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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Twas the week before Christmas

Post by Cortney Pachet, Collections Registration Associate (Human History)   Twas the week before Christmas and all through the museum, Artifacts wondered if visitors would see ‘em. Some historical treasures sat smug on display, While other objects remained hidden away. These ornaments once hung on old Christmas trees, Some dating as far back as the 1920s! With the curator in his office and I snug in mine, I catalogued objects…

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NASA Moon Rock Lands at Manitoba Museum!

Exploring the Moon

Winnipeg MB (December 14, 2016): On December 14, a NASA Moon Rock lands at the Manitoba Museum Science Gallery for a limited time. This exhibit, presented by Magellan Aerospace, invites visitors to take in an authentic lunar rock collected during the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon in 1972. The rock is on loan to the Museum from NASA (the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The only other time a…

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Ladies and Gentlemen…..The Beetles!

Post by Janis Klapecki, Collections Management Specialist (Natural History) [Note: This blog contains descriptions and images that may not be suitable for sensitive individuals.] In the Natural Sciences Department, we receive hundreds of specimens each year that will eventually be added to the permanent Scientific Collections. The Curators collect specimens through their many research projects, while other specimens are collected and donated by the general public. Most of these specimens…

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Get into the Holiday Spirit at the Manitoba Museum with a Nonsuch Christmas, Manitoba-Made Craft Sale & the Season of Light!

Winnipeg MB (December 1, 2016): Visitors are invited to celebrate A Nonsuch Christmas at the Manitoba Museum. Decorated with holly, ivy and candles appropriate to 1668, activities in the Nonsuch Gallery include storytelling, singing and even a tour of the Nonsuch cargo hold Imagine what it was like at Christmas time in 1668. The season kicks off this weekend with the Museum’s first Holiday Artisan Market.  The Planetarium will also be…

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