Lac du Bonnet has a long and rich cultural heritage that is unique to Manitoba. Many communities in Manitoba owe their development and settlement of their lands by immigrant farmers. This has provided them with a rich agricultural heritage which has exemplified in local museums.
Lac du Bonnet is situated on the interface between the rich prairie lands and the Canadian shield. This has provided a rich diversity of immigrants to our community. Not only farmers came to Lac du Bonnet, but also lumberman, trappers, miners and merchants came to settle in Lac du Bonnet. They were also able to interact with the native aboriginal people they found in the area.
It is the goal of the Society to highlight these unique features in the Museum and on this website.
Benefits of Membership will include the following:
- Unlimited access to the museum when it is open.
- You are helping your community
- You can if you want to participate in any board or committee meeting set up by the Historical Society.
The Society has opened the community museum in the summer of 2011. As part of the preparations for the opening, some our members have taken a series of seven certificate courses offered by the Association of Manitoba Museums.
The courses taken so far are:
- Museum Marketing
- Collections Care & Preventive Conservation
- Collections Management
- A future course called Exhibit Design, will be offered in April.
If you are interested and we hope you are interested in joining the Museum Collection Team let us know. The Society could use some help completing forms, and sorting and moving inventory. Just let us know when submitting your Membership Reply Form.
Your continuing support of this museum project is very much appreciated. Sincerely, The Membership Committee
For downloadable PDF document to apply for membership please click: Membership Invitation.