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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hillcrest Museum (Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

This community museum, established in 1967, is situated next to the famous swinging bridge at Souris. It occupies a home designed by local architect Carter Hawkins Brindle, and built in 1910 for Fred Sowden, the son of pioneer Squire Sowden who built the nearby bridge. The building is a municipally-designated heritage site (1990).

The museum is open between 1 July and the Labour Day weekend (September), from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 16 and under, and preschool children free.

Hillcrest Museum

Hillcrest Museum (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Agricultural equipment on display at Hillcrest Museum

Agricultural equipment on display at Hillcrest Museum (October 2009)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61653, W100.25679
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites


Hillcrest Museum

Sowden House (26 Crescent Avenue East, Souris), Manitoba Historic Resource Branch.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 March 2022

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