Information for Owners:

Heritage Management


Effective Heritage Management strategies provide support to any kind of local heritage endeavour.

This is crucial because a community’s identity is firmly rooted in its heritage character, and its claims to uniqueness and individuality—upon which anything from tourism to middle school projects to local pride may rest—depend on how it cares for its heritage resources.

In Rivers, a number of tools and institutions are involved in these endeavours
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Municipal Heritage Resource Guide

Produced by the Province of Manitoba, the Municipal Heritage Resource Guide provides key information and documents intended to help communities identify and protect their heritage resources in the public interest. Although intended particularly for local governments, much of this information will also be of interest to individuals interested in heritage.


   Municipal Heritage Resource Guide (518 KB pdf) 

 

Heritage Matters Benchmarks

The Heritage Matters Benchmarks worksheet, produced by the Historic Resources Branch of Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, is a checklist of best practices for heritage management that can help organizations and communities understand their strengths, identify weaknesses, and develop useful partnerships. While originally designed for community-wide organizations, it can also provide useful ideas for groups working on specific projects.

Heritage Matters Benchmarks Worksheet (pdf 454 KB) 


Protecting Heritage Sites


Heritage sites are important to communities. Among other things, they link us to our history, inform us about our past, and provide visual diversity and often beauty in our surroundings.

In addition, reusing or continuing to use existing buildings is a better ecological choice than building anew. These sites are worth protecting.

The following entries, designed both for groups and individuals interested in this subject, provide information and guidance about a range of approaches to ensuring that the physical heritage in Rivers and Daly continues to play a vital role in the community’s identity.



Commemorating Historic Resources

The intangible qualities and claims that define a community’s past are often not readily evident to members of the community or to visitors, but may be made accessible through interpretation and commemoration.

The lives of notable individuals and the events and activities that shaped the course of history are, however, essential aspects of our heritage, and necessary for any place to help define its identity. It is important that individuals and groups undertaking this kind of work do so with the highest standards possible, and with the kind of up-to-date approaches that define heritage activity in the 21st century.

The following entries, designed both for groups and individuals interested in this endeavour, provide information and guidance about a range of approaches that will ensure that the history and heritage claims of Rivers and the R.M. of Daly continue to play a vital role in the community’s identity.


        Historical Research

            Brief Introduction to Manitoba's History (pdf 29 KB)


            Manitoba History Timeline (pdf 54 KB)

            Historical Research (pdf 62 KB)

            What makes a person, event or theme historically significant? (pdf 66 KB)

            Writing an Effective Plaque Inscription (pdf 118 KB)