May 12, 2020 – 1:00 P.M.
Come and celebrate 150 years of Manitoba being a province with us on May 12, with an online program this year!
Join us for an online lecture by Gordon Goldsborough to celebrate Manitoba Day with a special webinar about a staple of our province’s landscapes, Manitoba’s Abandoned Grain Elevators!
We will also present a selection of Manitoba-made artifacts on our Facebook page that day.
The registration link to the webinar will be available soon.
At one time, Manitoba had over 700 wooden grain elevators.
Most communities of any size had at least one; several had four or more.
The number of elevators declined as their size increased. Today, most of the original wooden elevators are gone and many of the remaining ones are disappearing. In this presentation, I will talk about the change in the nature of agriculture represented by abandoned grain elevators around Manitoba.
Gordon Goldsborough is Secretary to the Board of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, President of the Manitoba Historical Society, a weekly columnist on CBC Radio 1, and the author of several books on Manitoba history, including the national best-sellers, Abandoned Manitoba and More Abandoned Manitoba.
This webinar is a collaboration between the Manitoba Agricultural Museum and the Manitoba Historical Society.