Annually, on the second Saturday of July

Celebrating Cuthbert Grant ...

Annually on the second Saturday of every July we celebrate the life of Cuthbert grant, who died on this very day 160+ years ago, after making countless contributions and sacrifices for the Métis people and Red River Settlement. Cuthbert Grant, Métis leader, is best known for the Victory of Frog Plain, where he (along with his men) fought for their historic trading rights against Governor Robert Semple and the Hudson’s Bay Company. Grant stood up for his people and against the colonial oppression the Métis Nation faced. After the battle, Grant flew the flag of the Métis Nation, declaring la nouvelle nation (the new nation). Grant also established a Métis community located west of the Red River Settlement on the Assiniboine River. This community was initially named Grantown, though it was later named St. François Xavier. Wheat was an important food source for the community, so Grant built a mill (thus know as our location; Grant’s Old Mill) to grind wheat into flour. It was the first watermill west of the Great Lakes. Today, our mill is a replica of Cuthbert Grant’s original mill — which sits on Sturgeon Creek here in Winnipeg.


Make History Long-Lasting ... Donate Today!

The Grant’s Old Mill Museum is gratefully accepting donations of money from the public and volunteer community. Allocations go to:

(1) A specific Grant’s Old Mill museum project / event;
(2) In memory of someone special in your life; and/or
(3) General revenue to keep the museum open

Please accept our heartful THANK YOU in advance for your generous gift.
We are thrilled to have your support. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!



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Grant’s Old Mill is located on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.