Museums in Killarney

Turtle Mountain Flywheel Club Museum

The Turtle Mountain Flywheel Club Museum boasts having the largest collection of stationary engines in Manitoba? And their array of tractors, machinery and trucks has a story attached to each piece.

The club started in 1976 when a handful of enthusiastic antique tractor-lovers decided to share their treasures with their community. Their passion was to put on a family-oriented show with the desire to share the early history of agriculture, and its progression, with the younger generation. Their collection date from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s and track changes from the horse and plow, to steam-powered machinery, to the kerosene and gasoline powered.

An added piece of archival history is that the Universal Tractor and the world’s first Rotary Thresher, both displayed at the museum. Bruce Hathaway invented the Rotary Thresher in Deloraine in the early 1920’s. It was a threshing machine well before its time.

The museum will be opened during summer hours. Visit their website at for more information.

Prairie Pioneer Days

Take a look at farming the old-fashioned way, and see first hand the changes that have taken place in agriculture over the last century. Hosted by the dedicated Turtle Mountain Flywheel Club, Prairie Pioneer Days attracts hundreds of people who come to enjoy threshing demonstrations, log sawing, and machinery displays. Wander through a variety of displays that include a toshow, a working blacksmith shop, plus local fare and entertainment. The pride of Pioneer Days is the Sunday afternoon parade in front of the grandstand, where enthusiasts shine up their favourite antique farm implements for the  nale. Make a stop at the Heritage Village, the Heritage House, as well as the Stationary Engine Museum, all focused on our rural heritage and proud prairie history. Held July 7 and 8 at the Killarney Agricultural Grounds.