Small Talk Tuesdays - Starting September 22 at 1:00 pm CDT
Join the museum curators for another session of Small Talk, happening biweekly on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm CDT. There are options to attend both virtually (Zoom, Facebook Live) or in-person at the museum (max. 3 people). Pre-registration is required for both Zoom and in-person attendance. Visit the Small Talk webpage for more information.
Culture Days - September 25 to October 25
View a virtual tour of the Transcona Museum, take a self-guided tour of Regent Avenue West, watch a selection of Small Talk videos, or enjoy some fun activities courtesy of Craft with Us and Colour our Collections - the choice is yours! All activities and videos are available online through our website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest channels.
Board of Director Applications - Due October 16 at 4:30 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Transcona Museum Board of Directors. Applications must be received by the City Clerk's Department by 4:30 pm on 16 October 2020. To apply, visit the City of Winnipeg - 2021 Citizen Appointments to Boards & Commissions webpage. This opportunity is open to those interested in preserving and promoting Transcona's community heritage for the benefit of all.
Beer Boutique Bottle Drive Fundraiser!
ALL ABOARD TRANSCONA! We are excited to announce our partnership with the Beer Boutique and their commitment to assist with the CN 2747 Preservation Project. From June to September 15th, donate your beer can/bottle returns to the Beer Boutique (910 Regent Avenue West) and they will turn your kind donation over to the CN 2747. Cooler can/bottles or liquor bottles will not be accepted. Please divide returns into bags of 144 or into flats. You will also be entered into a draw to win a free stay at the new Best Western Premier Hotel, as well as a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Beer Boutique!
The railway is at the heart of Transcona.
Transcona's Railway Journey tells the story of Transcona as a railway community and highlights the impact of the Canadian National Railway, starting with the building of the Shops Complex. This exhibition also marks the Canadian National Railway's 100th anniversary in 2019.
The Transcona Museum dedicates this display to the generations of Transconians who have been proud railroaders and CN employees past, present and future.
Proudly supported by CN.
Transcona Museum Fund
The Transcona Museum has partnered with The Winnipeg Foundation to establish a permanently endowed fund to support our mission: "to preserve and promote the community spirit of Transcona through the sharing of stories for the benefit of all."
Until 31 March 2021, the Province of Manitoba will stretch gifts to this fund. Every $2 given during this period has the potential to be stretched by an additional $1, meaning a gift of $2 becomes $3.
To help us grow our endowment fund and continue to preserve and promote our community's history, please consider making a donation today.
Locomotive CN 2747
CN 2747 is the Transcona Museum's largest artifact. It was the first steam locomotive built in Western Canada, as well as the first constructed at the CN Transcona Shops in April 1926.
Following its retirement in 1960, CN 2747 was placed on permanent outdoor display in Kiwanis Park (now, Rotary Heritage Park).
The Transcona Museum acquired ownership of CN 2747 in late 2015. The museum remains dedicated to the ongoing preservation of this historic steam locomotive.
Transcona Museum Mission
"To preserve and promote the community spirit of Transcona, through sharing our history and stories for the benefit of all."
Our vision: "The heart of Transcona’s vibrant history and culture."