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Local History: Home

Interested in Local History? Use this guide as a starting point to learn about Winnipeg neighbourhoods and local landmarks, read about popular Manitoba history topics, and find historical photographs and directories.

Ask Library staff

Attend a program


Visit the Local History Room

Located on the fourth floor of the Millennium Library, the Local History Room's materials are available for on-site use, including copying and scanning.

  • Winnipeg city directories from 1880 to 2000 ("the Henderson's")
  • Winnipeg and Manitoba telephone directories dating back 100+ years
  • clipping files of local newspaper articles
  • histories of Winnipeg and Manitoba communities
  • biographies of local personalities
  • rare prints of novels by local authors
  • print runs of local magazines

Access local newspaper archives

Search city directories

From the City of Winnipeg Archives