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July 9, 2021

Finding the Past in Our Present: A Bird’s-Eye View of Winnipeg in 1884

Ross House Museum is exploring the history of Winnipeg’s built heritage from 137 years ago with its exciting new project, Finding the Past in Our Present: A Bird’s-Eye View of Winnipeg in 1884. The digital project was inspired by the iconic 1884 birds-eye view map of Winnipeg produced by W. G. Fonseca, which hangs in the Display Room gallery at the Ross House Museum. Researchers delved into the story of 18 of the buildings featured in the boarder of the map, plotting their location on a modern Google map, amassing images and sharing their history. While some building have been lost to the mists of time, other still stand tall, connecting us to our past and serving our community. You can appreciate Winnipeg’s transformation since 1884 by visiting the project’s website or by adventuring out to see the sites in person. You might be surprised by how much the city has changed while other parts remain unfazed by the last 137 years!

 

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Finding the Past in Our Present: A Bird’s-Eye View of Winnipeg in 1884

Ross House Museum is exploring the history of Winnipeg’s built heritage from 137 years ago with its exciting new project, Finding the Past in Our Present: A Bird’s-Eye View of Winnipeg in 1884. The digital project was inspired by the iconic 1884 birds-eye view map of Winnipeg produced by W. G. Fonseca, which hangs in…

June 22, 2021

2021-2022 Internship Program

Heritage Winnipeg is currently accepting applications for an internship position, funded through Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage. We are looking for talented and enthusiastic university graduate who is passionate about advocating for and celebrating Winnipeg’s built heritage to join our team. Depending on the COVID-19 situation, the position may require the intern…

June 1, 2021

Help Heritage Winnipeg Win $20,000!

Join Heritage Winnipeg in the Great Canadian Giving Challenge this month! Every dollar donated to Heritage Winnipeg through canadahelps.org in June 2021 is a chance for us to win $20,000 and helps us continue advocating for and celebrating Winnipeg’s built heritage. Imagine the difference $20,000 could make! Will you rise to the challenge? DONATE TOADY! Be…

May 25, 2021

Opportunity for Input: The Future of the City of Winnipeg Archives

The stories of Winnipeg and its citizens are told in the records and artifacts managed by the City of Winnipeg’s Archives – all residents should be inspired to explore our history! The City’s archival collection is unique and irreplaceable and includes minutes, by-laws, maps, photographs, drawings, and artifacts. To ensure long-term preservation and access to…

May 17, 2021

BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Heritage Winnipeg is launching a giveaway to celebrate George Mitchell’s book, Treasures of Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange. The book is filled with vibrant pictures capturing the beauty, history, and growing community of the Exchange District. It is contextualized with fun facts, histories, and archival photos of the buildings. You can purchase the book for 25% off…

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May 4, 2021

Celebrate Manitoba Day with a FREE Activity Booklet!

On May 12, 1870, Manitoba officially became a province when the Manitoba Act was created, passed by the Parliament of Canada and received Royal Assent on this day. We created a free activity booklet for children to celebrate 151 years of our wonderful diverse and vibrant province. In it, you will find mazes, colouring pages,…

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