UPDATE, MAY 4TH – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL. This Sunday, May 7th at 1:00 p.m. take a step back in time with a Living History tour. Set in 1917, our costumed tour guides (all UWC members themselves!) will lead us through life in that era, with a special emphasis on women’s roles. The tour will end with tea and cookies, made from a special recipe! You won’t want to miss this fun and informative afternoon.

“The house is really three different stories intertwined: the story of Ralph Connor (aka Charles Gordon), the story of the University Women’s Club, and the story of the house itself, how the building represents the era it was built in as well as the uses it has served over the years.”

– Heritage Winnipeg.

Stewarding a Winnipeg Heritage Treasure.

Ralph Connor House National Historic Site

Reverend Charles W. Gordon (1860-1937) was a prolific and popular Winnipeg novelist who used the pen name, Ralph Connor. He gained international acclaim for his best-selling books Black Rock, The Man From Glengarry, Glengarry School Days and many others. He maintained his writing career while practicing as a Presbyterian church leader and later as one of the founders of the United Church of Canada.

In 1913, Gordon engaged architect George Northwood to build the residence at 54 West Gate, where he lived with his wife Helen and their seven children. Ralph Connor House (RCH) has been UWC’s home since 1937. The stately property has city, provincial, and national historic site designations.

Become part of the historical legacy

You can help to preserve part of Winnipeg’s architectural and cultural history with a gift to FRCH, ensuring it will remain a part of our city’s historical legacy for generations to come.