The area was explored years ago by the early explorers who established trading posts along the river, these include Fort Desjarlais, Fort Ash and Fort Grand as three. Archaeologists have had several digs over the years to unearth the stories of the past.
Elgin and District Historical Museum Inc.
Visit the Elgin Historical Museum housed in the 1903 Canadian Bank of Commerce Building on Main Street, Highway #23.
There you will find the Military Memorial, a large collection of military pictures, uniforms and artifacts from World War I and II, as well as information of service men and women from the district.
Inside the museum you will find; aboriginal display, period clothing, early 1900’s home setting, sports uniforms, school display, history book from many districts, artifacts from former Elgin businesses, extensive photo display, minute and record books from many organizations and an indexed collection of clippings from Elgin Newspapers 1900-1931.
Stoll the grounds around the museum, there you will find a replica sod house, a 1948 snowplane, working windmill, collection of vintage from machinery, tools and railway artifacts.
The museum is open every weekend in July and August or by appointment.
310 Poplar StreetOur beautiful museum is the way it is through the effort of volunteers and the people of Hartney, and surround area. All items in the museum have been either loaned or donated by the generous people amongst us.
If you would like to contribute in any way, stop by or call one of the following:
Pat Phillips: (204) 858-2127
Eleanor Vandusen: (204) 858-2064
Please visit http://www.hartneyheritage.ca for more information