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

Museum Shop


Welcome to the Lac du Bonnet & District Museum Shop!


Discover our selection of local interest books.

Support our fundraisers.

Purchase memberships.



We accept payment through Interac e-Transfer: [email protected]


**Shipping costs are for Canada only.**

International postage will be calculated on individual basis, please inquire before purchase at: [email protected]


Local Interest Books


Caviar & Venison


Local Interest Book


History of Lac du Bonnet’s Swede, Finn, Norwegian and Latvian Settlers in Newcombe & Lettonia.

By Vivian Nespor

Soft cover, 396 pages, 206 photos



+ $20.00 / shipping & handling (Canada only)

Total: $45.00








The House Beside the Rock Hill


Local Interest Book


A story of pioneer life in the Latvian settlement of Bird River, Manitoba as told by a woman who experienced it.

By Aina Turton

Soft cover, 120 pages, 65 photos



+ $5.75 / shipping & handling (Canada only)

Total: $23.75








Latvian Pioneers, Socialists, and Refugees in Manitoba


Local Interest Book

An illustrated journey through the history of Latvians in Manitoba 1895 – 2018  By Viesturs Zarins

Hard cover, 239 pages, over 200 photos



+ $20.00 / shipping & handling (Canada only)

Total: $85.00




Log, Stone and Brick


Local Interest Book

A pen & ink pictorial history of Anglican Churches in the Diocese of Keewatin.

By Frank Willard

Soft cover, 66 pages, 30 illustrations



+ $8.50 / shipping & handling (Canada only)

Total: $28.50






Memoirs of a Whiteshell Trapper

Local Interest Book           


Stories of trapping in the Whiteshell from 1929-1993.

By Alex Henschell

Soft cover



+ $5.75 / shipping & handling (Canada only)

Total: $23.75








Park Avenue School


Local Interest Book


Memory book for the 35th Anniversary Reunion of the Park Avenue School in Lac du Bonnet, 1947-1982

Soft cover, 28 pages, commerative button included



+ $4.50 / shipping & handling (Canada only)

Total: $9.50









People of Service


Local Interest Book


History of the Manitoba Telephone System (MTS)

Vintage Book

Soft cover, 65 pages



+ $6.00 / shipping & handling (Canada only)

Total: $11.00












Wild Rice

Museum Fundraiser         


Du Bois Wild Rice, since 1915

Rice Lake Certified Organic Wild Rice


$9.00 / bag










All memberships expire annually on December 31st.


Individual Membership – $20.00




Family Membership – $35.00







The Lac du Bonnet and District Historical Society is a registered CRA charity # 890282379RR0001
Any donation over $25 will be recognized with an income tax receipt.


Your gift today keeps the lights on, the doors open, and the visitors coming into the museum and church!



The Lac du Bonnet & District Historical Society acknowledge that we are on Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

Meeting Notices
Meetings: Second Monday of Every Month
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: St. Johns Church Hall

Interested in becoming a        Lac du Bonnet & District Historical Society member?

Membership Form 2021

Listening Room


For more information, visit: The Listening Room Facebook page

Upcoming Events
Logs and Lines
Travelling Exhibits

For information on our Travelling Trunk Exhibits, please go to: Outreach / Getting Involved

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