The Winnipegosis Museum was the original Rail Station, built in 1897. Railway service to Winnipegosis was first made available October 8, 1897, when the railway line was opened from Sifton. On December 20, 1898, this line became part of the Canadian Northern Railway, which in 1918, amalgamated into the Canadian National Railway System.
In September, 2022 our museum celebrated it’s 125th anniversay! Read all about the history of the old CN Station!
There are over 90 displays depicting our story. The journey through the museum takes you from our Indigenous roots which began 10 000 years ago to the present day.
We have a new acquisition of a uniform from WWI and belonged to Private H. E. Martin. He was gassed in WWI and sent home in 1918. He was Mona White’s uncle and spent the rest of his life in a small home at the back of Charlie White’s property on Second Street.
We hope you will take some time this summer to come tour the museum and be reminded of years gone by!
The Winnipegosis Historical Society Inc. collects, preserves, studies and interprets the human and natural history of Winnipegosis, the Mossey River Municipality and surrounding area for the public. Our collections are on display at the Winnipegosis Museum. They reflect the lifestyle of the early settlers, as well as preserve the tools, clothing and documentation of the varied occupations of the people of this area. They are used for public display and education. We also have archival collections which are available for study.