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MHS Field Trip: Summer 2018

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Cost: $45 per person for MHS/JHCWC members if booked before 1 July 2018 and $50 per person afterward.

Tour includes: transportation by washroom-equipped air-conditioned motor coach, the colony tour, an on-colony meal, informational hand-outs, and all taxes and gratuities

Departure: Asper Jewish Community Campus (123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg) with return to the departure point

The Manitoba Historical Society and the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada present a summer field trip to the site of a former Jewish farm settlement in the Rural Municipality of Rosser and the nearby Rock Lake Hutterite Colony. En route to the Colony, the history of the Rosser Jewish farm colony will be explained and the reasons for its decline discussed. After a drive-by of the Rosser colony site, we will proceed to Rock Lake Colony where there will be a guided tour of colony operations followed by a meal in the colony dining room. Rock Lake Colony, established in 1947, has an agricultural and industrial component, which is becoming increasingly common among Manitoba colonies.

Those with dietary concerns may bring their own bagged lunch. If any participant so desires, a bagged kosher lunch can be provided from Schmoozers. Please notify the MHS when booking your place.

Space is limited, so to reserve your place please contact Heather McMillan, Office Coordinator, Manitoba Historical Society, at 204-947-0559.  Payment may be made by cheque, credit card, cash in person, or pay securely online using PayPal. The MHS office is located at 710A One Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB R3B0X3. Payment in full reserves your place.


John Lehr

Dr. John Lehr

The trip will be accompanied by John Lehr, formerly a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg.  With Yossi Katz, he is author of Inside the Ark: The Hutterites in Canada and the United States and articles on Jewish farm settlements in western Canada. He was President of the Manitoba Historical Society from 1998 to 2000, and he has organized numerous popular and informative field trips for the society.

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