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Posts From 2014

Opening on November 14 in the Discovery Room, The Old Plesiosaur and the Sea: Fossil Vertebrates from the Manitoba Escarpment celebrates a spectacular plesiosaur fossil from the Manitoba Escarpment. The exhibit focuses on the work of Wayne Buckley, the collector of the plesiosaur, and on his fossil collecting associate, Kevin Conlin, illustrating how the work of amateur, enthusiast collectors is affecting the knowledge of fossils in Manitoba. The Manitoba Escarpment is an important area for discoveries of marine fossil vertebrates of Cretaceous age (about 70-110 million years old), and much of the significant collecting has been done by informed, dedicated amateur paleontologists. The Old Plesiosaur and the Sea will serve as ...
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Join us weekends in November for the Museum's second annual Love Thy Nonsuch month, presented by James Richardson & Sons, Limited. On December 8, 1974, the Nonsuch Gallery officially opened, and since then, over 4 million visitors have remarked on the distinctive scent that surrounds the Gallery, heard the gulls calling overhead, and walked the Nonsuch's decks. We love the Nonsuch as much as you do, and will be celebrating her all month long. Saturdays and Sundays in November, the Nonsuch Gallery will come alive with special programming from 1:00-4:00 pm. Take this chance to go below the Nonsuch's deck and explore the hold - a special treat that ...
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Attention Museum members! We still have spaces available for our annual Members' Night event on Friday, October 24. Keep those RSVP's coming, and we'll see you on Friday night in your spookiest Hallowe'en attire!  Read ...
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On September 2nd, The Manitoba Museum officially begins its winter hours. We are closed Mondays, and open on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. There’s plenty new to experience, including We Are All Treaty People (which features every Manitoba treaty medal except one in one place for the first time) in the Discovery Room, the video game friendly Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions and Live with the Stars, for backyard astronomers, in the Planetarium. The Museum is also displaying for the first time in Manitoba history all three Valour Road medals in our foyer. ...
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On August 6, The Manitoba Museum unveiled a new exhibit featuring the original Victoria Cross medals awarded almost 100 years ago to three Winnipeg soldiers who served in the First World War. The medals were awarded to Corporal Leo Clarke, Sergeant-Major Frederick William Hall, and Lieutenant Robert Shankland, who, at the time of their enlistment, had all resided in the same block of Pine Street in the west end of Winnipeg. In honour of the accomplishments of these Pine Street soldiers, a phenomena that was unique to Canada, Pine Street was renamed Valour Road in the 1920's. The Victoria Crosses and the other medals awarded to Clarke, Hall and ...
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On July 17, The Manitoba Museum and Parks Canada announced a collaboration that will help bring Canadians closer to York Factory, one of the oldest and most important national historic sites in Western Canada. Under the agreement, The Manitoba Museum will increase York Factory content in its exhibits and galleries. Curators Kevin Brownlee and Amelia Fay will travel to York Factory, located on the Hayes River near Hudson Bay, this August. They will study the site and surrounding landscape in order to document this little-visited corner of Manitoba, building on years of archaeological and historical research by Parks Canada, for future Museum visitors and generations of ...
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Have you ever wondered what treasures are contained in The Manitoba Museum’s vaults? If your answer is yes, consider taking a Behind the Scenes tour at the Museum this summer. BTS tours are offered during July and August, from Monday to Friday (with the exception of July 1 and August 5) and are free of charge, with the purchase of Museum admission. Like most Museums, we are only able to display a small fraction of the over 2.9 million artefacts and specimens at any one time.  Behind-the-scenes tours will give you the inside scoop on how exhibits are created, how artefacts and specimens are collected and preserved, and will ...
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The May-long weekend marks the start of our summer hours of operation. The Museum Galleries, Science Gallery and Planetarium will be open daily (Monday to Sunday) from 10:00 am to 5:00pm, including statutory holidays, which means that we are open Victoria Day, Monday May 19 10am to 5pm. We hope to see you here enjoying our new Treaty Exhibit and mini-diorama or taking the challenge of cleaning up Lake Winnipeg in our Science ...
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We Are All Treaty People

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The Museum We Are All Treaty People, a new exhibit on the history of Treaties in Manitoba, in the Museum’s Discovery Room on May 1. A collaboration with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and its Commissioner James Wilson, this is the first time visitors will be able to see almost every Manitoba Treaty medal including the medal given by Lord Selkirk to Chief Peguis in 1812 and original medals for Treaties No. 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6.Treaty 4 medals from Manitoba are rare but we will display the original 1875 parchment commission for Treaty No. 4 Commissioner, William ...
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Lake Winnipeg was listed as the most threatened lake in the world in 2013 by the Global Nature Fund. This is based on the increase in algal blooms which cover the water in thick greenish slime. Not only is the lake relatively shallow for its size, the sheer amount of land that drains into Lake Winnipeg makes finding solutions difficult. The issue has reached a critical point, and various efforts are underway to “Save Lake Winnipeg”. But what does that actually mean? On World Water Day, March 22, 2014, The Manitoba Museum will launch Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions, one of the most ambitious exhibits in its Science Gallery. Shared ...
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The Museum is helping Winnipeggers celebrate the JUNOS with some special programming in the Science Gallery. The Boeing Explore Science Zone in the Museum’s Science Gallery is excited to offer the public a series of activities that explore the scientific principles of vibrations and waves which govern music and instruments. Nine different musical experiments will allow participants to learn more about how music is really made. These include a unique electronic instrument that allows you to play it without physically touching it, an instrument that lets you use your teeth to hear the vibration and an experiment that allows you to explore beats using ...
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The Manitoba Museum unveil its new Aschkibokahn diorama in the Parklands/ Mixed Woods Gallery on January 16th. This mini-diorama, an incredible blend of art and research, features an ancient Native camp site located on Lake Winnipegosis in Western Manitoba, and follows an Anishnaabe family of the late Woodland period about 800 years ago as they move across the land from winter to summer. This diorama was created by artist Betsy Thorsteinson and her team at the Museum. The Aschkibokahn mini-diorama is made possible with funds through Parklands/Mixed Woods capital project as well as annual operating funds. “The diorama highlights the strategic movement of First Nation people across the landscape, ...
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