July & August
Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Waskada Museum consists of six separate buildings: Union (Royal) Bank (1906), Anglican Church (1914), Vehicle Display Building (1999), Blacksmith Shop (1927), new Display Building (2006), and the Menota country school (1896-1952).
The bank and church buildings contain pioneer household and farm artifacts, a clothing display, two Simplex “silent movie” projectors, military clothing and picture display, photograph collection, mounted whooping crane (1903), a hand-powered table saw, a ledger (1864) from a Great Lakes schooner “Thornton”, cameras, and various radios and phonographs. The vehicle display building contains vintage cars, trucks, and tractors; a 1913 Case steam engine; three former fire-fighting vehicles (horse-drawn wagon, two trucks); farm implements; WWII “Weasel” snow track machine.
The restored Amos Blacksmith Shop, operated from 1899 to 1960, contains blacksmithing tools as well as horse-drawn vehicles and other related artifacts. The new display building, a renovated Paterson elevator coal shed contains various displays: general store; sports history; medical articles; hand-loom, knitting and sewing machines; grain cleaning and testing items. The Menota School building opened in 2012 contains all our school-related items.
Discover Waskada Museum
Explore and discover these items!
-1872 Manitoba Free Press 1st edition
-“S” pattern quilt, circa 1811
-1902, 1910 Brenda-Municipality voters list
-Electric stove, c.1920s; Hoosier cabinet
-1912 Manitoba license plate, porcelain-covered
-Hand-made violin, brought from Ontario in 1884
-Horse-drawn firewagon (restored) c.1900; 2 firetrucks
-Ox cart, Ox collars
-1861 Enfield rifle from WWI
-Article and photo of a former Menota School teacher who is still living today, 110 years old
-1934 hole-in-one certificate (Waskada Golf Club)
-John Deere bicycle
-Brass 60 yr commemorative plaque (Canada 1867-1927)
-1885 Bible, containing 39 books of the Old Testament, 27 books of the New Testament and 14 books of the Apocrypha
-Canadian army uniform WWII, (complete)