Strike 1919: Divided City
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, the renewed Urban Gallery is hosting an immersive multi-media exhibition that explores what was happening on the ground during the historic events of the Winnipeg General Strike. The Strike story is brought to life through large scale audio-visual techniques and remarkable artifacts from Winnipeg unions and the “Citizens’ Committee of 1,000.” A short documentary shown in the Allan Theatre outlines the causes of the Strike and the resulting political ramifications. Dramatized dialogues can be heard throughout the Gallery rooms, offering different points of view.
Guided programs are available for Grades 6, 9, and 11 for $4.75/student. Self-guiding in this exhibition is included with Museum Galleries admission.
NEW Winnipeg Gallery
For the first time, the Manitoba Museum tells the story of our capital city in a brand new permanent gallery! Winnipeg has a vibrant history,
and is a dynamic community that continues to evolve.
Set within monumental stone arches from the 1905 Eaton’s building, student will enjoy a panoramic multimedia time-line of our city’s past. They can meet (virtually) newcomers, Indigenous peoples, and others sharing their experiences of Winnipeg. They will be fascinated by an interactive journey back in time using a touch screen, exploring the geography of the city including ancient trails, old towns, and more. And they will learn about citizens who contributed to Winnipeg’s history at the Personalities Wall.
The Museum is grateful to all the supporters of this renewal with a special thanks to Scotiabank for their support of new youth programs currently in development.
This NEW Gallery is included with Museum Galleries admission.