Community History

We Made Baldur

Grund Frelsis Church

Yearbook Archive

The thousands of people who have made Baldur their home over the years, since its inception in 1890, have been a fascinating group, full of strength and wisdom, wit and vigour, kindness and foresight.
The is the oldest standing Icelandic Lutheran Church in Canada.  Grund was built in 1889 by volunteers under the direction of carpenters Byring Hallgrimsson and Arni Sveinson.


Courtesy of Madge Holder, we have been able to acquire access to a great archive of Baldur School Yearbooks.  If you have one you would like us to post, please contact rec@rmofargyle@gmail.ca.
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Argyle museum

The Argyle Museum is a must see when in Baldur.  It began with multiple pieces of medical equipment donated from the practice of Dr. G. E. Hanks which he used throughout his long career.  In addition to the medical showcase, there is a WWl and WWll display, and an Icelandic exhibit (a new edition to the museum).  The Icelandic exhibit features a hand-painted mural, and many other interesting artifacts.  Other historic displays can be found throughout the Argyle Museum.


Need help with information or any assistance when in town?

The Argyle Museum can assist you with any questions and provide information about our town and surrounding areas.  There are also tourist pamphlets and maps available here.  For a tour of our museum please feel free to contact any of the Museum Committee members:

Museum Commitee Members
Brenda GudnasonToots CameronPat Dearsley
(204) 825-7755(204) 724-7652(204) 535-2371


Our RM office is also another great reasource for information.  They can be contacted during our office hours by calling (204) 535-2176.




A special thank you to these organizations: