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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Manitoba Museum Acquires Historic Riel Artifact

Winnipeg, MB (Oct 31, 2017): Louis Riel’s walking stick, which has been on display in the Museum since January as part of the Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History exhibit, has recently been donated to the Manitoba Museum. The acquisition of the walking stick will enable the Museum to move forward with plans to ensure it’s on permanent display. “The Manitoba Museum is honoured to have this…

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Dress Up For Hallowe’en All Year Long

Post by Karen Sereda, Collections Registration Associate (Natural History) We humans are not the only ones who like to dress up; sometimes animals disguise themselves to look like something else, like we do at Hallowe’en. They may be trying to look like something else or it could be a warning. The ecological term for this is mimicry. There are many different types of mimicry, and differing reasons why an animal…

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Strange History

Post by Cortney Pachet, Collections Registration Associate (Human History) Our human history collection is full of special objects, highlighting significant points in Manitoba’s past –like Cuthbert Grant’s medicine chest or the replica of the Nonsuch. Yet we also make a point of collecting objects that represent everyday life in Manitoba – cans of soup, well-loved toys and farming implements. These mundane objects surprise people, since most of us consider objects…

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Journey of a Lifetime National Tour Pulls into Winnipeg This Month

Winnipeg, MB (October 12, 2017): An important piece of Canadian history is coming to life at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg from October 28 to November 5. Journey of a Lifetime, Presented by BMO Financial Group shares the stories of the people, places and journey involved in the largest wave of immigration in Canadian history. Journey of a Lifetime is a live theatre presentation and an interactive exhibit that evokes the Colonist…

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