Historic Sites of Manitoba: Keystone Pioneers Museum (Municipality of Roblin)

Located in the Municipality of Roblin, six kilometers east of Roblin, this community museum comprises a collection of antique machinery, log cabin, and sawmill. The former Makaroff United Church, built in 1910, was moved here after its deconsecration. A feature of the museum’s collection is the Elaschuk House, an intact Ukrainian khata (cottage) with a thatched roof, built in 1911. The house was designated as a National Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 1975 but no commemorative plaque was erected because the Board determined that the building’s commemorative integrity was destroyed by being moved to the site. It is a provincially-designated historic site.

Elaschuk House

Elaschuk House (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Makaroff United Church

The former Makaroff United Church (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.22880, W101.25202
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Keystone Pioneers Museum


Elaschuk House, SW 7-26-27W, near Roblin, R.M. of Hillsburg, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2019

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