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26 January - 30 April

Exhibit Opening: “Gowen’s Brandon: Then & Now”

Where: Daly House Museum, 122 Eighteenth Street, Brandon
When: Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 7:00 PM

All are invited to an opening reception for a new exhibit, jointly presented by Daly House Museum and the S. J. McKee Archives, and funded by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program. This exhibit showcases historic photographs taken by Frank Gowen side-by-side with modern day images of the same locations, to contrast Brandon during a period of unprecedented development (circa 1911) to the Brandon we see today.

The exhibit can be seen concurrently at:

Exhibit Gallery (Second Floor)
Daly House Museum
122 Eighteenth Street, Brandon

Tommy McLeod Curve Gallery
John E. Robbins Library
Brandon University
270 Eighteenth Street, Brandon

An excerpt from this exhibit will be published in the Winter 2015 issue of Manitoba History.

13 February - 13 March

Exhibit: “50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada”

This multi-media exhibit, developed by the Settlers, Rails & Trails Museum at Argyle, will be displayed in the Rotunda of the Legislative Building.

7 March

Daly House Fundraising Dinner and Annual General Meeting

Where: Ukrainian Reading Association Hall, 1005 Assiniboine Avenue, Brandon
When: Saturday, 7 March 2015, 6:00 PM (dinner), 7:00 (presentation), 8:30 (meeting)

In addition to a home-style meal featuring roast beer and dessert, they will be featuring a dramatic presentation entitled “Nellie McClung and the Woman’s Parliament” featuring Karen Chrest as Nellie McClung. Tickets are $25 each. Call 204-727-1722 by 5 March to order.

9 March

MHS History Book Club: In Fear of the Barbed Wire Fence, Canada's First National International Operations and the Ukrainian Canadians, 1914 to 1920 by Lubomyr Luciuk

Where: Dalnavert Visitors’ Centre, 61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg
When: Monday, 9 March 2015, 7:00 PM

Please confirm attendance with Judy at or 204-475-6666.

17 March

Free Presentation: “Behind the Scenes at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Where: Multipurpose Room, Asper Jewish Community Campus, 123 Doncaster, Winnipeg
When: Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 7:00 PM

by Jodi Giesbrecht (Manager, Research & Curation) and
Jeremy Maron (Researcher/Curator)

Reception to follow. This presentation is sponsored by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Inc.

For further information, please contact Stan Carbone at 204-477-7467 or

20 March

Free Lecture: “The Empire Strikes Back: The Fall of the USSR and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine”

A lecture by Serhii Plokhy (Harvard University)

Where: Archives & Special Collections, 330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba
When: Friday, 20 March 2015, 6:30 PM

The talk will focus on the current situation in Ukraine, in the context of the USSR’s breakup in 1991 (based on his recent book, The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union). Dr. Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History (Department of History, Harvard University), and is the Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. He has written extensively on the histories of the Russian Empire, the former Soviet Union, and Ukraine. Copies of The Last Empire The Final Days of the Soviet Union will be available following the lecture.

For further information, please contact the U of M Archives & Special Collections at 204-474-9986.

11 April

Free Presentation: “Winnipeg’s Visual History in the Golden Age of Postcards

Where: Cornish Library, 20 West Gate
When: Saturday, 11 April 2015, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

As Winnipeg boomed in the first two decades of the 1900s, postcard images captured the people, places, and events of the day and spread those images throughout the world. Local postcard collector Rob McInnes will present an entertaining and educational visual tour of early Winnipeg.

More information is available here.

13 April

MHS History Book Club: Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Romance of Canada by Laurier LaPierre (1996)

Where: Dalnavert Visitors’ Centre, 61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg
When: Monday, 13 April 2015, 7:00 PM

Please confirm attendance with Judy at or 204-475-6666.

21 April

MHS Multicultural Dinner

Where: Irish Association of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street, Winnipeg
When: Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 5:30 PM

This year, the MHS Multicultural Dinner will feature Manitoba’s Irish community. The event will be held at the Irish Association of Manitoba, located at 654 Erin Street. Parking is available along Erin Street after 5:30 PM and in the Piston Ring parking lot across from the street from the Association’s clubhouse on Erin Street after 5:30 PM. There is an elevator which can be accessed by driving to the back of the building, after asking someone inside to bring the elevator down to greet you.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, cocktails start at 6:15 and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. The guest speakers will talk about differences between immigrating to Manitoba in the 1970s and now. Musical entertainment will feature traditional instruments. Enjoy potato leek soup, home-style Irish stew, colcannon, Irish soda bread and bread pudding. Choose Guinness on tap, Irish whisky or Irish coffee.

Cost per person is $23 for MHS members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited at this venue. Make your reservation by calling the Manitoba Historical Society at 204-947-0559 between 1 and 17 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 Wednesday to Friday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Leave a message if there is no answer, and your call will be returned. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

For more information, please call Carl James at 204 233-4776.

20 June

MHS Field Trip: “Agriculture, Settlement and Society Along the Assiniboine”

This field trip, organized by Dr. John Lehr of the Manitoba Historical Society in association with the St. Francois Xavier Historical Society, will take place on Wednesday, 10 June 2015. The cost will be $92 for MHS and St. Francois Xavier Historical Society members, and $98 for non-members. To reserve your place on this trip, please contact Jean Owchar at 204-864-2304.

More information is available here.

7-8 August

Third Annual Carberry Heritage Festival

More information will be available here later.

11-13 September

MHS Field Trip

More information will be available here later.


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