Located in the Springfield Public Library in Dugald, the Archives was originally created in 2009 by the municipal Council and requested Jack Mavins, to organize and develop the collection. The Archives opened its doors to the public in 2012.
The organization is run by hard-working community volunteers and aims to preserve the history of Springfield by collecting and organizing municipal and historical documents, letters, articles, photos, maps, and more. They have an impressive display available for public viewing that showcases a combination of municipal and donated items from community members dating back to 1873, when the municipality was originally formed.
If you would like to contribute to the preservation of the municipality's history or your own family history, the Archives will consider submissions of relevant historical items and information.
To donate or submit your items, you can email the archives directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (204) 853-7447, or visit them in-person at the Springfield Public Library located at 60024 PR206, Dugald, MB. Volunteers are in office on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM, but appointments may be booked outside of these hours by contacting the archives directly.
Visitors are welcome during all library operating hours to view the archives display.
The Archives is currently looking to have the following items or information submitted:
Frequently Asked Questions:
You can reach the Archives Department at the following contact methods:
Phone: (204) 853-7447
Visit them during operation hours on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Visitors are welcome to view the archives display during all Springfield Public Library Operation hours.
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Please see the Springfield Public Library website for information on hours during holidays.
The Archives has preserved and organized birth and death certificates, tax rolls, municipal letters, newspaper articles pertaining to Springfield, cemetery information including records of headstones in each cemetery, yearbooks and school history, maps, land title information, and more.
If you have any documents, letters, yearbooks, maps, certificates, photos, etc. that you would like to submit to the Archives, you can contact them directly by emailing them at email@example.com, calling (204) 853-7447, or visit them during operation hours on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM. If you are unable to visit during operation hours, an appointment may be booked for an alternate date and time by contacting the department directly.
The Archives Department is more than happy to make arrangements to create copies of your items, leaving you with the originals. Please contact the department directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, (204) 853-7447, or visit them during operation hours on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM to make arrangements to have copies made.
I had ancestors that lived and owned land in Springfield, can the Archives help me look into their history?
Yes! The Archives will try to assist you to the best of their ability to find information on your family history here in Springfield.
I’m trying to apply for the Manitoba Century Farm Program, can the Archives help me declare land title information to apply?
Yes, the Archives have assisted residents of Springfield with declaring their century farms and providing the necessary documents.