Altona & District Heritage Research Inc.

The Altona & District Heritage Research Centre Inc. (Altona Archive) was formed in 1999 as a non-profit Corporation in order to preserve and make available for research materials relating to the story of the communities, organizations and people of southern Manitoba. ADHRI was supported by the Town of Altona and local corporations to cover capital costs. ADHRI is supported by the Town of Altona and donations from members and others to cover operating costs. ADHRI is run by a volunteer board and staffed by volunteers.

In ADHRC’s statement of purpose ADHRI has set its boundaries as the area encompassed by Rhineland Municipality, a geographic region of 10 townships with the urban centres of Altona, Gretna, and Plum Coulee. ADHRI is prepared to receive paper records – generally limited to the non-current records and documents of individuals, organizations and institutions that have been created in the normal conduct of their affairs, and preserved over time because they continue to provide evidence and information about people, events and activities. Other types of material as the Board may determine may also be received

The Centre will receive materials generally created in or directly related to the geographic area ADHRI has set for itself.

All material is received on a gift basis only and becomes the property of the Centre. Documents are catalogued according to Canadian Rules of Archival Description. Materials may be copied for a modest fee.

ADHRI is located in the Golden West Plaza in Altona.

A major project ADHRI has undertaken was to prepare an index of the births, weddings and anniversaries of weddings, and death/obituaries as recorded in the Altona (Red River Valley) Echo since it began publication in 1941.

ADHRI currently has public hours Mondays – 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Phone: (204) 304 – 0110

ADHRI material can be copied for a modest fee to help defray operating costs.


Any financial donations to support this non-profit effort are appreciated. All gifts of $10 or more will receive a donation receipt for income tax purposes. Please send your donation to:

Altona & District Heritage Research Centre
Box 2453, Altona, Manitoba  R0G 0B0