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The Manitoba Museum Moves Closer to Reaching Fundraising Goal

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Winnipeg (May 4, 2017): The Manitoba Museum continues its drive to raise $19 million towards the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital and Endowment Campaign, with the announcement of another lead gift of $250,000 from James Cohen and Linda McGarva Cohen. The campaign will fund the Museum’s renewal of 42% of its Galleries by 2020, in […]

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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.

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 […]

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

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Winnipeg, MB (February 1, 2017): BMO Financial Group is supporting theBringing Our Stories ForwardCapital & Endowment Campaign with a generous donation of $250,000.

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Manitoba Museum Awards Contract for Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Project

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 […]

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HBC History Foundation Makes Lead Gift to The Manitoba Museum Campaign


Winnipeg, MB (November 29, 2016):  The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) History Foundation has donated $500,000 to the Manitoba Museum’s Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital & Endowment Campaign – the campaign’s largest private donation to date. Once completed, the Bringing Our Stories Forward project will result in the renewal of 23,000 square feet, or 42% of […]

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Government of Canada Announces Funding for The Manitoba Museum’s Renewal Project

Canadian Heritage

November 9, 2016 – Winnipeg – Department of Canadian Heritage The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre), today announced $2.5 million in funding to The Manitoba Museum for its project “Bringing Our Stories Forward.” Minister Carr made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister […]

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Chipman Family Makes Major Donation to Manitoba Museum Capital Campaign

Orientation gallery

Winnipeg, MB (October 12, 2016): The Manitoba Museum is continuing on its path for renewal thanks to a $250,000 investment from the Chipman family and Megill-Stephenson Company. The donation is in support of the Manitoba Museum’s $19 million Bringing Our Stories Forward project that will see 23,000 square feet or 42% of the Museum’s gallery spaces renewed. The Museum is anticipating a visionary […]

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Orientation Gallery

Orientation gallery

The Orientation Gallery welcomes you to Manitoba, a name derived from the Cree “where the spirit lives.” It offers a taste of what will come, touching on themes woven throughout the galleries. We will express inclusive and balanced messages about Manitoba’s natural and social history and orient visitors to their experience in the Museum.

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Winnipeg Gallery

Winnipeg gallery

At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg has been a meeting place and settlement for thousands of years. As a magnet that has attracted waves of immigrants, along with their colourful stories and traditions, we see that Winnipeg is a multifaceted urban centre.

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Grasslands Gallery

Grasslands gallery

The prairies seem eternal, and yet the Grasslands Gallery suggests that immense changes have occurred in just 200 years – largely the result of increased human occupation. The majority of Manitobans now live on the Prairies, and this is where most of our important stories take place. We will present diverse stories of both newcomers […]

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