Working in the present while preserving the past for now and the future

The Lac du Bonnet District Museum

Once again the Lac du Bonnet & District Historical Society is hosting its annual fundraiser Friday December 2 nd at 7pm in the Lac du Bonnet Community Club. Tickets ($15.00) are available at Ingham Pharmacy or by phoning Denise at 345-5288.

Hope you can come and join in celebrating our German Heritage with song, dance and German foods.

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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.

 

 Hans Erickson

Hans Erickson 1881– 1954 ~ Photo Courtesy Liz Tyndall

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 2016

 

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 3rd & 4th
Noon – 4:00pm

 


 

Located in beautiful Halliday Park on Hwys 502 & 313 near the Winnipeg River Bridge

 

Meeting Notices
Meetings: First Wednesday of Every Month
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Town Office
Annual Wine & Cheese
LdB Community Centre
December 2, 2016
7:00pm - 10:30pm
This annual fundraiser includes historical displays, great food, and cultural entertainment.
Logs and Lines