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Fall 2018
Field Trip


No. 87

This Old



Historic Sites
of Manitoba

MHS Features: War Memorials in Manitoba, An Artistic Legacy

War Memorials in Manitoba, An Artistic Legacy has been developed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the First World War. This review of Manitoba’s collection of war memorials will allow readers and visitors to explore more than 200 sites, enriched by background information on historical precedents and information on artistic and aesthetic qualities.

This project was inaugurated by Mr. Patrick Morican, who in 1996 undertook the creation of a comprehensive inventory of Manitoba’s war memorials. That initiative has been enlarged through the auspices of the Portage la Prairie Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee and with the assistance of the province’s Historic Resources Branch, the Manitoba Historical Society, and the members of Heritage Manitoba.


Preface (1 page, PDF, 0.1 MB)

Introduction (10 pages, PDF, 0.4 MB)

A Brief History of War Memorial Design (19 pages, PDF, 0.7 MB)

The Making of a Memorial (41 pages, PDF, 2.5 MB)

Guide to Manitoba Memorial Types (88 pages, PDF, 6.6 MB)

Local World War I Stories (113 pages, PDF, 3.1 MB)

Learning Materials (18 pages, PDF, 0.2 MB)

Sources (8 pages, PDF, 0.1 MB)

Entire Document (299 pages, PDF, 13.0 MB)

1996 Inventory (367 pages, PDF, 13.3 MB)

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: War Memorials

Page revised: 16 October 2014

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