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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ashern Pioneer Museum (Ashern, Municipality of West Interlake)

This museum, at Ashern in the Municipality of West Interlake, features six restored heritage buildings: the Ashern fourth-class Canadian National Railway station (built 1920) which is now the museum office, St. Michael’s Anglican Church (1912), Hoffman log house (1929), Ashern post office building (1931), Siglunes municipal office (1931), and Darwin School No. 1576 (1912). The musem is open for tours between June and September, or at other times by appointment.

An office building for the Rural Municipality of Siglunes was purchased and used from 1931 to 1963.

Buildings of the Ashern Museum

Buildings of the Ashern Museum (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Darwin School building at the Ashern Museum

The former Darwin School building at the Ashern Museum (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Ashern CNR station at the Ashern Museum

The former Ashern CNR station at the Ashern Museum (September 2011)
Source: George Penner

The former St. Michael's Anglican Church at the Ashern Museum

The former St. Michael's Anglican Church at the Ashern Museum (April 2019)
Source: George Penner

Aerial view of buildings at the Ashern Museum

Aerial view of buildings at the Ashern Museum (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

The former office of the Rural Municipality of Siglunes

The former office of the Rural Municipality of Siglunes (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.17920, W98.34822
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Darwin School No. 1576 (Municipality of West Interlake)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations

Sources:

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

Ashern Pioneer Museum

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and S. Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 June 2021

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