May is International Museum Day

The ICOM theme for this year is ‘Museum and Memory.’

Doors Open Winnipeg
Doors Open Winnipeg is a free public event,
organized by Heritage Winnipeg during the month of May. This year is the 8th annual happening, and takes place on the weekend of May 28 and 29, 2011.

Many family oriented events are planned inside the city limits, including:

  • A High Tech History Mystery involving GPS at the Forks
    (Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Call 983-6757 for more information)
  • A Preview Tour of Newspaper Row, hosted by Exchange District BIZ
    (Saturday only, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm beginning at the corner of Albert & McDermot. Call 942-6716 for more information)
  • Mike’s Bloody Saturday Walking Tour, a fan favorite beginning at City Hall, hosted by Danny Schur, offering fascinating details of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. (Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Pre-registration is mandatory. Call 227-1167)

“Museums hold memories and tell stories. They have numerous objects in their collections that are basic to the memory of the communities we live in.” …”International Museum Day 2011 will be an opportunity to discover and rediscover your individual and collective memory.”

Visit Heritage Winnipeg for the Calendar of Events, plus an Interactive Map of all the city’s historic sites, and a Virtual Tour of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District — then you can start planning your own tour in your own time!

Be sure to Subscribe to the Archival Journal for instant weekly updates. There will be a new article every week in May, featuring a different Canadian museum — each one with a website worth viewing!