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Sep 9 – Dec 20
Tuesday to Friday:  10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Mondays: Closed

Dec 21 – Dec 23
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Dec 24
10am – 1pm

Dec 25

Dec 26 – Jan 5
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Dec 26 – Jan 5:  11am – 5pm

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Media Releases

Posts From 2013

Pīsim finds her Miskanow


I have to share with you about the results of a wonderful project that I have been working on for the past 6 years…actually more like 20… In 1993, the remains of a woman were found at Nagami Bay (Onākaāmihk) west shore of Southern Indian Lake. The following year, community members from South Indian Lake and archaeologists worked together to recover our ancestor in a respectful and honourable way. ...
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Celebrating Indigenous Heritage


June 21 is the Summer Solstice and also is the New Year for the Rocky Cree and many other First Nation groups. This day is now recognized as the National Aboriginal Day, celebrating First Nations, Metis and Inuit culture and heritage. To mark this event a huge celebration was held at the Forks in downtown Winnipeg and The Manitoba Museum was one of the exhibitors. I was pleased to participate that ...
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Three Days in the Interlake

Geology & Paleontology

Looking through my window at the still-snowy, still-wintry Winnipeg streetscape, I have to remind myself that spring is not far away. Soon the snow will leave and we will again be able to begin one of the most pleasurable of the Museum’s activities: fieldwork. Last year, between various other projects, I worked with Bob Elias (University of Manitoba) and Ed Dobrzanski on gathering information that we could use in ...
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Tracking Atlatls in Manitoba


You may ask yourself what is an atlatl? An atlatl is a hunting tool that is in two parts, a dart or very thin spear and a throwing board which is used to propel the dart. In most of North America it was the hunting tool of choice for many thousands of years. Archaeologists often use the size of projectile points as indication of which hunting tool was used. ...
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