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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Manitoba Museum Offers Tips for Surviving Apocalypse

Surviving the Apocalypse

Winnipeg MB (October 31, 2016): On Thursday, November 3, 2016 between 7 pm and 11 pm, the Manitoba Museum will host an evening of fun where visitors will learn how to survive on the Prairies in the event of an apocalypse. Whether it’s caused by super virus, a killer asteroid, or an alien invasion – the end of the world would present some interesting challenges for any survivors. At Surviving…

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This is Hallowe’en!

Halloween Masks

That’s right, boos and ghouls, Hallowe’en is right around the corner! And the History collection at the Manitoba Museum does not disappoint when it comes to its Hallowe’en artifacts. Let’s journey back to a time when homemade popcorn balls and plastic masks with tiny air holes prevailed…   Costumes Elaborate costumes and accessories of today’s youth would shock the Trick-or-Treaters of yesteryear. While we don’t have any old sheets with…

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Exciting Things are Happening in the Science Gallery at the Manitoba Museum

Kids playing with LEGO

Winnipeg MB (October 20, 2016): The Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery welcomes three new exhibits this year, making it the favourite spot for families looking for interactive activities this winter. The first of these exciting new additions is the Brickyard: Build with LEGO Bricks, which opens on Friday, October 21 – just in time for a provincial teacher professional development day that will have every kid in Manitoba looking for something fun to…

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Bringing Our Stories Forward: Modern Immigration in Manitoba – by Rachel Erickson

Guest blog by Rachel Erickson, Assistant Curator For the past four months, I’ve been working at the Manitoba Museum on a project about contemporary migration, just one part of the large capital renewal project Bringing Our Stories Forward. My project involves researching all aspects of migration to Manitoba; why do people come to Manitoba, and from where, what sort of policies have existed over the years that encourage (or discourage) migration,…

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Death caps, stinkhorns and honey mushrooms

Late fall is when a number of interesting Canadian fungi produce mushrooms. Some are edible, some are smelly and some are deadly. It was with great sadness that I read of the recent death of a 3-year old Canadian boy who ate a poisonous mushroom (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/death-cap-mushroom-victoria-boy-poisoned-1.3802245). It appears that he ate the most deadly species in the Amanita genus: the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides), shown in the photo above in…

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Chipman Family Makes Major Donation to Manitoba Museum Capital Campaign

Concept art of Orientation Gallery

Winnipeg, MB (October 12, 2016): The Manitoba Museum is continuing on its path for renewal thanks to a $250,000 investment from the Chipman family and Megill-Stephenson Company. The donation is in support of the Manitoba Museum’s $19 million Bringing Our Stories Forward project that will see 23,000 square feet or 42% of the Museum’s gallery spaces renewed. The Museum is anticipating a visionary investment from the community towards the campaign that includes $16 million for capital renewal, $2 million…

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