BeCause Radio takes listeners on a summer series of road trips to museums and archives across Manitoba
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During the summer, BeCause Radio hosts Robert Zirk, Sonny Primolo and Jeremy Morantz stepped out of the studio and travelled throughout the province learning about the history of various communities in Manitoba. The museums visited are all participating in the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program – for more information read Elevating our history.
You can listen to the full BeCause Radio Road Trip series online by visiting wpgfdn.org/bcrroadtrip
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TRANSCONA MUSEUM – WINNIPEG
Found right in the heart of Downtown Transcona, this museum is full of displays that depict the area’s roots in railway labour.
SAINT BONIFACE MUSEUM – WINNIPEG
Within the walls of an old home on the banks of the Red River, formerly occupied by the Grey Nuns, the Saint Boniface Museum brings local history to life through atmospheric and interactive elements.
OSEREDOK UKRAINIAN CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTRE – WINNIPEG
Through exhibits, artifacts and historical documents, Oseredok celebrates Ukrainian culture and Ukrainian heritage in Manitoba.
MANITOBA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM – WINNIPEG
From old, wool jerseys to the story of Winnipeg’s only NBA player, everything basketball related in Manitoba lives here.
WINKLER HERITAGE MUSEUM – WINKLER
In addition to its variety of artifacts from Winkler’s historic past, the Winkler Heritage Museum feature a comprehensive Stones and Stories project which has information on many deceased people found in the town’s cemeteries.
MANITOBA BASEBALL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM – MORDEN
The museum honours the achievements of players, teams, and builders, and features a variety of memorabilia from Manitoba’s baseball history, including uniforms, gloves, baseballs, bats, trophies, caps, and photos.
PLUM COULEE PRAIRIE VIEW ELEVATOR MUSEUM – PLUM COULEE
Situated in a former grain elevator, the museum showcases artifacts from Plum Coulee’s history and features an observation bin giving visitors a 100-foot view of the town.
NEW ICELAND HERITAGE MUSEUM – GIMLI
Located in the heart of ‘New Iceland,’ this museum is home to many permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions. The museum displays stories of Icelandic settlers in Manitoba.
TREHERNE MUSEUM – TREHERNE
Across five buildings, the museum’s exhibits include a pioneer house dating to 1906, a fully functional blacksmith shop, a replica town, and one of the largest gun collections in Manitoba.
LUNDAR MUSEUM – LUNDAR
The Lundar Museum spans many buildings including an old train station, a house once occupied by a Lundar family and a church that was moved from 14 kilometers down the highway.
THE BURROUGH OF THE GLEANN MUSEUM – GLENBORO
As a farming community, Glenboro’s museum has an array of outdated farm technology from an era long past. You can also find a true-to-life general store from the early 20th century where town residents could find anything from ice cream, to eyewear, to their mail.
CARBERRY PLAINS MUSEUM – CARBERRY
What town doesn’t like to boast about their celebrity connections? Among many other exhibits, Carberry Plains Museum features its connections to many well-known Canadians such as Tommy Douglas. You can also stroll through the “Gingerbread House,” a large, Victorian-style home located on-site.
LAC DU BONNET DISTRICT MUSEUM – LAC DU BONNET
Visitors of the Lac du Bonnet District Museum can learn about Manitoba’s first female mayor, Edie Brown, who became mayor of the town in 1952.
This story is featured in the Fall 2019 issue of our Working Together magazine. Download or view the full issue on our Publications page.