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Perseids Meteor Shower: 2021 edition

August brings the Perseids meteor shower, an annual event that gets many people looking skyward. In recent years, social media has been hyping (and sometimes overhyping) celestial events, since they tend to generate a lot of interest (and thus “clicks”, “likes”, and “shares”), so it can be hard to know what you can actually expect to see. Here is the Manitoba Museum Planetarium’s guide to the 2021 Perseids meteor shower….

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Treaty Number One Medals at the Manitoba Museum tell a First Nations Story

Maureen Matthews Curator of Cultural Anthropology For the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Treaty Number One, three Treaty medals from the Manitoba Museum will be on display at Lower Fort Garry.  Although these medals were used by Canada to acknowledge promises made by the Crown to First Nations people in Treaty negotiations, they also reveal a history of First Nations protocols, diplomacy, and political advocacy at a difficult time.[1] …

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Cowessess First Nation

Our hearts are heavy to hear the news from Saskatchewan locating more Indigenous children’s burials associated with a Residential School. We send our deepest condolences to Cowessess First Nation, the survivors who attended this school, and the families whose children never returned home. We grieve with you. These recent findings are not isolated cases; similar erasures have occurred across Canada, including right here in Manitoba. The Manitoba Museum is committed to…

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A Sunrise Solar Eclipse

From Winnipeg, the rising sun on June 10, 2021 will appear similar to this view, shot during the 2017 eclipse. [Image: Scott D. Young]   On the morning of June 10, 2021, early risers across Manitoba will see a partial eclipse of the sun from most of Manitoba. TO VIEW THE ECLIPSE YOU MUST USE ONE OF THE SAFE METHODS DESCRIBED BELOW. The eclipse is already underway by the time…

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215 Indigenous Children

The Manitoba Museum joins with all of Canada in extending our heartfelt condolences to the families and the communities who have been devastated by the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children who died at Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. In doing this, we recognize both the profound loss that these children’s deaths represent and the story of erasure that this discovery exposes. We acknowledge and remember the…

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Manitoba Museum Opens New Prairies Gallery Completing the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project

Winnipeg MB (April 7, 2021): Tomorrow, the Manitoba Museum opens its new Prairies Gallery, marking the completion of the $20.5 million Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. Over the past four years, this Project has seen the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery, Boreal Forest Corridor, and Welcome Gallery, and the creation of a new Winnipeg Gallery, and now, the Prairies Gallery.  The new Prairies Gallery reveals a deep and…

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Manitoba Museum Introduces a New Brand and Graphic Identity

The Exciting Evolution of the Manitoba Museum Manitoba Museum Introduces a New Brand and Graphic Identity Winnipeg, MB (March 30, 2021): Today, the Manitoba Museum unveils its new visual identity and rebranding to better align with its transformative evolution. “This rebranding is an outward reflection of the work and the many changes that have been going on within the Museum,” says Willow Krauchi, Director of Marketing, Sales & Programs. “We…

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Manitoba Museum Hires new Chief Executive Officer

Winnipeg, MB (February 9 2021): The Board of Governors of The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dorota Blumczynska as their new Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, effective May 3, 2021. Ms. Blumczynska takes over from Claudette Leclerc, who is retiring following a successful 23-year career at the helm of Manitoba’s largest not-for-profit centre for History, Nature, and Science learning and experiences. Ms. Blumczynska arrived in Canada as…

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Manitoba Museum Launches [email protected]

Winnipeg, MB (January 5, 2021): This Safe at Home Program starts January 7.  The Manitoba Museum is pleased to announce the launch of DOME @HOME: The Stars Belong to Everyone. This FREE weekly web show will be delivered directly to the homes of Manitobans. Hosted by Planetarium Astronomer Scott Young, those curious about the sky can catch [email protected] starting January 7 at 7 pm and running every Thursday until March 25.  “The focus is on…

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Manitoba Museum Offers  FREE Virtual Experiences During the Holidays Winnipeg, MB (December 14, 2020):  The Manitoba Museum will be delivering free virtual events directly into the homes of Manitobans. [email protected], sponsored by Travel Manitoba, will provide free virtual programs for everyone to enjoy from home during the holiday season. Manitoba Museum virtual experiences will run from December 19 to January 10. Little Narwhal’s Adventure will be great for the…

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