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

The Lac du Bonnet District Museum

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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 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

 

 

Meeting Notices
Meetings: First Wednesday of Every Month
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Town Office
Logs and Lines