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Send a short description, along with your event’s date and time, to webmaster@mhs.mb.ca. There is no charge for listings.

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14 February to 26 April

Exhibition: “Botany, Books, and Beyond”

Where: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, 330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Fort. Garry Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba
When: 14 February to 26 April 2014

The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections will celebrate the launch of an exhibition of contemporary artists’ books and the acquisition of Kew Garden’s journal Curtis’ Botanicals donated by the family of renowned Manitoba horticulturalist Frank Skinner. In addition, early botanicals from the early 1700s and on from the Rare Book Room of Archives & Special Collections will be displayed.

The Artists: Pauline Braun, Janet Carroll, Camille Choboter, Karen Clavelle, Nicole Coulson, Deborah Danelley, Lorraine Douglas, Erwin Huebner, Reitlín Murphy, Ann Stinner.

Opening: Friday, 14 February 2014, 4:30 to 7:30 PM

The exhibition will be open from Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with special evening opening on Thursday, 27 February, 6:00 - 9:00 PM and Thursday, 27 March, 6:00 - 9:00 PM.

Map and link to parking: http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives/location.html

For more information, call 204-474-9986.


23 April

West End History Tea

Where: Daniel McIntyre - St. Matthews Community Association Resource Centre, 823 Ellice and Arlington, Winnipeg
When: 9 April, 10:30 AM to noon

Each Wednesday morning in April come share your memories about the West End and Winnipeg from the 1930s to 1970s at the Daniel McIntyre - St. Matthews Community Association. They have a selection of photo books (The Tribune, Going Downtown, etc.) to flip through and Christian Cassidy of West End Dumplings will have his laptop on hand to look up people, buildings and events in newspaper archives and other digital libraries. It is aimed at 55+ but everyone is welcome.

Free refreshments and snacks are provided.

For more information, contact Jesse at 204-774-7005 or safety@dmsmca.ca.


29 April

MHS Multicultural Dinner: Manitoba’s Métis Community

Where: Manitoba Metis Federation, 150 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg
When: Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 5 PM

This year, the Manitoba Historical Society’s popular Multicultural Dinner will feature Manitoba’s Métis community. The event will be held at the Manitoba Métis Federation located at 150 Henry Avenue, just east of Martha Street. Parking is available in the large lot opposite the front door. There is an elevator to the lower level and wheelchair access at the back of the building.

Doors will open at 5:00 PM and dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. Before dinner, browse through the Louis Riel display, historical artifacts, and traditional works of artisans. The guest speaker will be Shirley Delorme Russell of the Louis Riel Institute. Entertainment will include jigging and fiddling.

Enjoy traditional Métis food including bison stew, wild rice, bannock, and raisin rice pudding served in Elsie Bear’s Kitchen.

Cost per person is $25 for MHS members and $27 for non-members. Space is limited at this venue. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

Make your reservation by calling the Manitoba Historical Society at 204-947-0559 between 1 and 25 April. Payment must be made at the time of booking by Visa, Mastercard, cheque, or in person at MHS Visitor Services, 61 Carlton Street. The office is open Wednesdays to Fridays, 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Leave a phone message if there is no answer, and your call will be returned.

For more information, please call Carl James at 204 631-5971.


30 April

West End History Tea

Where: Daniel McIntyre - St. Matthews Community Association Resource Centre, 823 Ellice and Arlington, Winnipeg
When: 9 April, 10:30 AM to noon

Each Wednesday morning in April come share your memories about the West End and Winnipeg from the 1930s to 1970s at the Daniel McIntyre - St. Matthews Community Association. They have a selection of photo books (The Tribune, Going Downtown, etc.) to flip through and Christian Cassidy of West End Dumplings will have his laptop on hand to look up people, buildings and events in newspaper archives and other digital libraries. It is aimed at 55+ but everyone is welcome.

Free refreshments and snacks are provided.

For more information, contact Jesse at 204-774-7005 or safety@dmsmca.ca.


3-4 May

8th Annual Jane’s Walk

Jane’s Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring their neighbourhoods and meeting their neighbours. Free walks held on the first weekend of May each year are led by locals who want to create a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live and work.

More information is available here.


6 May

Annual General Meeting: Seven Oaks Historical Society

Where: St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg
When: 6 May 2014, 7:00 PM

The guest speaker will be author and librarian Jim Blanchard speaking on “August 1914: The Onset of WWI,” followed by a question and answer period. The meeting will be dedicated to the memory of nurse Alfreda Jean Attrill, and twenty First and Second World War veterans buried at St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Free admission, with refreshments and a piano sing-song of First World War hits. Become a member of the Seven Oaks Historical Society for $10 per person or $15 per family.

For more information, call Len Kaminski at 204-338-6399.


8 May

Presentation: Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Historical Preservation and Promotion

Where: Government House (invitation only)
When: Thurday, 8 May 2014, 5:00 PM

More information on the award program is available here.


12 May

Deadline: Young Historians Submissions

More information is available here.


7 June

Annual General Meeting: Manitoba Historical Society

More information will be available here later.


14 June

MHS Spring 2014 Field Excursion: “Morden, Winkler and the Manitoba Escarpment”

This full-day trip, escorted by historical geographer John Lehr, focusses on the history, geography and geology of a fascinating part of southern Manitoba. It includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Canadian Fossil Museum in Morden, a tour of Morden’s heritage architecture, a visit to the Winkler Heritage Museum, a look at the settlement history of the area, including a visit to the ghost town of Nelsonville, once Manitoba’s third largest settlement, and views of some spectacular scenery along the Manitoba Escarpment.

A lunch in Winkler featuring home-made traditional Mennonite food is included. Transportation will be by washroom-equipped, air conditioned bus.

The tour will leave from the northwest corner of Grant Park Shopping Centre (Winnipeg) at 8.30 AM and will return to the departure point between 5.00 and 5.30 PM.

The cost for members of the Manitoba Historical Society or Creative Retirement Manitoba is $95.00 per person, or $105 for non-members.

To register for the trip, please call D’Arcy Mansell at Creative Retirement Manitoba at 204-949-2565 or register online at www.crm.mb.ca.


21 June

48th Annual Manitoba Highland Gathering

Where: Selkirk Recreational Centre
When: Saturday, 21 June


8-9 August

2nd Annual Carberry Heritage Festival

More information will be available here later.


27 September

MHS Stained Glass Church Window Tour

More information will be available here later.


10 October

Concert: “The best of Ireland’s traditional, young artists”

Where: Manitou Opera House
When: Friday, 10 October 2014, 7:30 PM

Presented by the Manitou Opera House Foundation.

Tickets will be available in July from various sites in Manitou, including Sam’s Foods and the Coffee House Musicians, and by calling 204-242-2794.

 

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