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Monthly Archives: October 2015

November is Love Thy Nonsuch Month

Join us in November for our third annual Love Thy Nonsuch month. We are celebrating all things Nonsuch, and raising funds to help with the important and ongoing work that keeps the Nonsuch healthy. Visit us Sundays in November as the Nonsuch Gallery comes to life with special programming from 1:00-4:00 pm. All events are included with admission to the Museum Galleries, or Museum membership. Full program details are available here.

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“Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” Opens November 5

Temporary Exhibit, November 5, 2015 – April 10, 2016 The phrase, “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote,” was uttered by Manitoba’s Premier Sir Rodmond Roblin during a heated exchange with Nellie McClung. We chose it as the title for an exhibit commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the right to vote for women in Manitoba. On January 28, 1916, the Manitoba Legislature amended the Manitoba Election Act and for the first…

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Seven things you didn’t know about Cannabis

With the potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada in the news, it is useful to know a little bit about the history of this unusual plant. So here is my list of things you (probably) didn’t know about marijuana aka Cannabis. 1. Marijuana and hemp are the same species. Technically both these plants belong to the same species: Cannabis sativa.  However, industrial hemp is a cultivar that has been…

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Flipping the Skull

The plesiosaur skull, as it appeared in our temporary exhibit last winter. It is exciting and interesting to work with the fossils of large vertebrate creatures, but this is a field with many complexities. During the fossilization of most vertebrates, the bone was replaced by other minerals, which makes the skeletal components both heavier and more brittle than they were during the animal’s life. For those of us working in the “back rooms”…

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Investment of $10 Million will Rejuvenate Manitoba Museum

Investment of $10 Million will Rejuvenate Manitoba Museum, Improve Experience for Manitoba Families: Premier Selinger Manitoba families will benefit from better visitor experience and new displays thanks to a $10 million investment by the province, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. “The Manitoba Museum is a cherished cultural asset that tells the story of our shared history and we support plans to improve and expand their wonderful facility,” Premier Selinger said.  “We…

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INVESTMENT OF $10 MILLION WILL REJUVENATE MANITOBA MUSEUM, IMPROVE EXPERIENCE FOR MANITOBA FAMILIES: PREMIER SELINGER

Manitoba families will benefit from better visitor experience and new displays thanks to a $10 million investment by the province, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. “The Manitoba Museum is a cherished cultural asset that tells the story of our shared history and we support plans to improve and expand their wonderful facility,” Premier Selinger said.  “We are excited to support the largest renewal in the history of the museum to…

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The Smell of History

It’s fairly obvious based on my current job and previous work experience that I love all things old.  I love the smell of old books, antique furniture, and apparently historic sites. One of the goals for my recent trip to York Factory National Historic Site was to capture the site for our visitors with a videography team, but in the planning it seems I forgot about the other senses. A lot of…

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