Sundays February 19 to March 5, 2017 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM
The Manitoba Museum will be holding Sunday afternoon highlight tours of their new exhibition, Legacies of Confederation: A New Look at Manitoba History, followed by a trip to the Peg Beer Company. Space is limited. Tickets $30 ($25 for Museum members) includes supper.
The museum is located at 190 Rupert Avenue Winnipeg
phone: (204) 956-2830
The Southwest Branch Workshop “Celebrating Our Roots” will be held on Saturday, April 22 at Knox United Church, Brandon MB. Their annual Heritage Dinner will be held following the workshop. Guest speaker will be Gordon Goldsborough who will present on “Abandoned Manitoba”. Details on speakers are included in the following poster. Watch for more information on their website http://www.swmanitobagenealogy.ca/
Improvements continue to be made to MANI (MAnitoba Names Index). Gordon McBean, VP Information Technology, has written a newsletter to inform MGS members about the changes. Non-members will be interested in the benefits of using MANI and may consider becoming an MGS member in order to gain access to MANI. Read the newsletter here. 2017 MANI newsletter
“The L’viv Archive (Ukraine) Experience: A First-hand Account”by Brian Lenius. Wed., February 15, 7:00 pm. Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Ave.
The Central State Historical Archive in L’viv, Ukraine is one of the most important archives for Galicia (Poland and Ukraine). It is also one of the oldest and largest archives in Europe, having been transformed from the Bernardine Monastery to a state archive by the Austrian Emperor in 1784. It houses over 1 million files stored on 13 kilometres of shelving. For more information check out website http://eegsociety.org/Home.aspx
Canadian battlefields of Europe: D-Day and Vimy Ridge (15 days). May 27 – June 10, 2017. Hosted by Dr. Jody Perrun. Bookings and enquiries – contact Insight Vacations at 1-866-747-8120 or see your Travel Agent.
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On Tuesday, February 21 from 10:00 AM to noon Oriole looks at some questions raised by her self-published book, ”For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead”. For details go to https://crm.mb.ca/programs/71
The conference will be held on April 22-23 in Edmonton, Alberta. See more information on the AGS website.
The Westman Multicultural Festival (formerly called Brandon Winter Festival) will be held in Brandon from January 26 – 29, with seven pavilions participating – English, Honduran, Irish, Mauritius, Philippine, Scottish and Ukrainian. The Southwest Branch of MGS will be hosting a display at the Scottish Pavilion sharing information about the branch and its programs.
For more information click on http://gotothepavilions.com/about/ .
Dauphin Branch will host a booth at the Heritage Days held at Marketplace Mall, Friday, Feb. 17 10-5 and Saturday, Feb. 18 10-4. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Dauphin Pioneers Association and the 125th anniversary of the Dauphin Agricultural Society.
The Annual meeting of the Dauphin Branch of M.G.S. will be held on Thursday, January 19 at the Family History Center at 7:00 pm. There will be committee reports, election of officers and a discussion of activities for this year. Everyone welcome. They are also planning to take their display to the Heritage Day Fair at the Market Place Mall on Friday/Saturday, February17/18, in the hopes of attracting new members.