Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Joseph Museum (St. Joseph, RM of Montcalm)
The museum in St. Joseph, in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm, features an historical village, agricultural village, tourism centre, and campground. Buildings include houses such as Perron House from 1850, Union Point School, Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, general store, typical farm buildings, exhibits of tractors and other agricultural machinery, blacksmith’s shop, leather workshop, woodworking shop, one of the largest collection of stationary engines in the Canadian West, and heritage display of the Manitoba sugar beet industry.
The Parent Tourism Centre, a timber-frame structure decorated with murals by Manitoba artist Hubert Théroux is open year-round and introduces highlights of the museum’s collections. The museum’s 45,000 artifacts are normally housed in the buildings of the historical and agricultural villages, which are open to the public during the summer months. The centre has a gallery for artifacts and travelling exhibits, meeting room, workshop, and gift shop. A permanent gallery is dedicated to the unique Laurent Fillion collection of cameras.
For more information about the centre, museum or programming, call 204-737-2244, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the museum website (http://museestjoseph.ca).
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.
A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.
We thank George Penner and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 January 2022