• January 20, 2021

    The Best Game You Can Name at the Winnipeg Amphitheatre

    Winter is an inescapable fact of life in Winnipeg, and for centuries those who live here have learned to make the best of it.

  • January 13, 2021

    Healthy Heritage: The Wilson House

    At the corner of Broadway and Colony Street sits a piece of the past, set back from the street and shielded by large trees, it clearly stands apart from its neighbours, drawing in those who notice its curious presence. Half home and half castle, Wilson House was originally built in 1904 for a wealthy family…

  • January 7, 2021

    Proudly Manitoban: Government House

    Government House is Manitoba’s house. The location has changed over the past 150 years but the sentiment has remained the same, it is a place where Manitobans are celebrated. It has rose from humble beginnings to become a historic mansion, standing the test of time as an enduring symbol of our province. All walks of…

  • December 23, 2020

    Heritage and the Holidays in Winnipeg

    ‘Twas the week of Christmas, when all through the city, Winnipeg was looking all festive and pretty. Lights were hung along the streets with care, knowing that St. Nicholas soon would be there. Winnipeggers were jolly, generous and kind, while visions of holidays past filled their minds. Memories of Eaton’s, lighting the tree at City…

  • December 18, 2020

    Heritage Winnipeg: Farewell 2020!

    According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the Year of the Metal Rat. A symbol of fertility and abundance, rats are also the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac, the start of a new cycle. As 2020 arrived inconspicuously on a cold winter’s night, excited party goers in Winnipeg had no idea what was starting…

  • December 11, 2020

    The Ancestor of Amazon: The T. Eaton Company Mail Order & Catalogue Building

    Long before the invention of the internet, where you can simply point and click to purchase whatever your heart desires, there were mail order catalogues. Glossy coloured pages filled with countless wonderful things, all ready to be purchased from the comfort of your couch, Eaton’s catalogue was often referred to as the “Bible” in Western…

  • December 3, 2020

    John Hirsch Place: Winnipeg’s Wonderful Woonerf

    Hidden behind the old warehouses in Winnipeg’s Exchange District is a living street, a back lane reborn as a green and graceful park. There is space for everyone and everything, from people and cars to plants and performances, all harmoniously sharing the roadway. What was once a part of an crucial transportation network that allowed…

  • November 26, 2020

    Fit for a Fairy Tale: Lauzon House

    Once upon a time in a land known as Kildonan, a man named Lauzon built a splendid home for his family to live happily ever after in. The picture perfect fairy tale house still stands in Winnipeg today, surrounded by gracious trees on a spacious corner lot, tucked away inconspicuously at the end of a…

  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2021

    Sat., May. 29, - Sun., May. 30, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    in 125 days

    Celebrating the Stories Our Buildings Tell!


    Held annually on the last weekend of May, Doors Open Winnipeg is a FREE city-wide celebration of Winnipeg’s distinct spaces, outstanding architecture and vibrant history. Each year, visitors are encouraged to explore Winnipeg’s past at over 100 unique events and tours located throughout the city. Since 2004, over 300,000 visitors and countless volunteers have made Doors Open Winnipeg one of the city’s essential spring events.

    Doors Open Winnipeg 2021 will be going forward, as long as it is safe to do so!

  • APT & National Trust Joint Conference 2020

    Sat., Oct. 3, 2020, - Wed., Oct. 7, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    113 days ago

    The annual National Trust conference is Canada’s largest heritage learning and networking event. Held in a different part of Canada every year, this national conference brings together a wide-range of people keeping Canada’s heritage alive: from grassroots advocates, professionals and planners, to elected officials, policy makers, and students.

    Hindsight 2020: Conservation, Disruption, and the Future of Heritage

    HINDSIGHT 2020 will explore heritage conservation’s disruptive role in a 21st century defined by resource scarcity, climate change and sustainability. In an era seeking heroic solutions, historic preservation provides transformative ideas, highlighting the importance of adaptation, minimal intervention, reversibility and maintainability. While Edmonton is the research, refining, and manufacturing heart of the Canadian oil industry, it is also a hotbed of environmental innovation and activism. HINDSIGHT 2020 will be hosted by a vibrant historic city at the very forefront of the climate crisis, one wrestling with its petroleum legacy and the imperative to transition to a low-carbon future.

    Rather than postpone or cancel the upcoming joint conference, we are pleased to announce that we have begun planning virtual conference sessions, in parallel with some in-person events that would be held in Edmonton, if meetings become possible again by that time.

