Saturday, May 12, 2012

MGS Celebrates Manitoba Day

Today, the Manitoba Genealogical Society is holding an Open House to celebrate Manitoba Day!

They want to make their fellow residents aware of the birth of their province of Manitoba 142 years ago, on May 12th.

The open house will be at 1045 St. James Street, Winnipeg, and it will feature a resource centre tour, and advice in tracking down family histories. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free admission.

In addition to the hourly tours of MGS Resources, there will be demonstrations of online sources of information, and special emphasis will be spent on how to break down “brick walls”.

Other places that will celebrate Manitoba Day are -

The Manitoba Museum Free admission to the galleries and planetarium, plus a foray into the world of famous Manitobans.

Western Canada Aviation Museum “Fit For Flight” guided tour showcases made-in-Manitoba aviation innovations – including the Bush Plane.

Transcona Historical Museum Hands-on archeology workshop for families, held between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli Free admission and a talk by Johanne Kristjanson on the evolution of Manitoba.

Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Austin Free admission and loads of family-friendly activities, including a picnic, horseshoe tournament, and more.