"This Museum is not just a place of treasures but also a place of Remembrance"
The Legion House Museum is located on the second floor of the Royal Canadian Legion Norwood / St. Boniface Branch #43, 134 Marion Street, Winnipeg.
Note that as of 15 September 2020, the Museum and Library will be closed to the public until January 2021
The Museum is open Wednesday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm or by Appointment. Tours are Welcome Contact Bruce Tascona 1-204-825-2961
If you want to become a volunteer at the Museum please contact Bruce Tascona at 1-204-825-2961
Private Dudenhoffer 10th Battalion CEF
Currently the Museum has put together an exhibit on some forgotten regiments of Manitoba . Uniforms of the XII Manitoba Dragoons and the 106th Regiment Winnipeg Light Infantry have been added to the exhibit.
Forgotten Regiment Exhibit
The uniform of an Afghanistan Army Interpreter has been added to the Afghanistan exhibit. The Military History Society of Manitoba Inc maintains the Museum with support from the Branch. Take a walk through history. The Museum depicts the military history of Manitoba. Artefacts are on display from the earliest conflicts between the French and English.
The museum visitor will sample exhibits of the 19th Century pertaining to the troops that garrisoned Lower Fort Garry in the 1840’s. The Red River Expedition, The Nile Expedition of 1884 and the Northwest Canada Rebellion 1885 and South Africa 1899-1902. Uniforms, medals and equipment are on exhibit from all eras. The Militia of Manitoba and its involvement in the First World War is explored. Exhibits on the Second World War, Korean, the Cold War, Peace-keeping, NATO and Afghanistan highlight Manitobans and their units.
CEF Exhibit Deer Lodge Exhibit Hong Kong Exhibit
Post Unification Exhibit WWII Uniform Exhibit Cpl James Arnal Afghanistan Exhibit
The Archives and Library
The Military History Society of Manitoba maintains an Archives and Library. One of its major holdings is the embarkation lists of the Canadian Expeditionary Force which is useful in genealogy research.Over 400,000 names are included in these lists. The library contains a wide variety of volumes on military history. The reading room is available to all who visit the Museum.
Reading Room at the Legion House Museum