Hunterville Church - Historic Places Days

Hunterville Church

Minnedosa, Manitoba
Type
House Museum/Homestead
Address
3rd Avenue Northeast, Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada
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Hours
Opens July 1st and runs till Labour Day. The village is available for tours all year round by appointment Admission Adults @10.00 Seniors $8.00, Youth 5-15 $3.00 Under 5 Free, Family (2 adults & Children under 15 ) $20.00 Attend our Heritage Day Saturday August 17th
Phone
204-867-3542
November 4, 1904 – June 27, 1993
The original location of the Hunterville Church was at the junction of #10 and #24 highways, four miles east of Rapid City. The church was built on an acre of land donated by Mrs. W. Hunter thus the name Hunterville.
It was built in 1904 and opened for services on November 4, 1904 as a Presbyterian Church. Services were held in the homes of the pioneers previous to the opening of the new church. Mr. George Grant donated a beautiful Communion Set. The first wedding in Hunterville Church, Grace McNaughton and George Grant, took place on Tuesday March 22, 1906.
In 1925 Hunterville Presbyterian Church joined the United Church of Canada. The idea of a wider parish was introduced in 1969. Hunterville became part of this reorganization, which by 1973 included Minnedosa, Clanwilliam, Justice, Rapid City, Basswood and Cadurcis. Two ministers shared the duties. After 89 years of service and devotion to the community, the church was closed June 27, 1993.
Upon learning that the Hunterville congregation was willing to donate their Church Building to the Minnedosa Heritage Village, negotiations began with the officials of the church. In December 1996 Hunterville Church was moved to its new location by Kola Movers, in what was to become the Minnedosa Heritage Village. Moving costs were $12,242.40. The church was shingled with new cedar shingles in April, 2002 at a cost of $4,606.92, rewired in November, 2002 and the interior was painted in May, 2003.
Newly painted in the historically correct yellow in 2011, the church is a beautiful building. At least once a year, a church service is held, and there have been at least three wedding ceremonies held in the church since it has been moved to Minnedosa. We received the church and all its contents just as the former congregation left it and it is available to be used for weddings, church services, etc., fully equipped

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

Minnedosa;

  • Is home to Ishii Japanese Gardens located at the Regional Library
  • The longest fish ladder in Manitoba at over 600 feet
  • Bison Park along Highway 262 where visitors can view plains Bison
  • Oxbow walking trail is located adjacent to Heritage Village. The trails wind through local wetland where you may observe local waterfowl.
  • Stone house tour that incudes 10 buildings constructed of local stone by a local stone mason.

Location

3rd Avenue Northeast, Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada
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