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21 November

Free Presentation: “The David Thompson Paintings of Don McMaster”

Where: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, 330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg
When: Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Artist Don McMaster will be speaking on his nine-painting collection titled, The David Thompson Project, which depicts some of the significant events in the life of David Thompson, the famous fur trader, explorer and map maker. This series of paintings chronicles the period from 1797 to 1824, and focuses on the exploration of the Prairies.

All are welcome. For more information, call 204-474-9986. For parking and location:

22 November

Multicultural Concert: “A Salute to our Early Pioneers”

Where: St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg (off Main Street north of Redwood)
When: Saturday, 22 November 2014, 7:00 PM

This event will feature choir and dance groups from four of Manitoba’s multi-faceted cultural communities: Icelandic, German, Jewish and Ukrainian and is a follow-up to the Seven Oaks Historical Society’s well-attended 2013 ‘Red River Jamboree.’

There is no fee to attend but donations towards the ongoing work of the Seven Oaks Historical Society will be gratefully accepted.

22 November

Informational Meeting on the Future of Dalnavert Museum

Where: Dalnavert Museum Visitors’ Centre, 61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg
When: Saturday, 22 November 2014, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

In September 2013, the Dalnavert Museum was closed to the public. Friends of Dalnavert Museum are undertaking a study with the goal of seeing Dalnavert reopened as a museum. Interested members of the public are invited to take part in an informational town hall meeting. We are looking for your input on how to reopen Dalnavert as a sustainable museum. Two hours of free parking are available on the street.

Please RSVP to or to Heritage Winnipeg at 204-942-2663 by 20 November 2014.

12 December

Nomination Deadline: 2014 Margaret McWilliams Awards

The purpose of the Margaret McWilliams Award, one of the oldest literary prizes in Canada, is to encourage the study and interpretation of the history of Manitoba. It was instituted in 1955 by the Manitoba Historical Society as a memorial to Margaret S. McWilliams.

More information is available here.


17 January

50th Annual Sir John A. Macdonald Dinner

Where: Fort Garry Hotel
When: Saturday, 17 January 2015, 6:00 PM

Guest speaker: Richard Gwyn, author of an award-winning biography of Sir John A. Macdonald

More information is available here.

25 February

MHS Film Night

More information will be available here later.

27 February

Deadline: Nominations for 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Historical Preservation and Promotion

More information is available here.

20 June

MHS Field Trip

More information will be available here later.

11-13 September

MHS Field Trip

More information will be available here later.


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