations in Russell and area. This summer, look for displays at the Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre (Russell), Gordon Orr Museum (Binscarth), Inglis Grain Elevators National Historic Site, RM of Silver Creek (Angusville), Russell and District Library, and Russell Heritage Church. » more

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Museum

Sandy Lake

This museum features artifacts from the original Riding Mountain settlement of 1899, including beautifully embroidered, handcrafted clothing. Also includes a display of traditional Ukrainian arts and crafts, with Easter eggs, wood carvings, traditional breads and more. A nearby replica log house is available for viewing, and outdoor clay ovens for bread-baking operate during special events. » more

Watson Crossley Community Museum

Grandview

The museum has a large collection from the early history of the community, including displays of antique automobiles and farm machinery, a pioneer home, rural school house, early settlers log house, old Ukrainian Orthodox Church, restored 1918 Rumley tractor, and refurbished 1927 Ottawa School House.   Admission charged.

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