The Strathclair Museum Association Mandate

The Strathclair Museum Association is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and supports the ongoing maintenance, operation and development of the Strathclair Museum and Archives. The museum's mandate is to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts of community and farm life from the Strathclair and surrounding areas.

The Archive mandate is to collect, preserve, catalogue and exhibit photographs and documents pertaining to pioneer life in what is now the R.M. of Strathclair and surrounding communities.

Organization History

In the fall of 1971 the Strathclair CPR Station, Residence and Freight Shed located in the town of Strathclair, Manitoba was offered for sale by the CPR. It was purchased by the R. M. of Strathclair in March, 1972 for the purpose of creating a Museum. The station itself, constructed in 1901, was of historical importance being the only original station remaining in the Bredenbury Sub-division. A volunteer committee of community members was formed and arranged to move the CPR buildings to its current location on Main Street in Strathclair. This committee was formalized as the Strathclair Museum Association.

In 1974 St. George's Anglican Church, built in 1913 and located near the hamlet of Menzie, MB. Was acquired and moved to the Museum site. 1996 saw the construction of an additional building on the site, designated for a collection of farming implements and tools.

Together these buildings constitute the Strathclair Museum. The buildings and land are owned by the Rural Municipality of Strathclair.


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