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  • April 30, 2024

    A Style Of Its Own: Bernier House

    A white stucco house in Winnipeg is a typical sight, drawing no attention from passers by. The sturdy material is a popular choice for the facade of a house due to its durability, weather resistance and low maintenance. In St. Boniface, one of these houses stands out from the crowd – it has a tower!…

  • March 23, 2024

    Hot Off The Press! The Tribune Building

    Around the turn of the 20th century, Winnipeg was a booming young city on the prairies with lots of news to share and an ever growing population to share it with. Dozens of newspapers started up in the city, trying to capitalize on the prosperity and tell their stories, but few would leave a lasting…

  • February 27, 2024

    A Hidden Dragon: The Johnstone Block

    A new moon rose in the night sky above Winnipeg on February 10th, 2024, as the Lunar New Year arrived. In some places it was the start of 15 days of festivities, ending in the Lantern Festival on February 24th. The exact date of the Lunar New Year changes every year as it is determined…

  • January 19, 2024

    The Heart Of Winnipeg: 150 Years At Portage And Main

    For the duration of 2024, Winnipeg is celebrating 150 years as a city! This exciting anniversary is a time to both look back at our history in order to understand our present, and to look forward, making good decisions for our future. We marvel at the progress we have made and the obstacles we have…

  • December 22, 2023

    Delivering The Holidays: Winnipeg’s Post Offices

    December is a special time of year when regardless of our beliefs, we slow down and connect with people we love. Many of us will go through the ritual of sending Christmas cards, recapping the happenings of the year, and include a picture or two to share with friends and family. It is a tradition…

  • November 17, 2023

    Ring! Ring! St. John’s Telephone Exchange Calling

    It’s 1878, Winnipeg is barely five years old. Small and young, it is a city full of ambition and confidence, ready to make its mark. The first railway connecting Winnipeg to the wider world will be completed by the end of the year, and the course is set. The city grew from only 1,869 inhabitants…

  • September 22, 2023

    Hardened By Fire: 104 & 108 Princess Street

    At the corner of Princess Street and Bannatyne Avenue sits two buildings with an intriguing history… or is it one building? From the back, they now appear to be one modern building, but from the front, one half is from the 19th century while the other half is very much from the 21st century. Standing…

  • August 15, 2023

    There Is A Happyland, Far, Far, Away

    It was the kind of place that dreams are made of, where the imaginary is brought to life. Thrilling rides, electrifying performances, the latest in entertainment technology, spectacles from around the world – past and present – that all could be found in Winnipeg’s wondrous Happyland. It was an ambitious amusement park that shone brightly…

  • May 26, 2024

    Thank You!

    Heritage Winnipeg extends a heartfelt thank you to all the amazing guests, dedicated volunteers, gracious hosts, and generous sponsors of Doors Open Winnipeg 2024. Your contributions were pivotal in making this event a success! We were thrilled to witness such a massive turnout, demonstrating your unwavering support for the 21st anniversary of this event. Doors…

  • May 17, 2024

    City Buildings Move Forward for Designation

    On Friday, May 17th, 2024, Heritage Winnipeg’s Executive Director Cindy Tugwell, Board member, Jim Smith, and Intern Lovissa Wiens observed a meeting of the Historical Buildings and Resources Committee (HRBC) at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the nominations of several historical buildings and monuments on whether they should be added…

  • May 16, 2024

    Doors Open Winnipeg 2024 Registration Opens Saturday, May 18th at Noon!

    The Doors Open Winnipeg 2024 events that require registration will open for online registration starting at noon on Saturday, May 18th! Individual event profiles on the Doors Open Winnipeg website will include a registration link. The events that require advance registration to attend include: Discover Oseredok Collections Exchange District Walking Tour From the Fort to…

  • May 12, 2024

    Happy Manitoba Day! Celebrate With a Free Activity Booklet!

    154 years ago today, on May 12, 1870, Manitoba officially became a province. The province was founded on the traditional lands of the Cree, Anishinaabe, Oji-Cree, Dakota/Lakota (Sioux), and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Manitoba is known as the “Keystone” province due to its shape and location in the centre…

  • May 7, 2024

    Celebrating Winnipeg’s 150: Doors Open Winnipeg 2024

    Heritage Winnipeg is proud to present our 21st annual Doors Open Winnipeg, celebrating Winnipeg’s 150th anniversary through its built heritage treasures, cultural institutions and historic streetscapes. Come explore Winnipeg’s past through open buildings, fun events and exclusive tours on May 25th and 26th, 2024. Volunteers will answer questions while guided tours will maximize the immersive…

  • May 3, 2024

    2024 Red River Heritage Fair Winners

    On May 2nd, members of Heritage Winnipeg had the pleasure of attending the 2024 Red River Heritage Fair. The University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre was filled with talented and passionate students sharing their work. These presentations focused on the various aspects of Canadian history and culture and took various forms, including PowerPoint presentations, art pieces,…

  • April 23, 2024

    A Bag Full Of History: Ogilvie Flour Mill Memorabilia

    Heritage Winnipeg would like to thank Mary and Bill Gulka for their thoughtful donation of Ogilvie Flour Mill memorabilia that once belonged to Tom Moore, a Purchasing Manager at the Ogilvie Flour Mill in Winnipeg. These unique pieces are a tangible connection to Winnipeg’s historic involvement in the Canadian grain industry and to a landmark…

  • April 19, 2024

    Congratulations 2024 Preservation Award Winners!

    Heritage Winnipeg’s 38th Annual Preservation Awards were held on April 17th, 2024 to celebrate the individuals and organizations who went above and beyond in the conservation and restoration of Winnipeg’s built heritage. At this year’s ceremony held in the Millennium Centre, nine awards were handed out to exceptional heritage projects and individuals. It was a…

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