Museums

Partnerships With Museums

In 2018 The Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Heritage Association, with the support of the Manitoba Government Heritage Grants Program, undertook a "Partnerships With Museums" Project.

One outcome of that project was a website featuring highlights from our Museums.

Available Here:

Other outcomes include the creation of a Resource Binder specific to each museum.

Click the "Visit" prompt to see additional info about each Museum.

Boissevain and Area

Beckoning Hills Museum: Look at life through the eyes of a prairie pioneer.

Chokecherry Junction: An award-winning model railway collection.

  • Located in Boissevain beside Tommy Turtle.
  • Summer Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm. Or by Appointment.
  • Admission: Per person-$2.00. Family-$5.00.
  • Phone: 204-534-2303 with inquiries
  • Visit:
  • TM-SPHA article click here

Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum: A collection of full-mount animals set in interactive, natural scenes. Gift Shop.

  • 298 Mountain St., Boissevain.
  • Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:00pm. Sat-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm.
  • Admission: Adults-$7.00. 6-16yrs-$3.00. Under six free. Special rates for groups of over 10.
  • Phone: 1-204-534-6662
  • Email: turtlemountain@mymts.net
  • Visit:
  • TM-SPHA article click here

Kentner's Great Northern Railway Museum: Local railway enthusiast Bill Kentner has put some of his large collection of the Great Northern Railway artifacts, historical photos and information in the Railway Museum,

Moncur Gallery: The gallery specialises in the history of Aboriginal peoples of the area reaching back 11,000 years.

  • 420 South Railway St, Boissevain.
  • Summer Hours: Tues-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm. Or by Appointment through the Boissevain and Morton Library, phone number below
  • Admission: Adults-$5.00. Youth-$2.00. Under 12 free.
  • Phone: 1-204-534-6478
  • Visit: moncurgallery.org/
  • TM-SPHA article click here

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Elgin

Elgin Historical Museum: Housed in the 1903 Canadian Bank of Commerce Building.

  • Hours: July and August. Mon-Fri. Or by Appointment.
  • Admission: Donation
  • Phone: 204-769 2147
  • Visit:

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Waskada

Waskada Museum: A collection of pioneer-era displays that fill six heritage buildings.

  • Hours: The Museum is open every weekend in July and August or by appointment
  • Admission: Adult-$4.00. Students-$2.00. Preschool-Free
  • Phone: 204-673-2503, 204-673-2557
  • Visit:
  • TM-SPHA article click here

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Melita

Antler River Historical Museum: Housed in an eight classroom schoolhouse, the displays discuss the rich history of the area.

  • 41 Ash Street, Melita
  • Hours: July-Aug: Tues-Sat 1:00pm-5:00pm. Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm. Or by Appointment.
  • Phone: 1-204-522-3103 or 1-204-522-3438
  • Visit:
  • TM-SPHA article click here

A.F. Jensen Trophy Room: A collection of trophy-hunted animals from around the world.

  • Located next door to the Antler River Historical Museum in Melita
  • Phone: 1-204-522-3438

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Hartney

Hart-Cam Museum: Housed in the old A.E. Hill General store, the building has been a movie set for two Hollywood films. Museum displays reflect local history, vintage fashions and objects from pioneer lifestyles.

  • 310 Poplar St, Hartney.
  • Hours: Open in July-Aug. Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm. Sat-Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm. Or by Appointment.
  • Phone: 204-858-2127 or 204-858-2064
  • Visit:
  • TM-SPHA article click here

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