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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Prairie Pollination: Anatomy of a Virtual Exhibit

This month a project that I have been working on for almost three years (whew!) finally came to fruition: an exhibit on Prairie Pollination for the Virtual Museum of Canada (http://www.prairiepollination.ca). This exhibit is the culmination of ten years of research on the pollinators that visit rare and common plants in Canada’s few remaining prairies. The exhibit features photographs of wild plants and pollinators, as well as some of the beautiful…

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World War One: How did it all start?

Part 1 of 3 On August 6, 1:30 pm, the public is welcome to attend the opening of the exhibit “The Victoria Crosses of Valour Road” in the foyer of The Manitoba Museum. Many know the story of the three men from the 700 block of humble Pine Street: Corporal Leo Beaumaurice Clarke, Sergeant-Major Frederick William Hall, and Lieutenant Robert Shankland were each awarded a Victoria Cross during World War…

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Museum and Parks Canada work together to connect Canadians with York Factory National Historic Site

On July 17, The Manitoba Museum and Parks Canada announced a collaboration that will help bring Canadians closer to York Factory, one of the oldest and most important national historic sites in Western Canada. Under the agreement, The Manitoba Museum will increase York Factory content in its exhibits and galleries. Curators Kevin Brownlee and Amelia Fay will travel to York Factory, located on the Hayes River near Hudson Bay, this…

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Daytime Fireball spotted over Manitoba

Update – 14 Jul 2014: We have received enough reports to tell that the fireball was well north of Winnipeg – the final burnout/explosion likely occurred near the Poplar River area of the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg. Any surviving fragments of the meteor would have continued north or northeast of this location. Given the difficulty of finding anything in this terrain, we are no longer planning a search and…

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Take a Behind The Scenes Tour

Have you ever wondered what treasures are contained in The Manitoba Museum’s vaults? If your answer is yes, consider taking a Behind the Scenes tour at the Museum this summer. BTS tours are offered during July and August, from Monday to Friday (with the exception of July 1 and August 5) and are free of charge, with the purchase of Museum admission. Like most Museums, we are only able to…

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