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

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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)

J. H. Ashdown

A. B. Brown

George McLeod Brownell (1899-1979)

J. W. Burns

Roland G. Couture (1910-1993)

H. J. Gibson

R. J. Heron

Milton Carman Holden (1903-1975)

Philip K. Isaac

Edward Leith (1906-1999)

William Russel “Russ” Leslie (1891-1985)

Gerald W. Malaher (1903-1984)

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

W. J. Mayer-Oakes

James Archibald McLeod (1904-1979)

D. Medd

R. B. Mitchell

William Lewis Morton (1908-1980)

William Scott Neal (1914-1993)

George Taylor Richardson (1924-2014)

Conrad Sanford Riley (1916-1999)

Jennifer Mary Walker Shay

Charles Gordon Smith (1902-1990)

Henry Gordon Harvey Smith (1902-1973)

Richard W. M. “Dick” Sutton (?-1995)

Ian Maclaren Thompson (1896-1981)

L. M. Thorlakson

M. E. Tisdale

G. Voss

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

Photos & Maps

Entrance to the Manitoba Museum

Entrance to the Manitoba Museum (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Entrance to the Manitoba Museum

Nonsuch gallery at the Manitoba Museum (May 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90043, W97.13663
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Strathcona Hotel / Cornwall Hotel (567 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

The Manitoba Museum

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 June 2017

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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