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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pembina Threshermen’s Museum (RM of Stanley)

Established in 1968, in the Rural Municipality of Stanley midway between Morden and Winkler, the museum arose from an old-time threshing bee held two years earlier on the farm of local resident, William V. Elias. Its mandate was to preserve the agricultural and Mennonite heritage of the Pembina Valley region. Situated on 12 acres of land, the museum comprises several heritage buildings, including Morden’s Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Haskett’s grain elevator (moved to the museum in February 2015), Braun House, Reimer Log House (formerly at Hochfeld, moved to the museum in 1980), Pomeroy School No. 58 (Newton School No. 58), Roseisle United Church, and others.

The Morden Research Station Barn was built as a horse barn in 1928. It was converted to small stock use in 1948 and converted to plant growth use in 1961. It was moved to the museum in 1990.

The Haskett Store was moved to Haskett in 1908 and used as a store until 1970 after which it was used as a residence. In 2012 the store building was moved to the museum where it is used as a display building.

The museum is open from May to September, seven days a week.

Buildings at the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum

Buildings at the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Pomeroy School

The former Pomeroy School (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Roseisle United Church

The former Roseisle United Church (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Canadian Pacific Railway Station at Morden

The former Canadian Pacific Railway Station at Morden (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Reimer Log House

Reimer Log House (June 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Former Elias family grain elevator before its move to the museum

Former Elias family grain elevator before its move to the museum (July 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

Former Elias family grain elevator

Former Elias family grain elevator (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Morden Research Station Barn

Morden Research Station Barn (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Haskett Store

Haskett Store (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.19147, W98.01512
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morden Experimental Farm (First Street, Morden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Agricultural Museum (RM of North Norfolk)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pomeroy School No. 58 (RM of Dufferin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Roseisle Presbyterian Church / Roseisle United Church (Roseisle, RM of Dufferin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Station (North Railway Street, Morden)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elias Family Grain Elevator (RM of Stanley)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations

Sources:

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

Pomeroy School, NW 1-3-5 WPM, Morden area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Reimer Mennonite Log House, NW 1-3-5 WPM, Morden area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Roseisle United Church, NW 1-3-5 WPM, Morden area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Morden Canadian Pacific Railway Station, NW 1-3-5 WPM, Morden area, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Grain elevator moves down Manitoba back roads to museum,” Global News, 19 February 2015.

Historic elevator gets permanent new home,” Morden Times, 12 September 2015.

Pembina Threshermen’s Museum

We thank Jean McManus and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2020

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