The Antler River Historical Museum

Antler River Historical Society
41 Ash Street
Melita MB  R0M 1L0


Admission: family friendly; Annual Family Membership $20 with unlimited visits.
Individual daily pass $5.00 per person

Regular Hours:

June- August, 1 pm to 5 pm

Off Season Hours:

By appointment in September. Closed during winter months for tours. By appointment during May.

About the Museum:

The Antler River Historical Society is a treasure of artifacts and exhibits from southwestern manitoba. The Museum is housed in a 7000 square foot, yellow brick, two-storey building, domed with an octagonal bell tower. The building itself operated as the Melita School from 1884 to 1972.

The museum consists of eight former classrooms, dedicated to exhibiting the following:

a room of local photos/a one-room school replica
local native history, artifacts,
Geology display
a replica pioneer home
military exhibit, photos, a WWII German ant-tank gun
local school and club/church memoribilia
archives of the local newspaper, MTS display
antique tools, tradesman display/avian taxidermy display
Pioneer fashion room, RCMP Marchwest display

In addition, the hallways are lined with exhibits such as fur displays, a full sized buggy, printing press, fire department display, geological exhibit, and much much more. To tour the museum can take up to 3 hours.

Adjacent to the Antler River Historical Society, is the A.F. Jensen Trophy Room. This building houses exhibits from Mr. Jensen's many hunting trips to Africa. (CLOSED TEMPORARILY)

Southwestern Manitoba is rich in history. One can also take a tour south to Coulter Park and Sourisford, to view the two-storey fieldstone pioneer home, the log house in Coulter Park, the Burial Mounds, teepee rings, Medicine Wheel and buffalo jump. Also of note is the The Brockinton House, a small fieldstone home overlooking the Souris River. This is one of the first white homesteads in the area.

Please be sure to add our Museum to your "stay-cation" list. You will not be disappointed.

*Regional Resource Packages....

Ready to use materials, photos, maps and more