The communities and groups that make up Heritage Manitoba are involved in the development of an exciting range of important and useful projects and activities.

Featured here are just some of the most recent results, many developed with reference to the kind of resources provided on this website.

*PLEASE NOTE: Some of the documents available to download are very large. To be more download-friendly, we also offer these document in smaller-sized parts .

Visit the St. Clements MHAC website for information on an extremely successful educational project: http://www.stclementsheritage.com/index.php/learn-our-heritage/teachers-corner
Visit the Gimli MHAC website for information on a short film focusing on the community’s cottage history: http://gimliheritage.ca/our%20rich%20heritage/rich_her_spec_proj.html
Visit the Brandon MHAC for a Glossary of Notable People: http://heritagebrandon.ca/people

Link to download Harney Edukit

(7.65 MB PDF, 101 pages, developed by the Town of Hartney, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • Hartney Heritage Edukit: Introduction Part 1 (8 pages Download
  • Hartney Heritage Edukit: Major Moments Part 2 (38 pages 4.3 MB) Download
  • Hartney Heritage Edukit: People @ Work Part 3 (4 pages Download
    Note: this project requires that the student reviews We Made Hartney, see above under Notable People
  • Hartney Heritage Edukit: Stylish Buildings Part 4 (51 pages 2.4 MB) Download

Explore recent examples of community research projects:

Link to download Berlo - A Gimli Heritage Community

(12.9 MB PDF, 27 pages, developed by Wally Johannson for the Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • Berlo - A Gimli Heritage Community Part 1 (9 pages 6.5 MB) Download
  • Berlo - A Gimli Heritage Community Part 2 (18 pages 3.3 MB) Download

An illustrated report focussing on a rare example of German strip-village community in the Gimli area.

Link to download Carberry Sash and Door Factory

(34.3 MB PDF, 67 pages, developed by John McNeilly for the Carberry Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • Carberry Sash and Door Factory Part 1 (14 pages 7.5 MB) Download
  • Carberry Sash and Door Factory Part 2 (14 pages 4.5 MB) Download
  • Carberry Sash and Door Factory Part 3 (14 pages 13.0 MB) Download
  • Carberry Sash and Door Factory Part 4 (14 pages 3.8 MB) Download
  • Carberry Sash and Door Factory Part 5 (11 pages 7.0 MB) Download
  • Carberry Sash and Door Factory Research Appendix (7 pages 5.5 MB, large format 11" x 17") Download
    An appendix to the larger Carberry Sash and Door Factory report that uses large drawings to bring the building to life.

An illustrated report examining a rare remaining example of an important building manufacturing operation in small-town Manitoba.

Link to download Gimli Construction Practises

(1.5 MB PDF, 29 pages, developed by Andy Blicq for the Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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An illustrated report examining early construction practices employed in historic Gimli cottages.

Link to download The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Rivers, Manitoba

(14 MB, 104 pages, developed by Ken Storie for the Rivers Train Station Restoration Committee, English)
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This document is available in two parts, for ease of download:

  • The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Rivers Part 1 (38 pages 6.6 MB) Download
  • The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Rivers Part 2 (35 pages 5.4 MB) Download
  • The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in Rivers Part 3 (31 pages 4.7 MB) Download

A detailed exploration of the history of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway as it unfolded in Rivers.

Link to download Gunn's Mill

(63 pages, 9.7 MB, developed by David Butterfield for St. Clements Heritage Group, English)
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This document is available in two parts (one a complete historical overview and the other focusing on drawings developed for that report), for ease of download:

  • John Gunn’s Water Mill Research Report (51 pages 4.82 MB) Download
  • John Gunn’s Water Mill Drawings (12 pages 4.84 MB) Download

John Gunn's Water Mill. A graphic recreation of an early nineteenth century industrial landmark.

Link to download Manitou Gas House

(3.6 MB PDF, 50 pages, developed by Lorne Thompson for the Pembina Manitou Culture and Heritage Committee, English)
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An illustrated report examining a rare remaining example of early lighting technology in small-town Manitoba.

Manitou Gas House Research Appendix

(1.6 MB PDF, 9 pages, large format 11" x 17", developed by the Pembina Manitou Culture and Heritage Committee, English)
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An appendix to the larger Manitou Gas House report that uses large drawings to bring the building to life.

Link to download Shelterbelts

(3.37 MB, 46 pages, developed by Ken Storie for the West Souris River Conservation District, English)
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An introduction to the history of an important aspect of farming and agriculture in Manitoba.

Link to download St. Jude's Anglican Church

(1.4 MB PDF, 18 pages, developed by Donna Sutherland for St. Clements Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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A report examining the heritage values of Grand Marais’s oldest surviving building.

