MANITOBA TRANSIT HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association, Inc. (MTHA) was established on July 21, 1989 by a group of dedicated Winnipeg Transit employees and retirees interested in collecting and preserving records, memorabilia and vehicles related to the City of Winnipeg's public transit service. The MTHA is a membership-based, not-for-profit museum and registered charity whose volunteers continue to restore and maintain the largest collection of authentic vintage transit vehicles in the Province of Manitoba in roadworthy condition. The Association also provides its historically accurate vehicles for appearances in movies and television, and for public display at community events, parades and exhibitions.
Visit us at various parades and car shows in the summer.
Volunteer and get involved with the restoration of vintage buses.
Book us for a visit and presentation your senior centre or school.
The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association is a proud affilitate member in the following regional and national organizations
Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation
Manitoba Association of Museums
Canadian Urban Transit Association
The voice and resource for Canada's transit heritage by preserving and promoting transit history through networking.
The primary museum related service organization involved in training, advocacy and promoting excellence.
A members-based organization that supports public transit through activities, training and advocacy.
◆ MTHA Celebrates 100 Years of Transit Buses in Winnipeg 1918-2018.
Did you know ... that the story of Winnipeg's first buses began with a crisis in 1915? "Jitneys", the original ride share
concept, were cherry picking passengers along the streetcar lines and challenging the Winnipeg Electric Company's
(WECo) franchise and economic survival.
Did you know … that the first in-house built buses appeared on May 1, 1918 on the first bus route in Western Canada
on Westminster Avenue?
"Read all about it" as the MTHA celebrates "100 Years of Motor Buses" in Winnipeg with a great story written by our
Historian in the latest edition of the "Switch Iron" newsletter.
Souvenir copies will be mailed out free to members in mid-August, and available for purchase for $2 by the public on
August 25th during our historic bus display at the Sunday Night Cruise at the Pony Coral on Grant Avenue.
◆ The next Manitoba Transit Heritage Association Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for September 24, 2018
at 7pm (North Car House).
◆ Why not visit the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association at our next public display? To find out our schedule of
events, please click on the learn more button below.
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Transit History & Vehicle Preservation
Thank You To Our Generous Major Supporters & Partners
The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association welcomes and gratefully accepts donations big and small. An official tax receipt will be issued for the donated amount.
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