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Our Municipality has two excellent museums....
Hart-Cam Museum & The Elgin Museum
310 Poplar Street
Visit The Past At
The Hart-Cam MuseumMuseum
the way it is through the effort of volunteers
and the people of Hartney, and surrounding area.
All items in the
have been either loaned or donated by the
generous people amongst us.
If you would like
contribute in any way, stop by or call one of the
This two-storey brick and stone building in Hartney was erected in 1902
by local mason James McArter for merchant brothers A. E. Hill and W. H.
B. Hill. It operated as a general store until 1983. The building sat
vacant until 1995 when the McBrien family converted it into a
restaurant, bakery and gift shop. It closed in 1999 and a group of
local citizens turned the building into a community museum.
A smaller two-storey brick building beside the Hill Building, known as
the Lewis Building, was constructed in 1902 as a home for the Hartney
Star newspaper. Operated by Walpole Murdoch and F. G. Lewis, the
structure later housed a bank, telephone office, post office, and
308 Poplar Street
Hartney MB R0M 0X0
Primary Phone: 204-858-2590
Email: Email Now
Admission: Information Not Available
July and August
Off Season Hours:
About the Museum:
The Hart-Cam Museum specializes in pre-settlement history and houses
early history relics of the community.
Elgin & District Historical Museum Inc.
Visit the Elgin Historical Museum housed in the 1903 Canadian Bank of
Commerce Building on Main Street, Highway #23.
There you will find the
Military Memorial, a
collection of military pictures, uniforms and artifacts from World War
I and II, as well as information of service men and women from the
Inside the museum you will find; aboriginal display, period clothing,
early 1900’s home setting, sports uniforms, school display, history
book from many districts, artifacts from former Elgin businesses,
extensive photo display, minute and record books from many
organizations and an indexed collection of clippings from Elgin
Stoll the grounds around the museum, there you will find a replica sod
house, a 1948 snowplane, working windmill, collection of vintage from
machinery, tools and railway artifacts.
The museum is open every weekend in July and August or by appointment.
Built in 1904, this bank building in the village of Elgin in the
Municipality of Grassland was originally two storeys high, providing
accommodation for the bank manager on its second floor, which was
removed in the 1950s.
Elgin Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is representative of the
functional bank branches established in rural service centres across
the Prairies in the early 1900s. The building's prominent corner
location, solid brick construction, restrained detailing and well-lit
banking hall were typical of the features employed by chartered banks
to woo customers and convey an image of quiet corporate strength and
reliability. As the village's only bank, the CIBC held an important
place in the financial life of local residents and surrounding farm
community until its closure in 1995. It is now the only structure that
remains from the many commercial buildings erected in Elgin's business
district in the early twentieth century.