The St. Vital Museum & Historical Society is a non-profit organization that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities. This support enables the SVHS to share its collection and programs with all visitors, helping them enjoy St. Vital's abundant history.

There are many ways to give to SVHS, with many benefits and privileges available. As we add to our extensive collection, your support is more important than ever. We thank our members and donors for their loyalty and enthusiasm and look forward to working with new friends as we build for the future.


Become a Member

If you wish to become a member of the St. Vital Historical Society, please contact us by email at, by phone (204) 255-2864, or by mail:

St. Vital Museum
600 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L5

As a Member, you will receive:

- Updates on museum activities through our complimentary newsletter
- The St. Vital Historian, published quarterly
- Invitations to exhibit openings and special events
- Free access to the centre and research facilities
- Opportunity to vote at the Annual General Meeting held each November
  Single Memberships: $20.00 Family Memberships: $30.00

Click here to access the membership form and more details

Business Partnership Opportunities

The St. Vital Historical Society (SVHS) which runs the St. Vital Museum could use your support. The museum has developed in the old fire station at the junction of St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s into a museum we can all be proud of. And there is more work to do!

From the history of the days of Louis Riel, to the impressive collection of gold records of the Guess Who, to the road-worthy 1939 fire truck, the St. Vital Museum is a place worth visiting.

If you have not dropped into the museum recently, please do so (Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm during summer. During winter, open Saturdays only during the same time). In the meanwhile, please consider supporting the museum by buying a membership and/or participating in a partnership opportunity. Please help us preserve the history and heritage of St. Vital.

Friends of the Museum - $400 annually

All elements of Annual Business Membership ($75 value)
Two business card ads in annual calendar ($200 value)
Business card ad in newsletter, “The Historian” 3-4 times annually ($150 value)
Logo or link to your web site & name displayed on SVHS web site ($150 value)
Invite to special events at the museum

Business Supporter - $150 annually

Annual business membership…free access to museum
E-Subscription to SVHS Newsletter, “The Historian”
Copy of Annual Calendar (as supplies last)
Company name, logo, address, telephone and web URL listed on web site

Business Membership - $100 annually

Annual business membership…free access to museum
E-Subscription to SVHS Newsletter, “The Historian”
Copy of Annual Calendar (as supplies last)
Company name, address and telephone listed on web site

Advertising/Partnership Options

Business card ad in annual calendar (3.5” x 2”) $100
Inside front cover in annual calendar (2 available)  (5” x 8”) $300
Business card ad in newsletter (3-4 times annually) (3.5” x 2”) $150
Banner ad in calendar   $250
Web site logo or link to your web site & name   $150
Title Sponsorship *…e.g. Barbeque, Pancake Breakfast, Museum Rooms or Artifacts…    
*Personalized partnerships are available
For more information or to discuss a partnership: Email:  
  Telephone: (204) 255-2864  


Donations are gratefully accepted and tax receipts are issued for donations greater than $10.00. Send cheque or money order to:

St. Vital Historical Society
600 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 3L5

We also accept donations via PayPal or credit card. See the below link

You can also donate via INTERAC e-Transfer through .

We also accept donations in the form of old photographs, miscellaneous household & job related articles, archaeological objects, costumes, uniforms & sports equipment, books, archival materials, maps, architectural records, prints, drawings, films, sound recordings and printed materials; all regarding the history of St. Vital and surrounding areas.

These treasures of the past are wanted for display in the museum.

Note: photos can be scanned and returned quickly or even while you wait, if you have the time.


St. Vital Museum volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of a community-oriented museum and contribute valuable visitor services to our non-profit organization.

Volunteers need the ability to work independently and be self-motivated to complete projects. For non-processing duties, volunteers need the ability to work with the public. Understanding that reliability is critical and a having a flexible attitude is appreciated. Computer and typing skills would be an asset but are not necessary. Ideally, candidates should possess an admiration and appreciation of history, art and culture.

Time Commitment
Between 1-2 hours, at least once a week. The length of commitment is entirely up to you.

Benefits of becoming a Volunteer
You will gain the opportunity to learn and share knowledge and be actively involved in an exciting part of the St. Vital Museum, gain a keener understanding of St. Vital history and a close working relationship with volunteer staff.
Other benefits: Volunteer recognition party, letter & job reference upon request.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Assisting with determining relevance and quality of items offered to the museum, particularly artifacts. May include doing archival repairs. Some experience working with historical materials preferred.

Assisting with cataloguing and inventory, and work towards development of a computerized catalogue of the museum’s collection. Library and/or cataloguing experience preferred.

Computer processing
Data entry to update the museum’s records and catalogue; scanning photos and using software like PhotoShop for ongoing photo inventory project; word processing.

Providing assistance to visitors at the museum; assisting with presentations outside the museum (e.g. mall displays, school visits).

Exhibit Planning
Planning and putting together themes, exhibits, displays.

General labour
Providing ongoing maintenance of the museum including things like moving displays, painting, minor repairs.

News clipping
Reviewing, clipping and filing on a regular basis articles about St. Vital from newspapers and other publications (e.g. provincial MLA constituency reports).

Working with photos, letters, manuscripts, maps, etc., tasks might include sorting material into categories; cleaning (e.g. remove staples, flatten); photocopying; maintaining files (updating, weeding, etc).

Researching (may include interviewing) and writing biographies, articles and other materials as needed for displays, presentations, newsletter, website.

The Museum requires ongoing cleaning, dusting and outdoor weeding.

Volunteers must be reliable, self-motivated to complete projects and, in some cases, willing to work independently. Some positions involve working with the public, so a positive manner is required. All volunteers should possess an appreciation of history, art and culture.

Volunteer resumes are accepted year round. Interested in applying?

Click here to access the volunteer application form and more details, or Send us your resume via email at

All applicants with the required skills, interests and availability will be contacted to schedule interviews as volunteer positions become available.