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Expanded & Renewed Alloway Hall – Manitoba Museum’s Canada 150 Capital Project – Opens Doors

Jeoff Chipman, Chair of the Capital & Endowment Campaign (far left) and Claudette Leclerc (far right)
with project funders (l to r): Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation; The Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage; Brigitte Gibson, Regional Director General - Prairies & Northern Region,  Department Canadian Heritage.

Jeoff Chipman, Chair of the Capital & Endowment Campaign (far left) and Claudette Leclerc (far right) with project funders (l to r): Rick Frost, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation; The Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage; Brigitte Gibson, Regional Director General – Prairies & Northern Region,  Department Canadian Heritage. Winnipeg, MB (March 24, 2017): After $5.8 million investment, the newly expanded and remodelled Alloway Hall opened its doors for the first time on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Completed on time and on budget, the Museum welcomed 400 funders, project partners, sponsors, donors and friends to celebrate the opening of the 9,750-square-foot exhibit space. Elders Clarence & Barb Nepinak offered a…

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Spring Break 2017

Winnipeg, MB (March 23, 2017): The Manitoba Museum is open every day during Spring Break. The Museum Galleries, Planetarium and Science Gallery will be open DAILY from March 25 to April 2 from 10 AM to 5 PM. The Museum Galleries feature all your favourites – the bison, the Nonsuch and Winnipeg in the 1920s – as well as the temporary exhibit Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History. Interactive exhibits offer fun for everyone in the Science Gallery, including the Brickyard: Build with LEGO Bricks, the temporary NASA Moon Rock exhibit, and moon-themed hands-on fun in the Explore Science Zone. Visit the Planetarium to learn about the current night…

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Manitoba Museum Reaches Out to Northern Communities

Winnipeg, MB (March 17, 2017): The Manitoba Museum recently delivered a dozen educational kits to schools in two northern Manitoba communities. These kits, the products of a project called SPIRIT LINES, were developed to re-introduce oral histories and physical specimens to the communities of Norway House Cree Nation and Garden Hill First Nation. The artifacts are currently in the Museum’s collections but originate from these two communities and include embroidered mitts, watch pockets, and rock sculptures, among other items. The Museum collaborated with many members of each community in the development of the SPIRIT LINES kits. In particular, Byron Beardy, the son of the late artist Jackson Beardy and the originally collector of the oral histories on the 1970s,…

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BIG Volunteer Opportunities at the Manitoba Museum

Dinosaur skeleton

Winnipeg, MB (March 14, 2017): The Manitoba Museum is asking visitors to THINK BIG with its huge never-before-seen exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs, which opens in the newly-renovated and expanded Alloway Hall on May 19. And volunteers are needed to take on a number of roles making sure that everyone’s Museum experience is a great one. A variety of dinosaur-themed programming will support the World’s Giant Dinosaurs exhibit and the Museum needs volunteers to greet visitors, interpret in the exhibit and assist with hands-on activities for children, including a dino dig! New this year, the Museum will be open until 9:00 pm on Friday evenings for the run of the World’s…

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Manitoba Museum Opens Legacies of Confederation Exhibit to Commemorate Canada 150

Louis Riel's Walking Stick

Winnipeg, MB (February 9, 2017): Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, the Manitoba Museum opens a new temporary exhibit today entitled, Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History. Though Manitoba was not yet a province in 1867, the effects of Confederation on the Red River residents when their homeland was acquired by Canada were momentous. The Legacies of Confederation exhibit illustrates the massive consequences for the people and the irrevocable changes to their land – the land that became Manitoba. The exhibit highlights iconic artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s extensive collection, as well as some loaned items including the seldom seen walking stick used by Louis…

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BMO Financial Group Makes Major Donation to the Manitoba Museum Capital Campaign

Winnipeg Gallery

Winnipeg, MB (February 1, 2017):  BMO Financial Group is supporting the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign with a generous donation of $250,000. The year 2020 is going to be a landmark year in Manitoba as three major anniversaries are recognized – Manitoba Museum’s 50th, the province’s 150th, and HBC’s 350th. In preparation for this big event, the Manitoba Museum is renewing 42% of its galleries including the Urban Gallery, which features a component of an original 1880s Bank of Montreal building. Additionally, the Nonsuch, Grasslands, and Orientation Galleries will be renewed and a new Winnipeg Gallery will be opened. “We’ve had a great relationship doing business with…

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Tribute 2017 Ambassadors Announced by Manitoba Museum 

Gregg and Mary Hanson

Winnipeg, MB [January 26, 2017]: On Thursday, April 27 the Manitoba Museum’s Canada 150 Tribute dinner will honour the spirit of generosity and the leaders who are community builders in our province.  Many generous Manitobans have contributed to making this province strong, and have helped make Canada great. Manitoba is known as one of the most giving, charitable provinces; one that is also characterized by strong leaders who espouse a vibrant philanthropic spirit. Many of these individuals, who give from the heart and have a passion for making the world a better place, shun the spotlight and opt for “Anonymous” on the donor lists. Gregg Hanson C.M., FCPA, FCA and…

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Winnipeg Gallery

Winnipeg, MB (January 13, 2017):  The Manitoba Museum has selected the Manitoba-based company Bockstael Construction as the general contractor, with AldrichPears Associates (APA), based in Vancouver, as the project lead for the Museum’s Gallery Renewal Project, Bringing Our Stories Forward. The $19 million project will see close to half of the Museum’s galleries undergo staged renewal over three years. Its 2020 end date will coincide with three other landmark anniversaries: the Province of Manitoba’s 150th, the Hudson’s Bay Company’s 350th, and the Manitoba Museum’s 50th. The Bringing Our Stories Forward project will see the Manitoba Museum’s galleries updated with exciting, contemporary perspectives on Manitoba history. Working in partnership with the…

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Think BIG this Summer with Manitoba Museum’s Feature Exhibit, World’s Giant Dinosaurs!

Giant Dinosaur Skelaton

Winnipeg, Manitoba – January 9 2017: World’s Giant Dinosaurs, a never-before-seen exhibit, opens at the Manitoba Museum in the newly expanded Alloway Hall this May. Representing giant dinosaurs from around the globe, the exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with recreations of some of the largest animals that ever lived, from the enormous in stature, but small-brained, plant-eating Mamenchisaurus to the fearsome, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex. World’s Giant Dinosaurs includes fossils, casts, statues, robotics, videos and other media, as well as hands-on activities and a dino dig pit, illustrating the story of how dinosaurs evolved to such enormous sizes, and how they dominated life on land for well…

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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 moon rock was in Manitoba was for four days in 1971. There will be more time to see the NASA Moon Rock exhibit this time – it won’t be taking off again until June 25, 2017. Visitors to this temporary…

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