The Transcona Museum’s collection is the heart of the museum. The primary function of the museum’s collection is to document the growth and development of the community of Transcona and surrounding Springfield district through the collection, preservation and interpretation of artifacts and archival materials. We are also guided in our collecting through our mission statement: “To preserve and promote the community spirit of Transcona through sharing our history and stories for the benefit of all.” During the 50+ years of its existence, the Transcona Museum has accumulated 53,000+ objects of historical and natural significance.
The Transcona Museum Archives collects documents and photographs reflecting the history of Transcona and surrounding area.
The collection of over 4,000 community-based artifacts, many of which were used by people in Transcona.
The museum preserves an impressive collection of over 800 clothing and textiles articles from Transcona residents.
Archaeology & Ethnology
The Transcona Museum maintains the Cecil Patterson Archaeology Collection which contains 3,500+ artifacts from over 80 archaeological sites across Manitoba.
The collection represents the natural history of Manitoba. The C.S. Quelch Lepidoptera Collection contains over 8,000 butterfly and moth specimens from around the world.