I had the opportunity to visit the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum last week even though they have already closed for the season.
Their newest exhibit, Brimberly Village is a 4000 square foot life-size early-mid-1900s indoor ‘street village’ that offers the museum’s visitors yet another distinct and different opportunity ~ to “walk through southern Manitoba history!”.
The village was a fascinating surprise. Each room had a different theme, including a theatre, a dress shop, a laundry, and an art gallery featuring the work of Helene Latter. Of course, no village would be complete without a place for its residents to live. I felt like I was stepping back in time when walking into this cosy little home. The TV was an item that I have personally never seen in person but would have been someones very first TV!
I gasped with delight when I saw the sod house for the first time. The Canadian Heritage Minute on the Sod House was always a personal favourite of mine and being able to get up close to one was a personal dream come true.
Save May 11th, 2020 in your calendar to visit the Museum on their opening day and see everything Brimberly Village has to offer. I’ll be heading back to see what other delightful pieces of history I can find.
While we await the return of spring, visit https://www.threshermensmuseum.com/…/…/107-brimberly-village to read the story of how Brimberly Village came to life.