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Antler River Historical Society Museum
The Antler River Historical Society Museum was opened in 1972. It replaced the 1905 eight room public elementary school on the corner of Summit and Ash Streets. The museum is the result of a town effort, with many groups and individuals volunteering their time and money.
Hours of Operation
- Open this summer: Tuesdays to Sundays 11am – 5pm
- Admission: $5 Family Annual Pass: $20
- For more details, contact: office 204-522-3569, 522-8210; 264-0555
Things to see
- Old Time Picture Room
- One Room School Room
- Transportation Story
- Native Heritage
- Historical Military Room
- Pioneer Heritage Agriculture Displays
- Artifacts, Antiques and Fashions of Yesterday
- Horse and Wagon Display
- Community History
- Wildlife Taxidermy Exhibit
- Art Room Miscellaneous – telephone history
Fred Jensen Trophy Room
Boundary Commission Trail – NWMP
- The route followed the International Boundary Commission of 1873 from Red River to the western boundary of Manitoba.
- The route of NWMP in 1874 from Fort Dufferin on the west side of the Red River North of Emerson to the present Saskatchewan border.
- The Post Road, a settlement trail from Emerson and West Lynne on the Red River northwestern across the West Mennonite Reserve to Mountain City four miles southwest of Morden.
- Border trail, the settlement trail from Wakopa to Turtle Head Creek between the foot of the Turtle Mountains and Whitewater Lake. Portions of the trails were originally migratory routes of the buffalo across southern Manitoba. Thus, sections of these trails were familiar to many generations of out native people. These trails were also important for travel by land across the eastern prairie by the early settlers. However, upon arrival of the “Iron Horse”, these trails where no longer used by settlers. The Boundary Commission Trail Association follows in the footsteps of the earlier generations. Each year in July, sections of the trail are re-enacted to draw attention and tourism to the area.