Spring into history with Western Canada's oldest history organization for an evening of festive friendship, comfort food, and historic fun!
The night begins as you're greeted by the Members of St. Boniface living history group, La Compagnie de La Vérendrye dressed in the traditional colonial uniforms of 18th century New France, as they re-enact the lives of the soldiers and voyageurs who accompanied the explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye, to find a route to the Western Sea in the 1730s.
Try your hand at Hatchet Throwing within the pallisade, along with some Voyageur games before the dinner bell rings. A musket salute by our friends from La Compagnie de La Vérendrye will signal that its time to gather inside, and take a seat for our welcome.
Enjoy a hearty Fort Gibraltar buffet, with entertainment by a local Metis Musical duo playing fiddle and guitar.
Sneak Preview Presentation by Gordon Goldsborough, author, CBC radio personality, and Past President of the Manitoba Historical Society who will share highlights from his coming NEW book release, On the Road to Abandoned Manitoba.
Enjoy dessert, coffee, and tea along with the outdoor historic setting and share a moment around the fire in the spririt of keeping history alive!
MHS Members: $110 each
Non-Members: $125 each*
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*If you'd like to become a member, visit MHS Members to join and get the $110 price!
**If you can't attend, please consider purchasing a donation ticket to support the Manitoba Historical Society for a full tax receipt of the total amount.
***Please notify us of any food allergies, or dietary accomodations necessary by sending us note at the time of ordering your tickets.
The Manitoba Historical Society depends on fundraisers to help support our historical research, programs, publications, projects, and outreach/advocacy.
It's our mission to share history - and we've been keeping history alive since 1879! Won't you be our guest and join us at Fort Gibraltar on Saturday, May 27th!