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Fort Garry Historical Society
Established 1971
Dissolved 2016; 6 years ago (2016)
Location St. Norbert and Fort Garry in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Type non-profit historical society
Key holdings Henderson House
Collections Historic homes
Public transit access 162 Richamond Express - St. Norbert
91 St. Norbert

The Fort Garry Historical Society was a non-profit organization formed in 1971 and folded in 2016, it mandate was to foster the preservation of heritage sites in St. Norbert and Fort Garry in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

St. Norbert Provincial Park

One of historical society's primary heritage sites is the St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park, a 17 acres (69,000 m2) park with 14 interpretive plaques about the cultural history and development of the community. The plaques form a self-guiding tour along the Lasalle River and Red River, ending at the historic junction of the two rivers, which faces the floodway bridge and gates.

The site also features two restored historic house museums, the Turenne and Bohémier homes, which feature late 19th century furnishings. The houses are also known as the Fort Garry Historical Society Museum. The houses are open in the summer season.

The house owned by Pierre Delorme, a prominent Métis politician, is also located in the park, but has not been restored.

Henderson House built in 1854 and originally at 2112 Henderson Highway in North Kildonan is also in the park and it was moved to a site next to the Delorme House in 1979. It has not been restored but the North East Winnipeg Historical Society has plans to restore the house and hopefully move it back to North Kildonan.

The museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.

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