FAMILY FUN DAYS
Wednesdays and Fridays
July and August
12:30pm – 3:30pm
*FREE FOR CHILDREN ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT! Regular admission for adults and seniors.
This summer, join the interpreters of the museum to learn old and exciting things about Manitoba’s history through interactive activities the whole family can enjoy!
For more info: E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 204-237-4500
Details for the Family Fun Days activities
July 5th /August 2nd – Glass beads? Yes please!
Have you ever wondered how the Metis people created such beautiful beadwork? Join this activity to learn tips and tricks on how beading is done, and where it originated. You’ll get the opportunity to bead your own small bag and take it home! We also offer octopus bags suitable for young children (-5) to decorate.
July 7th /August 4th – So much wool: What a handful!
They used to make all the cloth by hand?! Come join the fun and explore the magic of weaving and cloth making in the 1800s. Learn to use a drop spindle and carders. Create your own woolen doll and weave your own mini sash, both of which will go home with you at the end of the day!
July 12th /August 9th – Crafts from the past
The Grey Nuns have played a big role in the Saint-Boniface community since their arrival. But what else did they do besides pray and work in a hospital? Join this activity and learn all about candle making, calligraphy and embroidery – some of the nuns’ other amazing skills!
July 14th /August 11th – Leather makes life better
Leather was a hot commodity in the Red River Settlement for a long time. Explore the different uses of leather through the creation of stamped leather bracelets and your very own ring and pin!
July 19th /August 16th – HELP WANTED: Carpenters and voyageurs
Put your strength to the test by participating in voyageur games like tug of war, jambette and arm wrestling. Learn all about the construction of the museum by putting together an oak log structure like the museum itself and trying out old tools. You will also have the opportunity to participate in old games like horse shoes, marbles and croquet.
July 21st /August 18th – Histories
Listen to the oral history shared by our interpreters and learn all about the French Canadians in Manitoba through stories that have been told for generations. Participate in an interactive game where you’ll have the chance to hear other local tales about remedies and traditions.
July 26th /August 23rd – Food and Fiddle
Join us today to make your own bannock on a fire and churn your own butter! Participate in a fishing game and win surprises while learning about the history of local food – all to the sound of live fiddle music!
July 28th /August 25th – Hunt for History, Fish for Fun
Come participate in an artifact treasure hunt inside the museum, and afterwards, fish for a prize! If you’ve ever wanted to dress up like a voyageur, now is your chance! Come take historical selfies in front of the oldest building in Winnipeg!