Link to download St. Peters Windmill

(80 pages, 7.4 MB, developed by David Butterfield for St. Clements Heritage Group, English)
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This document is available in two parts, for ease of download:

  • St. Peter’s Dynevor Windmill Research Report Part 1 (38 pages 3.3 MB) Download
  • St. Peter’s Dynevor Windmill Research Report Part 2 (42 pages 4.1 MB) Download
  • The information from the report is also presented via a document focusing only on selected drawings developed for the report:
    St. Peter’s Dynevor Windmill Drawings Report (10 pages 15.4 MB) Download

St. Peter’s Dynevor Windmill. A Graphic Recreation of an Early Nineteenth Century Industrial Landmark.

Link to download Stone Construction in Grand Marais

(16.5 MB, 61 pages, developed by Maureen Mulligan Devanik for the Grand Marais Heritage Group and the St. Clements Tourism and Heritage Committee, English)
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This document is available in four parts, for ease of download:

  • Stone Construction in Grand Marais Part 1 (17 pages 2.6 MB) Download
  • Stone Construction in Grand Marais Part 2 (14 pages 1.6 MB) Download
  • Stone Construction in Grand Marais Part 3 (15 pages 6 MB) Download
  • Stone Construction in Grand Marais Part 4 (15 pages 6.5 MB) Download
Link to download Those Were the Days

(21 MB, 59 pages, developed by Wally Johannson for the Winnipeg Beach Heritage Committee, English)
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This document is available in five parts, for ease of download:

  • Those Were the Days Part 1(17 pages 5 MB) Download
  • Those Were the Days Part 2 (10 pages 4.5 MB) Download
  • Those Were the Days Part 3(8 pages 5.1 MB) Download
  • Those Were the Days Part 4(14 pages 6.3 MB) Download
  • Those Were the Days Part 5(10 pages 1 MB) Download

An illustrated and annotated overview of Winnipeg Beach in its heyday as a summer resort, from the early 1900s to 1960.

Photo of war memorial statue

War Memorials in Manitoba. An Artistic Legacy was developed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. This review of Manitoba's collection of war memorials will allow readers and visitors to explore more than 200 sites, armed with background information on historical precedents and information on artistic and aesthetic qualities.

This project was inaugurated by Mr. Patrick Morican, who in 1996 undertook the creation of a comprehensive inventory of Manitoba's war memorials. That initiative has been enlarged through the auspices of the Portage la Prairie Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee and with the assistance of the province's Historic Resources Branch, the members of Heritage Manitoba and the Manitoba Historical Society.

The report is presented in the following sections:

  • Introduction (13 pages; 1.3 MB) Download
  • A Brief History of War Memorial Design (19 pages; 2.6 MB) Download
  • The Making of a Memorial (41 pages; 12.2 MB) Download
  • Guide to Manitoba Memorial Types (89 pages; 17.5 MB) Download
  • Local World War I Stories Part 1 (28 pages; 14.2 MB) Download
  • Local World War I Stories Part 2 (27 pages; 14.5 MB) Download
  • Local World War I Stories Part 3 (28 pages; 13.7 MB) Download
  • Local World War I Stories Part 4 (30 pages; 7.3 MB) Download
  • Learning Materials (18 pages; 1.9 MB) Download
  • Sources (8 pages; 140 KB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (A-K Part 1) (35 pages; 12.3 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (A-K Part 2) (32 pages; 12.6 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (A-K Part 3) (32 pages; 10.9 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (A-K Part 4) (30 pages; 13.7 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (L-W Part 1) (38 pages; 13.4 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (L-W Part 2) (38 pages; 14.9 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (L-W Part 3) (38 pages; 14.3 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (L-W Part 4) (38 pages; 15 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (Winnipeg Part 1) (44 pages; 12.9 MB) Download
  • 1996 Inventory (Winnipeg Part 2) (42 pages; 15.4 MB Download

Visit the following websites for information on geo-caching and waymarking projects:

Explore recent examples of local management and conservation initiatives:

Link to download Loni Beach

(27 MB, 45 pages, developed by Lorne Thompson for the Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English
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This document is available in four parts, for ease of download:

  • Loni Beach. A Gimli Heritage Neighbourhood Part 1 (15 pages 3.7 MB) Download
  • Loni Beach. A Gimli Heritage Neighbourhood Part 2 (6 pages 7.9 MB) Download
  • Loni Beach. A Gimli Heritage Neighbourhood Part 3 (4 pages 13.4 MB) Download
  • Loni Beach. A Gimli Heritage Neighbourhood Part 4 (20 pages 1.3 MB) Download
Link to download Historic Downtown Carberry Design Guidelines

(3.4 MB PDF, 60 pages, developed by the Carberry Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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Link to download Winnipeg Beach Cottage Owners' Conservation Handbook

(5.5 MB PDF, 37 pages, developed by, English)
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Explore recent examples of local research projects that highlight the activities and contributions of early community residents; all projects are the result of an initiative described in Collect the Facts/Model Projects.

