The official opening of the Schreyer barn is scheduled for Heritage Day, August 11. We have a lot to do to make it ready for visitors.
We plan to move the church bell tower from its current location to the east side of the church.
Before this can happen we need to do repairs/reinforcement of the floors.
We will be hosting a workshop on clay oven construction in the spring.
We will be building new wheelchair ramps at the access and exit points to the museum. The walkway will be extended to other buildings, and there are also plans for an accessible washroom closer to the heritage buildings.
We need to move our west fence to align with our property lines. Trees will need to be cut down and old equipment moved.
We also hope that the community gardens will be fenced with their own entry gate so we can take down the museum fence to make room for the new stage.
Plans are in progress to build a new stage that can benefit the whole community, as well as the museum.
Several of our building foundations need attention. Buildings may need lifting to provide better air movement to prevent further deterioration. Kososki's store has been raised and needs skirting to be completed.
The Pioneer Village Museum located in Beausejour, Manitoba has undertaken an incredible project that we would like everyone to be a part of! Agriculture has had an enormous role to play in the development of the Beausejour – Brokenhead area and we would like to continue to honour that heritage. The Broken-Beau Historical Society will be celebrating 50 years at our Heritage Day on August 13, 2017 and we will be sharing this plan for our future.
The Society has procured the opportunity to bring a vintage grain elevator on site from Tyndall, Manitoba. This is an amazing opportunity to build on the focus of our Pioneer Village. We already have numerous historic buildings that are proudly displayed on site including: a train station, a log house, former Governor General Edward Schreyer’s house and many more. The addition of the elevator would be the epitome and largest historical building of our site. What better way to honour our agricultural heritage than to bring this amazing building onto our site?