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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Summer hours now in effect

The May-long weekend marks the start of our summer hours of operation. The Museum Galleries, Science Gallery and Planetarium will be open daily (Monday to Sunday) from 10:00 am to 5:00pm, including statutory holidays, which means that we are open Victoria Day, Monday May 19 10am to 5pm. We hope to see you here enjoying our new Treaty Exhibit and mini-diorama or taking the challenge of cleaning up Lake Winnipeg in…

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We’re Back in the Rigging Again!

Well, after thirteen years or so, the Museum’s conservators are back climbing in the Nonsuch rigging, in order to check and clean the lines, sails and masts. This is a very exciting development for Collections and Conservation. A bit of background information – amendments to Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health regulations in 2002 resulted in stricter requirements for workers climbing at heights. The Nonsuch therefore had to be provided with…

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A Blog About a Bog (Diorama that is)

Bogs are fascinating habitats that contain many bizarre species of plants. In the Manitoba Museum’s Boreal Forest Gallery, we have a lovely diorama that depicts what a typical bog looks like. Recently an intern at the Museum, Jon Makar, prepared a report on some of the unusual plants depicted in this diorama. Here’s what he found out! The Museum has a great bog diorama in the Boreal Forest Gallery. First…

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We Have a New Treasure and an Unsolved Mystery in the Ethnology Department.

Kolb beaded panel, Closeup We would love to know who made this beautiful beadwork. A few years ago, Mrs. Arlene Kolb purchased this beaded panel in the Value Village shop on Regent Street because she loves handmade things. “I feel that the people making these items were content and focused on what they were doing. They put the effort into making something special,” she told me. After a year of enjoying it,…

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