Link to download We Made Baldur

(30.1 MB PDF, 65 pages, developed by the Rural Municipality of Argyle, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • We Made Baldur Part 1 (16 pages 7.9 MB) Download
  • We Made Baldur Part 2 (16 pages 7.4 MB) Download
  • We Made Baldur Part 3 (16 pages 7.2 MB) Download
  • We Made Baldur Part 4 (17 pages 8.7 MB) Download
Link to download We Made Hartney

(41.7 MB PDF, 88 pages, developed by the Town of Hartney, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • We Made Hartney Part 1 (15 pages 9.9 MB) Download
  • We Made Hartney Part 2 (15 pages 6.8 MB) Download
  • We Made Hartney Part 3 (15 pages 6.7 MB) Download
  • We Made Hartney Part 4 (15 pages 6.9 MB) Download
  • We Made Hartney Part 5 (15 pages 7.7 MB) Download
  • We Made Hartney Part 6 (15 pages 6.0 MB) Download
Link to download We Made Melita

(25.9 MB PDF, 54 pages, developed by the Town of Melita, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • We Made Melita Part 1 (13 pages 5.85 MB) Download
  • We Made Melita Part 2 (13 pages 7.71 MB) Download
  • We Made Melita Part 3 (13 pages 7.36 MB) Download
  • We Made Melita Part 4 (15 pages 6.4 MB) Download
Link to download We Made Pipestone

(31.9 MB PDF, 78 pages, developed by the Rural Municipality of Pipestone, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • We Made Pipestone Part 1 (15 pages 6.3 MB) Download
  • We Made Pipestone Part 2 (15 pages 7.1 MB) Download
  • We Made Pipestone Part 3 (15 pages 7.2 MB) Download
  • We Made Pipestone Part 4 (15 pages 5.8 MB) Download
  • We Made Pipestone Part 5 (15 pages 5.6 MB) Download
  • We Made Pipestone Part 6 (3 pages 1.24 MB) Download
Link to download We Made Wawanesa

(29.4 MB PDF, 51 pages, developed by the Town of Wawanesa, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • We Made Wawanesa Part 1 (12 pages 3.9 MB) Download
  • We Made Wawanesa Part 2 (12 pages 7.2 MB) Download
  • We Made Wawanesa Part 3 (12 pages 8.8 MB) Download
  • We Made Wawanesa Part 4 (12 pages 7.6MB) Download
  • We Made Wawanesa Part 5 (3 pages 4.0MB) Download

Explore recent examples of local research projects that highlight major community events and themes; all projects are the result of an initiative described in Collect the Facts/Model Projects.

Link to download Arden Milestones

(7.1 MB PDF, 29 pages, developed by Landsdowne Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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Link to download Argyle Milestones

(10.5 MB PDF, 23 pages, developed by the Rural Municipality of Argyle, English)
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Link to download Hartney Milestones

(13.9 MB PDF, 33 pages, developed by the Town of Hartney, English)
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This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

  • Hartney Milestones Part 1 (11 pages 6.8 MB) Download
  • Hartney Milestones Part 2 (22 pages 7.4 MB) Download
Link to download Wawanesa Milestones

(19.8 MB PDF, 23 pages, developed by the Town of Wawanesa, English)
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>Wawanesa_Milestones Part 1 (7 pages 5.2 MB) Download

  • Wawanesa_Milestones Part 2 (7 pages 5.6 MB) Download
  • Wawanesa_Milestones Part 3 (7 pages 8.0 MB) Download
  • Wawanesa_Milestones Part 4 (2 pages 1.9 MB) Download
  • Link to download Manitoba Heritage Success Stories

    (2.6 MB PDF, 64 pages, developed by Reid Dickie for Community Heritage Manitoba, predecessor to Heritage Manitoba, English)
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    Explore a recent example of a very useful promotional product highlighting heritage work in small urban and rural communities.

    Explore recent examples of local research projects that focus on a community’s built heritage; all projects are the result of an initiative described in Collect the Facts/Model Projects.

