Current Projects

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  • 'Precious Load - Tales of a Turtle Mountain Trapper'

As with most births, this film required deep breathing, hard pushing and dedicated love. And we're pleased with the results! Julie Gurr (Watt) from Boissevain is the film maker. Philip (TT) Racine from Lake Metigoshe is the star. The Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Heritage Assoc. wants to affect how local history is taught, remembered and used to help create fairness, resiliency and insight. 'Precious Load - Tales of a Turtle Mountain Trapper' is hopefully the beginning of more. We envision a series of these stories - under the working title "Belonging to the Land" - exploring ways humans have related to, and may well relearn how to relate to, the land we love.

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  • Interactive Map - Take a virtual tour of southwest Manitoba, exploring its history like never before. YOU decide what the map displays. Choose from the available Themes and Categories or use the Time Slider feature to find out what the landscape looked like at any given time in history. More

  • Layered Map - We have been working on the creation of a layered map since the very beginning. This is essentially a "hard copy" of the Interactive Map feature of the website. We find this map helpful as a part of our travelling display. More

  • Geocaches - In 2011 we extended our historic geocache tour of southwest Manitoba to include the RM of Edward in the Pierson area. More

  • Bus Tours - We have offered one-day regional bus tours. These tours offer unique opportunities for members of the public or school groups to get an up-close view of our region's fascinating history. More

  • Stories - We continue to collect, research, and record heritage stories from southwest Manitoba. Our stories are short, engaging glimpses into the history of our region. People, places, and events spanning hundreds of years come together to paint a vibrant picture of southwest Manitoba as a culturally diverse and historically unique region. More

  • Vantage Points - We continue to pursue research on a multitude of historical topics for Vantage Points Volume V - look for it in the spring of 2017! More.

  • Local History Resources - We are beginning to compile a list of links to materials that educators will find useful, including and Index to downloadable Vantage Points Stories [More]

  • Project Highlights - Direct links to some of our more popular projects.

  • Interpretive Signs - Copies of our current sign projects.