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Musée St. Joseph Museum
25 Brais Blvd.
St. Joseph MB  R0G 2C0

Region: Central
Primary Phone: 204-737-2244

Email: Email Now
Website: www.museestjoseph.ca

Admission: $5, Children under 12 are Free

Regular Hours:
July and August: Tuesday to Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Off Season Hours:
September to June: Monday to Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

About the Museum:

The Musée St. Joseph Museum Inc. was established to preserve the history and culture of the Rural Municipality of Montcalm for the enjoyment of the residents and visitors to the area.

Exploring the 20 buildings that make up the museum offers a unique opportunity to see and experience, first-hand, how early pioneer farmers lived and worked in the region more than 100 years   ago.

The museum features an historical village, agricultural village, a tourism centre and a campground. Buildings include houses, a school, a church, a general store, typical farm buildings, exhibits of tractors and other agricultural machinery, a blacksmith's shop, a leather workshop, a word-working shop, a significant collection of stationary engines and heritage display of the Manitoba sugar beet industry.

The Centre Parent Tourism Centre, a timber-frame structure decorated with amazing murals by Manitoba artist, Hubert Théroux, is open year-round and introduces highlights of the museum's collections. The museum’s 45,000 artifacts are normally housed in the buildings of the historical and agricultural villages, which are only open to the public during the summer months.

The St. Joseph Campground has 16 fully-service sites as well as several tenting areas. Modern washrooms, coin-operated showers and a dumping station are available. Campers are asked to please check in at the Tourism Center upon arrival.

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Museum Events:

The Montcalm Heritage Festival, a two-day event celebrating culture and tradition, will be held on June 14 and 15, 2014 on the Musée St. Joseph Museum grounds. Admission is FREE and tours of the museum buildings are available throughout the weekend.

The festivities begin with a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning and family activities, entertainment, terrific food, a beer garden and wonderful demonstrations provide two days of fun for everyone.

The Parade and Opening Ceremonies start at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 14

Come celebrate our heritage with us!

For more information, to reserve a campsite for the weekend or to pre-book an appraisal, please call 204.737.2244 or email museestjoseph@gmail.com.  Jody Tresoor will be happy to answer your questions.

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