Do you have a photograph that captures your memories of the East Beaches? We are putting together photo albums of beach memories. Send us one photograph with a separate caption that we will include in the album.
Photo of the family cabin
Caption: “Dad built the cabin in 1939 and we rebuilt it in 1972.”
—The Warkinton family, Belair
Photo of adult on the marsh boardwalk
Caption: “As a kid, my friends and I spent hours here in the marsh looking for frogs.”
—Tom Doe, Grand Beach
A wedding photo
Caption: “We met on the Moonlight Special going up to the Grand Beach Dancehall, July 8, 1948, the rest is history.”
—John and Mary Smith, Winnipeg
Donate an Artifact
The Heritage Wing is not a traditional museum but an interactive interpretive centre. We don’t have the space or budget to maintain a collection of artifacts.
We are looking for a few special family objects that date from before the 1920s, maybe something passed down or brought from the old country. We would give them a safe home in our small artifact case.We do want to display a few small artifacts from the earliest families to live in the East Beaches area which could be small objects representing Ojibwe, Métis or early homesteaders’ home life.
Examples of relevant artifacts include beadwork, leather work, embroidery, child’s fiddle or jigging shoes, small traditional toys, family bible, or an old family quilt.
How to Submit
Photos: You can provide the photo digitally or we can scan it and return it to you. Please include your name and contact information.
If you would like to contribute to our photo album, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to East Beaches Heritage Photos, PO Box 32, Grand Marais, MB, R0E 0T0.
Artifacts: If you have something you might want to contribute please contact our exhibit designer at email@example.com to discuss the numerous possibilities.