The Lac du Bonnet District Museum
The Lac du Bonnet District Museum collects and preserves area artifacts from prehistoric to early pioneer times. Growing photo displays focus on the regions 27 plus nationalities that through the years melded to form the village and RM of Lac du Bonnet. Opening the door one discovers how hydro dam construction, railway, aviation, timber, brick, pulp, fishing, mining, tourism, hunting, trapping, forestry, and farming contributed to the area development.
The Lac du Bonnet District Museum is located in a restored hand crafted stacked log cabin built in 1935 by Hans Erickson for his daughter Linnea Tyndall. Hans Erickson immigrated to Canada from Norway in 1904 and secured employment blasting rock and cutting wood (winter) at the Pinawa Dam. He was one of the first to secure a homestead grant of 160 acres north of the Pinawa Dam town site. The cabin was donated by Liz and Alvin Tyndall to the Lac du Bonnet and District Historical Society to use as a museum.
Museum Hours for 2017
|May||Saturdays & Sundays||Noon – 4:00pm|
|June||Saturdays & Sundays||Noon – 4:00pm|
|July||Wednesday through Sunday||10:00am – 4:00pm|
|August||Wednesday through Sunday||10:00am – 4:00pm|
|September||1st, 2nd, and 3rd
||10:00am – 4:00pm|
| Note: Special events
May 20th Museum opening
July 1st Canada Day
September 2nd Heritage Day
Located in beautiful Halliday Park on Hwys 502 & 313 near the Winnipeg River Bridge