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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Herdsman’s House (Neubergthal, RM of Rhineland)

This modest building was used originally by the village herdsman in Gnadenfeld then was moved to its present site in Neubergthal in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland. Its use by the local herdsman, who tended livestock in the communal pasture across the road, continued until it was occupied by the Klippenstein family in 1912. The building was inhabited until 1965 by a Klippenstein descendant. The structure contains its original beamed ceiling and stenciled floor boards, and was restored by the present owners. A municipally-designated historic site, the only known herdsman’s house in Canada, the building is now used as a guest house and Artist-in-Residence. Also on the property is a 1928 barn erected by the Klippenstein family.

Herdsman’s House

Herdsman’s House (November 2015)
Source: Margruite Krahn

Herdsman’s House

Herdsman’s House (October 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the Herdsman’s House

Interior of the Herdsman’s House (November 2015)
Source: Margruite Krahn

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.07123, W97.48315
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Klippenstein Barn (Neubergthal, RM of Rhineland)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neubergthal Mennonite Street Village (Neubergthal, RM of Rhineland)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

Herdsman’s House (Klippenstein House), Neubergthal, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Walking Tour Guide, Neubergthal Mennonite Street Village National Historic Site.

We thank Jake Rempel, Margruite Krahn, and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2020

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