Established in 1967, the Pioneer Village Museum recreates a small pioneer village. It contains a log house, school, community hall, Canadian Pacific Railway Station, store, blacksmith shop and a Ukrainian Church with a bell tower. Most of the pioneers of this region were of Polish, Ukrainian, or German descent coming from the areas known as Galacia and Volhynia. These pioneers had to face many hardships in carving out the wilderness and learning to adapt to a new country and a new way of life. Many artifacts depicting the lifestyle of the early pioneers of the surrounding area are located in these buildings.

Each year in August, the community members and tourists look forward to “Heritage Day,” which is very well attended. Usually there is a live threshing demonstration, a tractor parade, live animals are on display, fresh bread is being baked in the outdoor clay oven, there is live music and dancing, draws, and people can wander around the entire site looking at historical artifacts taking in the history of the local community and it’s pioneers. It is a great family event.

The Museum is located on the Centennial Grounds, 7th Street N., just off of Park Avenue  in Beausejour, Manitoba.

Hours of operation for July – August are 9- 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Off season tours are also available. For more information please phone 204-265-3345, or 204-268-9266 ext. 1.

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