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.
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 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