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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Make a Visit to the Manitoba Museum a Holiday Tradition

The Manitoba Museum is open every day of Winter Break except December 25. Winnipeg, MB  (December 21, 2017): The Manitoba Museum will be open every day between Saturday, December 23, 2017 and Sunday, January 7, 2018 except for December 25 (see detailed hours below). Go below deck for a rare opportunity to see the mysterious cargo hold of the Nonsuch. Don’t miss the boat – make sure you see the beloved replica of…

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Katherine Pettipas PhD Receives Curator Emeritus Honour from Manitoba Museum

Winnipeg, MB (December 19, 2017): The Manitoba Museum’s Board of Governors gladly bestowed the second Curator Emeritus honour to Dr. Katherine Pettipas in October of this year. After working 27 years as the Curator of Native Ethnology & the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection, Dr. Pettipas retired from the Museum in 2011. Seema Hollenberg, Director of Research, Collections & Exhibitions was pleased to support Dr. Pettipas’ nomination to continue her research…

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Oh no, mistletoe

Although Christmas is considered to be a “Christian” holiday, many of the rituals we associate with it, such as kissing under mistletoe, are actually pagan in origin. European mistletoe (Viscum album) was considered to be a magical plant by Druidic priests because it mysteriously grew on the branches of trees without its roots reaching the soil. Further, it stayed green in winter, and produced its berries in November and December…

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Manitoba Museum Scores Hockey Exhibit

Winnipeg, MB (December 5, 2017): For millions of Canadians, hockey means everything. Hockey brings us together. It thrills us. It’s part of our identity, our shared history. It’s a passion handed down from generation to generation, a recreational activity, and a commercial enterprise. The puck drops on Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion at the Manitoba Museum on July 6, 2018. This exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History…

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