DISCOVER THE MANITOBA TRANSIT HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
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 national and regional organizations:
Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation
Manitoba Association of Museums
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.
Thank You To Our Generous Major Supporters & Partners:
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MANITOBA TRANSIT HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
Celebrating Transit History
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 preserving, recording, and sharing transit heritage. The MTHA is a membership-based, not-for-profit museum and registered charity whose volunteers continue to restore and operate the largest collection of authentic vintage transit vehicles in the Province of Manitoba. We provide these historically accurate vehicles for appearances in movies and television, and bring our Transit Museum Bus to community events and schools.
Founder Profile: John Kapusta
July 2021 marked two important milestones: John Kapusta, a founding
member of the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association celebrated his
90th Birthday, and the MTHA - which John helped to establish -
celebrated it's 32nd.
Together with founding members Ron Alexander (late), Ross Smith,
Ken Graham (Late), Bill Belcher (late), Ben Konowalchuk (late), Guy
Fontaine, and Dennis Cavanagh, John and his colleagues and friends
pooled their considerable mechanical knowledge to provide the needed
leadership that helped rescue and rebuild many historic buses.
During his working career, John was Superintendent of Maintenance at
Winnipeg Transit and its predecessor companies for over forty years,
loyally serving until his retirement in 1992.
Thank you John for your vision and strong support of the MTHA.
The Manitoba Transit Heritage Association welcomes and gratefully accepts donations big and small. An official tax receipt will be issued for the donated amount.
In Memoriam - William A. Luke
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing on Janaury 23, 2022 of our honorary member and dear friend William A. (Bill) Luke, bus industry historian.
His career began in 1948 at Jefferson Bus Lines in Minneapolis and spanned every aspect of the bus industry from scheduling and operations to management and consulting to publishing a trade journal (Bus Ride Magazine) and numerous historical books.
Rest In Peace Good Sir.
Successful Sunday Night Cruise at the Pony Corral
After a three year hiatus, the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association's (MTHA) vintage buses were on display at the Pony Corral Restaurant & Bar for the Sunday Night Cruise on August 7th, 2022.
MTHA volunteers welcomed thousands of visitors on board and encouraged them to explore the six vintage buses dating from the 1930s, 40s, 50s, 70s a & 80s.
Also the newly completed MTHA Transit Museum Bus, filled with memorabilia and picture displays along with a video presentation, was well recieved by the large crowd of visitors.
As one visitor described the Museum Bus: "This little gem is perhaps one of the finest displays of transit history in all of Canada."