Research Projects

A collection of Research Projects supported by Manitoba's Heritage Grants Program

The Argyle Icelandic Settlement

A History of the Icelandic Settlement in the Baldur / Glenboro area.

A Thousand Words - Pioneer Photographers in the Southwest Corner

This project is a tribute to the significant contribution made by local photographers in preserving the past.

Locally Made  - A Survey of Pioneer Industry in Southwestern Manitoba

Grist Mills, Brickyards, Cheese Factories & More.....

Sourisford; The History of a River Crossing

The Boundary Commission has chosen a natural crossing that had existed for centuries. Bison herds in their yearly migrations, Aboriginal Peoples on their hunting trips, fur traders and Metis pemmican brigades; each had used the site. 

The Sekine Project

For about a decade, beginning in 1973, thousands of high-quality Sekine bicycles were manufactured near Rivers, Manitoba at the Oo-za-we-Kwun Centre in facilities that were once part of one of the most important Air Force Bases in Canada.

Shelterbelts in Manitoba

Today, with climate change an issue, and a with the recognition that some of our farming practices may not be sustainable, we are seeing a renewed interest in shelterbelts.

The Grand Trunk Pacific in Rivers, Manitoba

A look at the impact of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway on the creation and development of the Town of Rivers, Manitoba.

Train Tracks - Stories from a Railway Town

A collection of forty short articles captures the many facets of the history of Rivers, Manitoba, with a focus on the role of the railway.

Cherry Point

A pre-contact bison kill site on Oak Lake

Pioneer Stories: Killarney – Turtle Mountain

Stories of Pioneer Days in Killarney, first published long ago by the Oak Ridge Women’s Institute, updated and illustrated.

Turtle Mountain & The Souris Plains

An Overview of Our Communities

Turtle Mountain Mud   (Video)   (Website)

The Story of Manitoba’s Only Commercially Viable Coal Mines

The Chapman Museum

A Tribute


A Pioneer Village