Welcome to Souris-Glenwood A beautiful, fun, progressive community
Welcome to Souris-Glenwood
A beautiful, fun, progressive community

Hillcrest Museum

 

Step back in time by visiting Hillcrest Museum. Located adjacent to the famous Swinging Bridge, this heritage building sits prominently on the banks overlooking the Souris River. Visitors will see a wide variety of artifacts and period displays that depict what life was like in the 1900’s. Its castle-like design, reminiscent of England, makes it a unique structure and a popular tourist attraction in Manitoba.

History

The Museum, originally known as “Squire Hall”, was built in 1910. Commissioned by Fred Sowden, son of the town’s founder, Squire Sowden, it was designed by local architect, Carter Brindle. The building features an etched glass entrance leading to an ornate wooden staircase. As you walk through, you will notice the unique stained glass windows, pressed tin ceilings and original woodwork. Its balconies offer magnificent views of the Souris River, and you will experience the rich culture and history of our community. The Museum is designated as one of Canada’s most important heritage properties.

Exhibits

  • Period displays showcasing life in the 1900s
  • Historical and aboriginal artifacts and collections
  • Extensive collection of historical pictures and documents
  • Memorabilia from community members who fought in World Wars
  • Early medical and dental instruments
  • Extensive mounted butterfly collection
  • Separate displays of agricultural tools and equipment
  • Vintage fire engine
  • CPR caboose

Open daily July 1st until Labour Day weekend.
Group tours and off-season visits are available by appointment.
Admission fees are $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per student, children under 5 are free.

Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Fri
7:30 pm Halloween Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Halloween Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Halloween Rock 'n Roll Dance @ Carroll Memorial Hall
Brandon Forever Young Club Halloween Dance Saturday, October 19th, 2019 Vintage 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s Rock & Roll Music Listen and Dance to Brandon’s own Slim Jim Band 07:30 to 11:30 p.m. Carroll Memorial Hall, Carroll,[...]
Nov
9
Sat
7:30 pm Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Rock ‘n Roll Dance
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
Vintage 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s Rock & Roll Music Listen and Dance to Brandon’s own Slim Jim Band 07:30 to 11:30 p.m. Carroll Memorial Hall, Carroll, Mb. Members $12, Non-Members $15 Lunch to be served[...]
Nov
16
Sat
10:00 am Hillcrest Museum presents the 45...
Hillcrest Museum presents the 45...
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hillcrest Museum presents the 45th Annual Souris Hobbycraft (Funds raised from this event will go towards projects at Hillcrest Museum in Souris.) 60 tables of crafts, sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, canning, home based business and[...]