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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Joseph Museum (St. Joseph, RM of Montcalm)

The museum in the village of 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, 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 museestjoseph@gmail.com, or visit the museum website (http://museestjoseph.ca).

St. Joseph Museum

Musée St. Joseph Museum (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Union Point School

Union Point School (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 19.

Union Point School

The former Union Point School building, now at the St. Joseph Museum (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Union Point School

Interior of the former Union Point School building, now at the St. Joseph Museum (August 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.13572, W97.38902
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Point School No. 53 (1878-1960)

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 September 2013

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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