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Category Archives: News

Manitoba Museum honours National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

(Winnipeg, MB: September 26, 2022) To honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, the Manitoba Museum will provide complimentary admission to the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2. Orange Shirt Days @ the Manitoba Museum will offer visitors special, all-day programming focused on the history and the impacts of Indian Residential Schools, as well as…

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The 2022 Perseid Meteor Shower

[Image: Prokhor Minina/Unsplash] August brings with it hot summer days, earlier sunsets, and the annual Perseid meteor shower. Here’s how you can get the best view of the shooting stars this season. TL;DR: Best views  for Manitobans will occur between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, August 13th, or the mornings immediately before or after that date. Go somewhere where you can see the stars, face…

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Canada Day 2022

This year on Canada Day, the Manitoba Museum will be open to bring us together. By gathering, we can deepen our understanding that, as a friend recently wrote to me, “Kinship extends into the past, with ancestors, and into the future, with forthcoming generations.” I sincerely hope you spend July 1st in the spirit of care and love for one another. I hope you recognize that each of us, even…

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Manitoba Museum invites Manitobans to help shape its future

(Winnipeg, MB: May 31, 2022)  Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and on the heels of the Bringing Our Stories Forward Gallery Renewal Project, the Manitoba Museum invites Manitobans to help define its purpose in the years ahead. The Manitoba Museum wants to better understand how it can serve all communities as it develops a dynamic multi-year Strategic Plan. “The Manitoba Museum is our museum, all of ours; it exists to…

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ULTIMATE DINOSAURS blockbuster exhibition roars into the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, May 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Tresoor, Manager of Marketing & Communications, 204-228-2374, [email protected]   (Winnipeg, MB: May 16, 2022)  Prehistory takes on 21st-century technology beginning this Saturday, May 21, when Ultimate Dinosaurs, a blockbuster exhibition featuring fully-articulated dinosaur skeletons from unusual locations in the Southern Hemisphere, opens at the Manitoba Museum.   Members of the media are invited to preview ULTIMATE DINOSAURS  Wednesday, May 18 • 10 am – 2 pm.   Please contact…

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Significant Works by Lost Manitoba Artist Featured in New Exhibition at Manitoba Museum 

Nick Yudell (Self-Portrait) at St. John’s Tech High School, Winnipeg, 1931 © Estate of Nick Yudell / © Celia Rabinovitch (Winnipeg, MB: March 1, 2022) Now open in the Discovery Room at the Manitoba Museum, The Lost Expressionist – Nick Yudell, A Photographer Discovered, is an exhibition of striking photographs that reveals a vibrant world in Manitoba of the 1930s. This stunning collection of images and artifacts, art directed and curated by Dr….

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Manitoba Museum Honours Community Leaders at Annual Tribute Gala 

    (Winnipeg, MB: February 3, 2022) The Manitoba Museum will honour three prominent Manitobans at its annual Tribute Gala on Thursday, April 7, 2022.   Former MLA Flor Marcelino, community organizer and speaker Michael Redhead Champagne, and University of Manitoba Chancellor Anne Mahon will share the honours at the gala event with proceeds supporting the Manitoba Museum’s Access for All community initiative.   Celebrating Communities, the theme for this year’s gala, will spotlight the value of…

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Manitoba Museum Closed Until February 3

In the interest of public heath, the Manitoba Museum will remain closed to visitors until Thursday, February 3. Because we are a place of gathering, something that is not safe to do at this time, keeping the Museum Galleries, Planetarium, and Science Gallery closed is the right thing to do. Our first priority has always been the health and safety of our entire community; staff, volunteers, members, and visitors. The…

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Beyond Orange Shirt Day: Continuing the conversations with our kids

CONTENT WARNING: This message contains painful details about Canada’s Indian Residential Schools System.   Dear Manitoba Museum community,  The wall pictured above says so much. It speaks of hope, regret, learning, remorse, sadness, anger, community, the future, and love. Once the halls fell quiet, I went down to see it, the Manitoba Cares wall. Here, Manitobans shared whatever was in their hearts after their journey through the Manitoba Museum’s National Day for Truth and…

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Manitoba Museum honours new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

(Winnipeg, MB: September 29, 2021) To honour the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day, the Manitoba Museum will provide complimentary admission to the Museum Galleries from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday October 3. Orange Shirt Days @ the Manitoba Museum will offer visitors special, all-day programming focused on the history and the impacts of Indian Residential Schools, as well as the Truth and…

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