A great deal of work has been done on Manitoba's history. Books, articles and reports abound, in myriad collections and institutions. The story of our province's history is a fascinating and important one.
Heritage Manitoba encourages groups and communities seeking to undertake their own research projects to become familiar with this part of their local library.
The members of Heritage Manitoba have developed some background materials that will help set the stage for people focusing on the kinds of research projects usually developed for community heritage activities:
(0.3 MB PDF, 4 pages, developed by the Gimli Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
Heritage activity in the 21st century is a sophisticated endeavour, often accompanied with technical words and terms with very specific meanings.
The Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee has developed a list of definitions and brief explanations that will help anyone interested in this important work, especially as it relates to the subjects of history, research and heritage.
(135 KB PDF, 12 pages, developed by the Gimli Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
The following timelines for Manitoba’s history have been adapted from Manitoba:125, a three-volumes published in 1993 to celebrate Manitoba's 125th birthday.
The three timelines correspond to the volume titles:
- Rupert’s Land to Riel (11,500 B.C. to 1870)
- Gateway to the West (1870 to 1939)
- Decades of Diversity (1939 to Present)
(0.5 KB PDF, 2 pages, developed by the Gimli Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
The Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee has developed a listing of resources—books and journals—that should be consulted by communities and groups as they undertake heritage work in Manitoba.
(98 KB PDF, 3 pages, developed by Heritage Manitoba, English)
Historical subjects of potential heritage interest often gain more communication value when they are placed in a larger historical context. Theme frameworks are a traditional vehicle by which to gain this context. This brief entry presents the frameworks used by a few government agencies responsible for heritage.
(80 KB PDF, 7 pages, developed by the Gimli Heritage Advisory Committee and Heritage Manitoba, English)
Some community commemoration projects require the clear expression of historical significance. This brief overview highlights the key issues that are usually explored to determine whether a subject attains real claims for local significance.
(54 KB PDF, 3 pages, developed by Heritage Manitoba, English)
Many buildings are interesting. But only some are significant. This brief overview describes the typical historical and architectural qualities that add up to real significance.
(23 KB PDF, 2 pages, developed by Heritage Manitoba, English)
The historical and architectural qualities that can be attributed to a heritage building can be called values. Focusing on these qualities through a process called values-based management ensures that owners and communities undertake communication and conservation projects focused on their buildings with consistent and accurate information. This brief introduction includes definitions and approaches.