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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


Plaque Year

Cantin Family

411 First Avenue, McCreary, Municipality of McCreary



Betty Farrally (1915-1989)

164 Harrow Street, Winnipeg



Lionel Lemoine Fitzgerald (1890-1956)

30 Deer Lodge Place, Winnipeg



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

279 Provencher Boulevard, St. Boniface



Gweneth Lloyd (1901-1993)

164 Harrow Street, Winnipeg



Alan Arnett MacLeod (1899-1918)

292 Main Street, Stonewall



Nelly Letitia McClung (1873-1951)

97 Chestnut Street, Winnipeg



Arthur Meighen (1874-1960)

131 Dufferin Avenue East, Portage la Prairie



Rodmond Palen Roblin (1853-1937)

RM of Dufferin



Margaret Scott (1855-1931)

99 George Avenue, Winnipeg



See also:

CLICK HERE to nominate the home of a Memorable Manitoban.

Email the Memorable Manitobans: The Homes Coordinator at

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.

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