Downloadable PDFs

Note: Because some of these documents are large, we have also broken them into smaller pieces for ease of download

A History of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia by Norma Hall with Clifford P. Hall and Erin Verrier. Manitoba: Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Manitoba, 2010. Print.
Download  A History of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia (28 pages, 0.2 MB, PDF)

Original research about the little-known Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia government headed by Louis Riel, which functioned from March 9 to June 24, 1870.


Architectural Heritage – Selkirk and District Planning Area by David Butterfield. Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Recreation – Historic Resources, 1988. Print
Download Architectural Heritage - The Selkirk and District Planning Area (217 pages, 11 MB, PDF)
Download Architectural Heritage - The Selkirk and District Planning Area - Part 1 (110 pages, 6 MB, PDF)
Download Architectural Heritage - The Selkirk and District Planning Area - Part 2 (107 pages, 5 MB, PDF)


Grand Marais Walking Tour Project by David Butterfield for the Grand Marais Heritage Committee, 2018.

Download Grand Marais Walking Tour Project (167 pages, 7 MB, PDF)

Featuring a ‘Guide for the Guides’, a guide training kit, tour themes and a sample tour of Grand Marais, Manitoba, Canada.


Pioneer Work: The Types of Work that Shaped the R.M. of St. Clements 1880 – 1940 by David Butterfield for the RM of St. Clements Heritage Committee, 2018.

Download Pioneer Work - The Types of Work that Shaped the R.M. of St. Clements 1880-1940 (82 pages, 13 MB, PDF)
Download Pioneer Work - The Types of Work that Shaped the R.M. of St. Clements 1880-1940 - Part 1 (41 pages, 5 MB, PDF)
Download Pioneer Work - The Types of Work that Shaped the R.M. of St. Clements 1880-1940 - Part 2 (41 pages, 8 MB, PDF)

This project is about work. It is specifically about work in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements during its formative years – 1880-1940. It is about work because it’s mostly what we do, even now, and because the work we do shapes and forms the communities in which we live. And in any community’s early years, work takes on special significance – for it was often the very thing that “made” the community.


St. Peter’s Dynevor Windmill by David Butterfield for St. Clements Heritage Committee, 2015.

Download St Peters Dynevor Windmill (81 pages, 7 MB, PDF)
Download St Peters Dynevor Windmill Part 1 (39 pages, 3 MB, PDF)
Download St Peters Dynevor Windmill Part 2 (42 pages, 4 MB, PDF)

For about 50 years, from 1833 to the mid 1880s, a remarkable community was developed on the banks of the Red River just north of present-day Selkirk. Known at the time as the Indian Settlement, or the Indian Village, this very first Aboriginal agricultural settlement in what would become Manitoba was undertaken by a band of Saulteaux and Cree peoples under the leadership of Chief Peguis. This report is mainly an attempt to “recreate” one of the St. Peter’s Indian Settlement windmills – to suggest what it looked like, how it operated.


St. Jude’s Anglican Church by Donna Sutherland for the St. Clements Heritage Committee, 2009.

Download St. Jude's Anglican Church (18 pages, 1 MB, PDF)

Built in 1896, St. Jude’s Church has been a key part of the community of Grand Marais for 113 years. The structure is architecturally significant because of the material used in its formation – black poplar log with dovetailed ends and local fieldstone with mortar. The church also holds cultural significance in that it is one of the few protestant churches in the municipality to have been built, maintained, and attended by a community of primarily Métis people.

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