Heritage Winnipeg celebrates the heritage in Winnipeg, not only for its building heritage but its amazing array of organizations with something for everyone. It’s a chance for the public to get out & explore these places for free to get a better understanding of all the exciting culture & heritage we are so fortunate to have in Winnipeg. It also showcases the strength & dedication of the many volunteers who give of their time & knowledge to highlight what we do and the opportunities to join or support them. Please read all about it here: https://doorsopenwinnipeg.ca/
At MGS you have the option of having a tour of our library & digital resources on the hour (you do not have to register so it will be first come/first served for a group of about 6 at a time) or you can browse on your own or if you’ve already gotten started you may be excited to just dig into your genealogical research. New this year – you can ask for a demo of a photo fix program we have available for improving those blurry, faded family photos or documents.
We are also delighted that the Manitoba Branch of the United Empire Loyalist’s Association are now located in our MGS Resource Centre. Both their & our volunteers will be eager to assist you with any types of genealogical research or interest in Manitoba History. We house one of the largest collections of Manitoba resources for genealogy along with a growing Manitoba Name Index database of over 1.5 million entries.
If you have younger family please feel free to bring them along, as long as they can sit still to enjoy some reading or art activities while you are here.
Parking is free, there are several restaurants adjacent to us, we are wheelchair accessible. Please bring a mask with you, as we do request you wear one while in close contact with our volunteers. Looking forward to helping you on your family history journey of telling your own stories!
The MGS Library and Resource Centre is located north of the Polo Park Shopping Centre located between Ellice Avenue and Sargent Avenue. It is tucked in the corner of the L-shaped strip mall across the parking lot from The Brick store. There is lots of free parking.