The Lieutenant-Governor, Janice Filmon, is encouraging the public to nominate a worthy Manitoban who has provided prolonged and meritorious service in the preservation and promotion of Manitoba history for an award, presented in consultation with the Manitoba Historical Society.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion is presented to those with experience in such endeavours as:

  • the writing of historical publications and documents;
  • stewardship of museums and archives;
  • raising of public education, advocacy and awareness;
  • committee or community service;
  • preservation of historic sites / buildings; and
  • art and media.

Founded in 1879, the Manitoba Historical Society presents awards to businesses, farms, and organizations that have operated for over 100 years, recognizes important historical books with its Margaret McWilliams Awards, and encourages schoolchildren to learn about Manitoba’s past through its Young Historians Awards. It publishes the Prairie History The Journal of the West and operates a website with information on Manitoba history and heritage.

The Manitoba Historical Society will receive nominations from the public and will recommend up to three people to receive awards this year. Nominations to be considered for 2022 must be received by Friday, April 1. The awards will be presented at Government House later in the spring.

You can find nomination forms and more details about the award program on the websites of the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and the Manitoba Historical Society.