    Link to download Birtle Special Places

    (12.6 MB PDF, 36 pages, developed by the Town of Birtle, English)
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    This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

    • Birtle Special Places Part 1 (12 pages 7.68 MB) Download
    • Birtle Special Places Part 2 (24 pages 5.1 MB) Download
    Link to download Boissevain Special Places

    (25 MB PDF, 37 pages, developed by the Town Boissevain, English)
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    This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

    • Boissevain Special Places Part 1 (9 pages 4.9 MB) Download
    • Boissevain Special Places Part 2 (9 pages 11.56 MB) Download
    • Boissevain Special Places Part 3 (9 pages 7.2 MB) Download
    • Boissevain Special Places Part 4 (10 pages 2.4 MB) Download
    Link to download Carberry Landmarks

    (15.1 MB PDF, 52 pages, developed by the Carberry Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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    This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

    • Carberry Landmarks Part 1 (12 pages 10.4 MB) Download
    • Carberry Landmarks Part 2 (40 pages 5.2 MB) Download
    Link to download De Salaberry/St.Pierre Landmarks

    (18.6 MB PDF, 47 pages, developed by the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry, English)
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    This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

    • De Salaberry/St.Pierre Landmarks Part 1 (15 pages 7.8 MB) Download
    • De Salaberry/St.Pierre Landmarks Part 2 (15 pages 5.0 MB) Download
    • De Salaberry/St.Pierre Landmarks Part 3 (17 pages 6.35 MB) Download
    Link to download Gimli Landmarks

    (19.8 MB PDF, 51 pages, developed by the Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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    This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

    • Gimli Landmarks Part 1 (17 pages 7.3 MB) Download
    • Gimli Landmarks Part 2 (17 pages 5.9 MB) Download
    • Gimli Landmarks Part 3 (17 pages 7.2 MB) Download
    Link to download Gladstone Landmarks

    (23.1 MB PDF, 43 pages, developed by the Town of Gladstone, English)
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    This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

    • Gladstone Landmarks Part 1 (10 pages 9.2 MB) Download
    • Gladstone Landmarks Part 2 (10 pages 9.4 MB) Download
    • Gladstone Landmarks Part 3 (23 pages 5.0 MB) Download
    Link to download Hartney Landmarks

    (14 MB PDF, 41 pages, developed by the Town of Hartney, English)
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    This document is also available in smaller-sized parts, for ease of download:

    • Hartney Landmarks Part 1 (13 pages 6.6 MB) Download
    • Hartney Landmarks Part 2 (13 pages 4.7 MB) Download
    • Hartney Landmarks Part 3 (15 pages 3.3 MB) Download
    Link to download Manitou Special Places

    (11.7 MB PDF, 39 pages, developed by the Pembina Manitou Culture and Heritage Committee, English)
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    Visit the following links to view recent additions to websites that highlight local heritage tours:

    Visit the following link via the Carman-Dufferin Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee website to explore the fascinating history and architectural qualities of the region's cemeteries: http://carmandufferinheritage.ca/pdfs/cemeteries/Carman%20Dufferin%20Cemeteries%20-%20A%20Guide.pdf

    Walking Tours (PDFs from brochures)

    • Carman: A Journey Through History - Walking tour of significant structures in Carman's past
      Download PDF (<1 MB, 2 pages)
    • Gimli
    • Glenboro Walking Tour
      Download PDF (1 MB, 2 pages)
    • Stones of Memory: A Tour of Minnedosa's Historic Stone Buildings
      Download PDF (2.1 MB, 15 pages)
    • Morden's Mansions: A Self-Guided Architectural/Historical Tour
      Download PDF (2.1 MB, 14 pages)
    • Portage La Prairie: Buildings of Heritage Interest
      Download PDF (<1 MB, 4 pages)
    • A Walker's Guide to the Historic Buildings of Selkirk
      Download PDF (2.2 MB, 15 pages)
    • Stonewall Heritage Walking Tour
      Download PDF (4.1 MB, 16 pages)

    Visit the following websites developed by some of the partners of Heritage Manitoba:

    Town of Argyle
    Web Link : http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/Argyle/

    Brandon MHAC
    Web Link : http://www.heritagebrandon.ca/

    Carman/Dufferin MHAC
    Web Link : http://carmandufferinheritage.ca/

    Gimli MHAC
    Web Link : http://gimliheritage.ca/index.html

    Town of Hartney
    Web Link : http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/Hartney/

    Lac du Bonnet MHAC
    Web Link : http://ldbheritage.ca/

    Town of Melita
    Web Link : http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/Melita/

    City of Morden
    Web Link : http://www.mordenheritage.com/

    Pembina Manitou Culture and Heritage Committee
    Web Link : http://www.pembinamanitouarchive.ca/whoweare

    Rivers Train Station Restoration Committee
    Web Link : http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/Daly/

    RM of St. Clements MHAC
    Web Link : http://www.stclementsheritage.com/

    Town of Wawanesa
    Web Link : http://www.virtualmanitoba.com/Wawanesa/