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Monthly Archives: November 2016

HBC History Foundation Makes Lead Gift to the Manitoba Museum Campaign

The Nonsuch Gallery Concept Art

Winnipeg, MB (November 29, 2016):  The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) History Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Manitoba Museum’s Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign – the campaign’s largest private donation to date. Once completed, the Bringing Our Stories Forward project will result in the renewal of 23,000 square feet, or 42% of the Museum`s gallery spaces, with upgrades to the Orientation, Grasslands and Nonsuch Galleries, and the…

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The Manitoba Museum Remembers Rolph Huband

The Manitoba Museum offers its sincere condolences on the passing of Rolph Huband. Mr. Huband, a champion of Canadian history, was instrumental in establishing the Manitoba Museum as the home for the Hudson’s Bay Company’s replica Nonsuch and the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection of artifacts. Huband’s relationship with the Museum spanned three productive decades. Through his efforts, long-term security was achieved for the historic assets of the HBC, now…

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Drinking Christmas (trees, that is)

At the Museum’s recent Surviving the Apocalypse Night participants were asked a variety of questions about the nutritional value of certain foods. Sadly, very few people knew that you can make a beverage high in vitamin C from…Christmas trees! The Indigenous peoples of North America have long known of the health-giving properties of some cone-bearing (also called evergreen) trees. In Canada, First Nations peoples drank an herbal tea of evergreen…

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles, & A Ferry: My UK Adventure

This summer I spent three glorious weeks exploring museum collections, historic ships, archaeological and historic sites, and local cuisine in England and Scotland.   Here’s the stats on this trip: 8 cities 22 museums & galleries (including 4 historic ships) 15 heritage sites (including archaeological sites) 2 17th century pubs (for Nonsuch Gallery research!) 380,504 steps (according to my iphone health app) 10 days of train travel 1 roundtrip ferry to…

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Le gouvernement du Canada annonce un financement pour la restauration du Musée du Manitoba

Le 9 novembre 2016 – Winnipeg – ministère du Patrimoine canadien L’honorable Jim Carr, ministre des Ressources naturelles et député de Winnipeg-Centre-Sud, a annoncé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 2,5 millions de dollars au Musée du Manitoba pour son projet « Bringing Our Stories Forward ». Le ministre Carr a fait cette annonce au nom de l’honorable Mélanie Joly, ministre du Patrimoine canadien. Ce financement, que le gouvernement du Canada accorde dans…

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Government of Canada Announces Funding for The Manitoba Museum’s Renewal Project

November 9, 2016 – Winnipeg – Department of Canadian Heritage The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre), today announced $2.5 million in funding to The Manitoba Museum for its project “Bringing Our Stories Forward.” Minister Carr made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. This funding, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will revitalize the…

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Victoria Cross On View for Public at Manitoba Museum

Victoria Cross

Winnipeg MB (November 8, 2016): Commemorating Remembrance Day this year, the Manitoba Museum will be displaying the Victoria Cross of Corporal Frederick Coppins. The medal is on display in the Museum Foyer and visitors can see it free of charge between November 8 and December 4, 2016. The medal, on loan from the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regimental Museum, is accompanied by recently discovered footage of Coppins himself, filmed during WWI. The…

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Get Out of this World with Space Weekend!

Sputnik satelite

Winnipeg MB (November 8, 2016): In conjunction with the Canadian Space Society’s (CSS) annual summit being held in Winnipeg on November 14 and 15, the Manitoba Museum Science Gallery is hosting Winnipeg Space Weekend on November 12 & 13, 2016. This celebration of Canadian achievements in space is a joint undertaking with the CSS and is open to the public. The Boeing Explore Science Zone will introduce visitors to a replica…

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