Monument Dedication

On Creamery Days of 2017, we will be dedicating a monument to the Erikson family and the site of “Manny’s Shack” Why? Because Jonas Erikson donated land back in the early 1900’s to build a hospital and the town of Eriksdale. Jonas got to chose the name of our town. Because Erikson was taken he chose Eriksdale. His son Manny lived here longer than Jonas did and the stone foundation marks the spot where visitors travelling on the train were welcomed to our town. This home was known as Manny’s Shack.

This dedication will take place on August 19 at 11:45 as part of our Creamery Days Fair and Rodeo event.

GPS Coordinates: N 50 52.106  W 98 6 559

Author: eriksdalemuseum@gmail.com

The Eriksdale Museum is the only creamery museum in Manitoba. The Eriksdale Museum Board bought the Creamery building in 1994 In 1995 the Creamery became a Municipal Heritage Site The Museum Board restored and opened the site in 2000.

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