|The Antler River
Antler River Historical Society
41 Ash Street
Melita MB R0M 1L0
Admission: family friendly; Annual Family Membership $20 with unlimited
Individual daily pass $5.00 per person
June- August, 1 pm to 5 pm
Off Season Hours:
By appointment in September. Closed during winter months for tours. By
appointment during May.
The Antler River Historical Society is a treasure of artifacts
exhibits from southwestern manitoba. The Museum is housed in a 7000
square foot, yellow brick, two-storey building, domed with an octagonal
bell tower. The building itself operated as the Melita School from 1884
The museum consists of eight former classrooms, dedicated to exhibiting
a room of local photos/a one-room school replica
local native history, artifacts,
a replica pioneer home
military exhibit, photos, a WWII German ant-tank gun
local school and club/church memoribilia
archives of the local newspaper, MTS display
antique tools, tradesman display/avian taxidermy display
Pioneer fashion room, RCMP Marchwest display
In addition, the hallways are lined with exhibits such as fur displays,
a full sized buggy, printing press, fire department display, geological
exhibit, and much much more. To tour the museum can take up to 3 hours.
to the Antler River Historical Society, is the A.F. Jensen
Trophy Room. This building houses exhibits from Mr. Jensen's many
hunting trips to Africa. (CLOSED TEMPORARILY)
Manitoba is rich in history. One can also take a tour
south to Coulter Park and Sourisford, to view the two-storey fieldstone
pioneer home, the log house in Coulter Park, the Burial Mounds, teepee
rings, Medicine Wheel and buffalo jump. Also of note is the The
Brockinton House, a small fieldstone home overlooking the Souris River.
This is one of the first white homesteads in the area.
Please be sure to add our Museum to your "stay-cation" list. You will
not be disappointed.