Why become an MHS member?

The benefits of membership include a subscription to our journal Prairie History, special events and presentations, discounts at museums and shops, and more.

Prairie History

Our journal, published three times a year, contains all-original, scholarly and popular articles on many facets of history in Manitoba, and across Western Canada.

Historic Sites of Manitoba

Find out about the history of communities around Manitoba using your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Our website has over 9,000 interesting places on an interactive map.

Memorable Manitobans

A collection of short biographies of noteworthy people from Manitoba’s past are linked to historic sites and events.

Are you interested in the history of Manitoba and Western Canada? If so, the Manitoba Historical Society is for you! Membership is open to individuals, students, families, organizations, and businesses.

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Our journal, published three times a year, is devoted to the history of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the US borderlands. It contains well researched, scholarly articles as well as articles of general interest and book reviews.

Featured Research / Archives

The MHS is actively engaged in original research on all facets of Manitoba history. Contact us if you would like to help, or if you are interested in hiring our researchers to answer your historical question.

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This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

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This is an interactive, searchable map of Manitoba’s historic sites.


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Get Involved


A group of eight Manitoba Provincial Heritage Associations (PHAs) is organizing a “Heritage Summit” to discuss the state of heritage in Manitoba. What are the present opportunities and challenges in the heritage sector? How are heritage-related organizations preparing to address them?

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MHS Establishes Prairie History Endowment Fund

December 7, 2023

In accordance with a resolution adopted by the Council of the Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) in April 2023, a Prairie History Endowment Fund has been created at The Winnipeg Foundation as a separate trust under the MHS Agency Fund with an initial contribution of $10,000. The primary goal of this endowment is to sustain the publication of Prairie History magazine because it […]

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Endangered Heritage

December 1, 2023

For several years, the National Trust for Canada identified buildings  and other structures around the country that were deemed to be at risk  “due to neglect, lack of funding, inappropriate development or weak  legislation.” Not surprisingly, most of its identified structures were  in Ontario or other heavily populated provinces. However, in 2019, two  items made […]

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