SCHOOL PROGRAMS

"Bugs and Bloomers" - Nursery/Kindergarten, Grade 1

What is a museum? What can we learn from visiting one? This program offers students the opportunity to get up close to some of the “greatest hits” of the Transcona Museum’s collection: our historical collection dating back to Transcona’s early settlers; and a selection from our thousands of butterflies, moths and insects donated by former Central School Principal, Mr. Quelch. Students will also make their own butterflies to bring back to school to remember their trip to the museum. From washboards to creepy crawlies, TM has you covered!

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"Our Community: Then and Now" - Nursery/Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

What does it mean to be part of the community of Transcona? Students have the opportunity to explore the history of their community as they get up close with artifacts that tell the story of Transcona, from early settlers to the present day.  A walking tour of the community is also available, please allow 30-45 additional minutes.

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"Up In The Air" - Grade 1, Grade 2

The Transcona Museum is home to thousands of butterflies, moths and insects collected by former Central School Principal, Mr. Quelch. TM also has a wide variety of birds and eggs to explore up close! Come check out the creepy crawlies and birds of a feather at TM and learn about their needs, their life cycles, the differences between species, and the wonder of flight.

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"Digging History" - Grade 5 

The Transcona Museum is home to the Cecil Patterson Archaeology Collection, featuring 3,500 Manitoba First Nations artifacts dating back 10,000 years. Learn about Canada's First Peoples as you hear a Cree legend, handle authentic artifacts, and become an archaeologist in your very own dig. 

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"Serving King and Country" - Grade 6, Grade 11

Explore the experiences of a small, tightly-knit railway town that was forever changed by the events of WWI and WWII. Handle authentic artifacts that help tell the story of the men and women of Transcona who served during WWI and WWII. Also, learn about the Winnipeg General Strike and the Great Depression and how these events all worked together to make 1918-1945 an important time for the emerging nation of Canada. 

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The Transcona Museum gratefully acknowledges the City of Winnipeg for their ongoing support of museum operations and facility maintenance.

We would like to acknowledge that we reside on Treaty One territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, as well as the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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