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17 September

Exhibit opening: “The Polar Adventures of Andrew Taylor: a Biographical Exploration”

Where: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections (330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library)
When: Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:30 to 4:00 PM

Join the University of Manitoba Archives to launch an extensive exhibit on alumnus Dr. Andrew Taylor – engineer, explorer, geographer, writer and antiquarian bookseller – who led the secret mission, “Operation Tabarin” in the Antarctic, south of Cape Horn, during the Second World War. He worked as a Dominion land surveyor in northern Manitoba, established the infrastructure for Flin Flon as town engineer, was one of three observers of the American-Canadian weather station reconnaissance venture “US Naval Task Force 68,” and developed an expertise in winter roads and airstrips. In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments, Taylor received many awards and honors, including the Polar Medal (1954), the Order of Canada (1986), The Vilhjalmur Stefansson Award (1990), and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Manitoba (1991), among others, and had a mountain named after him in the Antarctic.

For more information contact Linda.Eddy@umanitoba.ca or phone 204-474-9986.

The exhibition continues from 17 September 2014 to 31 August 2015 Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


18 September

Workshop: “Audio Recording”

Where: Oral History Centre, University of Winnipeg
When: Thursday, 18 September 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

This series of introductory workshops is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a successful oral history project. These workshops teach both the practice and philosophy of oral history, including: what makes oral history unique; how to design a project; the technical skills needed to make quality audio recordings; and how to create complementary text documents that will ensure your project is organized, archivable, and useful to future researchers. Space for each workshop is limited.

This workshop provides the basic skills and knowledge needed to produce high quality audio recordings suitable for archiving and for producing creative audio projects like radio documentaries and podcasts.

The “Audio Recording” workshop requires a $20.00 fee and includes all necessary workshop materials. Refreshments will be served. Workshop registration form is available.

Please contact Kimberley Moore (ki.moore@uwinnipeg.ca) at the Oral History Centre for more information, or to register.


21 September

Open Farm Day at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum

Where: Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Austin, Manitoba
When: Sunday, 21 September 2014, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission is free.

More information is available here.


24 September

Antiques Roadshow at Daly House Museum

Where: Daly House, 122-18th Street, Brandon
When: Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Bring in your antiques to be appraised by local expert and dealer Terry Smith. An appraisal fee of $7 for one item or $20 for three items will be assessed. Book early as space is limited. Call 204-727-1722 to book your appointment today.


25 September

Workshop: “Transcription”

Where: Oral History Centre, University of Winnipeg
When: Thursday, 25 September 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

This series of introductory workshops is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct a successful oral history project. These workshops teach both the practice and philosophy of oral history, including: what makes oral history unique; how to design a project; the technical skills needed to make quality audio recordings; and how to create complementary text documents that will ensure your project is organized, archivable, and useful to future researchers. Space for each workshop is limited.

This workshop explores the advantages of creating textual documents to accompany oral history recordings. It reviews the advantages of transcribing or summarizing interviews while teaching the common conventions used, including how to effectively budget time to include this step.

The “Transcription” workshop requires a $20.00 fee and includes all necessary workshop materials. Refreshments will be served. Workshop registration form is available.

Please contact Kimberley Moore (ki.moore@uwinnipeg.ca) at the Oral History Centre for more information, or to register.


27 September

MHS Stained Glass Church Window Tour

Churches (featuring stained glass windows by Leo Mol):

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2255 Grant Avenue
St. George Anglican Church, 168 Wilton off Grosvenor Avenue
Sts. Vladimir & Olga Cathedral, 114 McGregor Street

When: Saturday, 27 September 2014, 10:45 AM at the parking lot at St. Demetrios

Transportation: Car pooling may be possible. Arrangements may be made for those without transportation.

To join the tour or for questions, please contact Carl James at 204-631-5971.

There is NO COST for the tour but donations to the churches will be appreciated.


2 October

Book Launch: “The Patriotic Consensus: Unity, Morale, and the Second World War”

by Dr. Jody Perrun (History Department, University of Winnipeg)

Where: Atrium, McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
When: Thursday, 2 October 2014, 7:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served.

This book is published by the University of Manitoba Press.


4 October

Brant-Argyle School100th Anniversary Celebration: Brant-Argyle School

Everyone is welcome to celebrate this important milestone at the Brant-Argyle School:

11:00 AM

Opening Ceremony (front steps of the school)

12:00 to 3:00 PM

School tours and historic display (gym entrance)

1:00 PM

Entertainment starts

A vintage school transportation display will be shown.

Souvenirs, photos and snacks will be available for cash sale.

Did you know?

  • The Brant-Argyle is a rare surviving example of a consolidated school that is still in use today.
  • The Government of Manitoba declared the Brant-Argyle School a provincial historic site in 2003.
  • The school was built in two phases. The west and central tower were built in 1914; the east half was built in 1929.
  • The school yard once housed a barn for the school vans and horses. It had an outdoor bathroom too.
  • The spruce trees surrounding the school yard were planted in memory of Edward E. Stewart, a teacher who taught here in the 1930s.
  • The students of Brant-Argyle School received international attention when their science experiment was launched into space in 2014. They worked with CancerCare Manitoba to study how green tea can reduce the risk of cancer.

For more information, please visit www.settlersrailsandtrails.com or email argylemuseum@gmail.com.


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.


2015


27 February

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

More information is available here.

 

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