Memorable Manitobans: Jack D. Herbert

Museum director.

Born at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force Atlantic Command during the Second World War, graduated with honours from the University of Saskatchewan in 1949 and went on to the University of Toronto, where he received a Master's degree in 1950. He joined the Federal Resources and Development Department when Fort Battleford was given to the federal government as a national historic park. In 1953 he returned to the Saskatchewan Natural Resources Department to organize and direct the Historic Sites Branch. From 1956 to 1959 he was an executive director and research director for the Glenbow Foundation. He was then named Chief of the National Historic Sites Division. He came to Winnipeg in 1965 as Director of the centennial project, the Museum of Man and Nature. He served on the Historical Publications Committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation and he chaired the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba (1969-1971).

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

A New Concept for a New Museum
MHS Transactions, Series 3, 1964-1965 Season


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 November 2023