- Member Mrs. Maggie Smith donated silk escape maps and miniature compasses used by RCAF personnel who tried to evade capture. They originally belonged to her late husband’s father who was a navigator in the RCAF during World War II.
- Comrade Lou Ellen Jeanson donated a Boer War Medal that belonged to her late great grandfather.
- Currently the Museum is putting together an exhibit on some forgotten regiments of Manitoba for May, 2011. Uniforms of the XII Manitoba Dragoons and the 106th Regiment Winnipeg Light Infantry have been added to the museum exhibit.
- The uniform of an Afghanistan Army Interpreter has been added to the Afghanistan Exhibit.
Welcome to the Legion House Museum located on the second floor of the Royal Canadian Legion Norwood/ St. Boniface Branch #43.
The Military History Society of Manitoba Inc maintains the Museum with support from the Branch. Take a walk through history. The Museum depicts the military history of Manitoba. Artefacts are on display from the earliest conflicts between the French and English.
The museum visitor will sample exhibits of the 19th Century pertaining to the troops that garrisoned Lower Fort Garry in the 1840’s, the Red River Expedition, The Nile Expedition of 1884 and the Northwest Canada Rebellion 1885 and South Africa 1899-1902. Uniforms, medals and equipment are on exhibit from all eras.
The Militia of Manitoba and its involvement in the First World War is explored. Exhibits on the Second World War, Korean, the Cold War, Peace-keeping, Nato and Afghanistan highlight Manitobans and the units from the province.
The Archives and Library
Come visit the Museum’s new library reading room. this winter the Legion House Museum reconfigured the the Museum by adding the Library. They’re over two thousands books and magazines in this reading room. The Library is opened on Wednesday in conjunction with the Museum.
The Military History Society of Manitoba maintains an Archives and Library. One of its major holdings is the embarkation lists of the Canadian Expeditionary Force which is useful in genealogy research. Over 400,000 names are included in these lists. The library contains a wide variety of volumes on military history. The reading room is available to all who visit the Museum.
The Military History Society of Manitoba Inc
A non-profit corporation formed in 1987, the objectives of the Military History Society of Manitoba are to collate information on military material culture and history and to acquire new knowledge through research and study with special emphasis on Manitoba units and their activities.
It is also the Society’s aim to promote the study of military history and share its resources with non- members. Members give public lectures, answer inquiries and occasionally put on public displays. The Society maintains a library, archives, photo files, and the Legion House Museum.
Camp Hughes Trenches 1916
The Society has maintained since 1987, ongoing research of this provincial heritage site. It has documented, recorded various features including ten kilometers of training trenches. The Society boasts a large collection of artefacts gathered from the site with exhibits located at the Carberry Town Library and the Legion House Museum. These trenches are known to be the largest remaining trenches within the Commonwealth
Contact the Museum
Military History Society of Manitoba
PO Box 131
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2G1