  • Manitoba Heritage Summit 2020

    Thu., Oct. 1, 2020, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    115 days ago

    You’re invited to attend
    The Manitoba Heritage Summit 2020


    Join us this October 1, 2020 for an unprecedented online day event organized and presented by a group of eight Manitoba Provincial Heritage Associations (PHA’s), to discuss the state of heritage in Manitoba. This online event will be the first time that such an all-encompassing meeting has ever been held in Manitoba.

    The Manitoba Heritage Summit Group consists of:
    Manitoba Historical Society
    Association of Manitoba Museums
    Association for Manitoba Archives
    La Société historique de Saint-Boniface
    Manitoba Archaeological Society
    Heritage Winnipeg
    Manitoba Genealogical Society
    Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada

    The Manitoba Heritage Summit will achieve the following four objectives:

    • Identify common themes among PHAs relating to heritage and history in Manitoba
    • Identify present and future opportunities and challenges that will be beneficial for the delivery of heritage-related programs and the management of heritage resources around Manitoba,
    • Foster improved collaboration and communication between PHAs and smaller heritage facilities around the province, and
    • Prepare a White Paper on the state of heritage in Manitoba and its development over the next 10 to 20 years, toward a long-term vision for Manitoba’s 200th anniversary in 2070.

    More details on the Manitoba Heritage Summit 2020

    Panel Discussion to include:

    • Decolonizing heritage in Manitoba
    • Economics, financial sustainability, and partnerships
    • Challenges and opportunities for heritage in rural Manitoba
    • Youth, technology, and green sustainability

    Program available here

    There is NO COST to attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit.

    Sponsors of the Manitoba Heritage Summit:
    Province of Manitoba | The Winnipeg Foundation

  • Heritage Winnipeg’s 2020 Annual General Meeting

    Wed., Sep. 30, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    116 days ago

    Heritage Winnipeg
    cordially invites you to attend our


    Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    historical presentation by


    please RSVP
    204-942-2663 or cindy@heritagewinnipeg.com

  • Doors Open Winnipeg 2020

    Sat., Sep. 12, 2020, - Sun., Sep. 13, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    134 days ago

    Thank you to the community for coming out and celebrating the stories our buildings tell during Doors Open Winnipeg 2020 – it was a huge success!

    We could not have done it without all of our wonderful hosts, volunteers, and sponsors. Their dedication and hard work made this event possible. Thank you so much for continuing to support Winnipeg’s built heritage throughout this challenging year!

  • 2020 Red River Heritage Fair

    Wed., May. 6, 2020, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    263 days ago

    Duckworth Centre

    400 Spence Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

    The 2020 Red River Heritage Fair is CANCELLED!

    The Heritage Fair program encourages students to explore the history of our country in a dynamic and hands-on environment. Students use the medium of their choice to recount the stories of the people, events, familial events and key moments from Canadian history and present their research in a public exposition at their school.

    The best projects from schools are invited to showcase their work at the Red River Heritage Fair. The students present their research, respond to questions from judges, and discuss and share their project with fellow students, parents, teachers, and community members.

    But it is much more exciting than that; students participate in interactive workshops, join in a scavenger hunt, meet others students and share their history projects thus creating a fast-paced history learning day.

    Workshops are designed for students and provided by local museums, historical societies or organizations promoting Canadian history and heritage.

  • National Trust for Canada 2019 Conference

    Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, - Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

    465 days ago

    Join Heritage Winnipeg at the National Trust Conference 2019 Heritage Delivers: Impact, Authenticity, and Catalytic Change. The National Trust is thrilled Winnipeg will be hosting to this gathering of 450+ heritage volunteers, policymakers, and professionals from across Canada. Heritage Delivers explores the catalytic power of historic places[...]
  • 1919 Strike: ILLUMINATED

    Fri., Sep. 27, 2019, - Fri., Oct. 25, 2019, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    485 days ago


    436 Main St., Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Outdoor Projection Screenings

    Thursday through Sunday at dusk
    September 27 to October 27
    436 Main St.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Using state of the art projection technology, the installation will be a unique, immersive presentation of Winnipeg’s early twentieth century architecture and social uprising.

    Projection will take place in the empty lot along the south wall of 436 Main Street

    Outdoor Projection Screenings will take place Thursday through Sunday at dusk from September 27th to October 27th at 436 Main Street.

    To learn more, visit http://1919strike.com/

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