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Memorable Manitobans: The Homes

Ross House Louis Riel Dalnavert Museum Nellie McClung

Launched on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 (Manitoba Day), Memorable Manitobans: The Homes commemorates the homes of noteworthy Manitobans of the past. The program is sponsored by the Manitoba Historical Society in partnership with the Manitoba Real Estate Association.

Many people know about such important Manitoba homes as the Riel house in St. Vital, the Margaret Laurence house at Neepawa, the Gabrielle Roy house in St. Boniface, the Thomas Mayne Daly house in Brandon, and the Hugh John Macdonald house (Dalnavert) in downtown Winnipeg, which are well marked and operated as museums. This province-wide program is aimed at houses that remain almost unrecognized. The intention is not to create new museums but to draw greater public attention to the many noteworthy homes in communities around Manitoba.

Homes designated in this program feature a commemorative plaque – a blue metal oval with raised lettering, mounted prominently in the front yard. In a few cases, the plaque may be mounted on the building itself, but always in plain view and readable from the street.

A sample plaque from the Memorable Manitobans: The Homes program.

Homes selected to date:

Memorable Manitoban

Home Address

Period

Plaque Year

Cantin Family

411 First Avenue, McCreary, Municipality of McCreary

?

2015

Betty Farrally (1915-1989)

Harrow Street, Winnipeg

?

2013

Lionel Lemoine Fitzgerald (1890-1956)

30 Deer Lodge Place, Winnipeg

1924-1956

2010

Alma Laurendeau [Marie Joseph du Sacré Coeur] (1879-1958)

279 Provencher Boulevard, St. Boniface

1882-1904

2010

Gweneth Lloyd (1901-1993)

Harrow Street, Winnipeg

?

2013

Alan Arnett MacLeod (1899-1918)

292 Main Street, Stonewall

1899-1918

2010

Nelly Letitia McClung (1873-1951)

97 Chestnut Street, Winnipeg

1911-1914

2010

Arthur Meighen (1874-1960)

131 Dufferin Avenue East, Portage la Prairie

1918-1928

2010

Rodmond Palen Roblin (1853-1937)

RM of Dufferin

?

2013

Margaret Scott (1855-1931)

99 George Avenue, Winnipeg

?

2013

See also:

CLICK HERE to nominate the home of a Memorable Manitoban.

Email the Memorable Manitobans: The Homes Coordinator at homes@mhs.mb.ca

Memorable Manitobans
A collection of noteworthy Manitobans of the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Historic Sites of Manitoba
An interactive map of Manitoba, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society, showing the locations of museums, historical buildings, monuments, cemeteries, archives, and other noteworthy historical sites.

Manitoba’s Famous Homes
A collection of addresses and the noteworthy Manitobans who lived at them, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

London Blue Plaques
The oldest commemorative plaque program in the world, started in 1867, London Blue Plaques are the model for Memorable Manitobans: The Homes.

Page revised: 19 October 2017

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