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Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Museum

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Founding Members | Presidents | Board Chairs | Sources

Incorporated in 1965 by two Acts of the Manitoba Legislature, the Museum (opened July 1970) and Planetarium (opened May 1968) in Winnipeg became joined as the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. It was later renamed the Manitoba Museum.

Founding Members

James Stuart Anderson (1911-1994)

Harry Crowson Ashdown (1885-1971)

James Harry Ashdown (1922-2009)

Arthur Bradwyn Brown (?-1977)

George McLeod Brownell (1899-1979)

James William “Jim” Burns (1929-2019)

Roland Gerard Couture (1910-1993)

Harry James Gibson

Robert John “Jack” Heron (1919-1987)

Milton Carman Holden (1903-1975)

Philip Kenneth Isaac

Edward Isaac Leith (1906-1999)

William Russell “Russ” Leslie (1891-1985)

Gerald William Malaher (1903-1984)

Francis Alexander Lavens “Frank” Mathewson (1905-1994)

William James Mayer-Oakes (1923-2005)

James Archibald McLeod (1904-1979)

Dallas Medd (1921-1987)

Rosslyn Brough “Ross” Mitchell (1880-1972)

William Lewis Morton (1908-1980)

William Scott Neal (1914-1993)

George Taylor Richardson (1924-2014)

Conrad Sanford Riley (1916-1999)

Jennifer Mary Walker Shay (1930-2018)

Charles Gordon Smith (1902-1990)

Henry Gordon Harvey Smith (1902-1973)

Richard William Martin “Dick” Sutton (1920-1995)

Ian Maclaren Thompson (1896-1981)

Lorna Marion Thorlakson (1924-2014)

Mary Elizabeth Tisdale (1895-1992)

Gunter Voss (1926-?)

Presidents

Period

President

1932-1947

Henry Martindale Speechly (1866-1951)

1947-1954

Theodore E. Howard

1955-1958

James Watt Anderson (c1893-1962)

1959-1960

Walter Felix Tisdale (1887-1960)

1960-1961

Ian Maclaren Thompson (1896-1981)

1961-1965

Francis Alexander Lavens “Frank” Mathewson (1905-1994)

First Vice-Presidents

Period

First Vice-President

1947-?

George McLeod Brownell (1899-1979)

Second Vice-Presidents

Period

Second Vice-President

1947-?

Alexander George “Lawrie” Lawrence (1888-1961)

Board Chairs

Period

Chair

1966-1977

Francis Alexander Lavens “Frank” Mathewson (1905-1994)

1977-1979

William Scott Neal (1914-1993)

1979-1981

William John “Jack” McKeag (1928-2007)

1981-1983

Prof. E. O. Anderson

1983-1987

Beverly A. Scott

1987-1990

James R. Lewis

1990-1992

Roger B. King

1992-1994

A. S. Leach Jr.

1994-1996

Rudy C. Isaak

1996-1998

Dr. June M. James

1998-2000

Bill Davis

2000-2002

Arthur R. Pearson

2002-2003

James A. Dolynchuk

2003-2006

Bill Baines

2006-2008

Dr. John McFerran

2008-2010

Ken Ross

2010-present

Sangeet Bhatia

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Civic Auditorium (200 Vaughan Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Dr. Speechly retires as museum president,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1947, page 3.

Minutes of the Manitoba Museum Association, 1932-1965.

“Notice of application to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 February 1965, page 72.

This page was prepared by James Burns and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2020

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