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, the museum has you covered! View program info to see specific curriculum connections and program outline.
Our Community: Then & Now - Nursery/Kindergarten, Grade 1
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. View program info to see specific curriculum connections and program outline.
Up in the Air - Nursery/Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
The Transcona Museum is home to thousands of butterflies, moths, and insects collected by former Central School Principal, Mr. Quelch. The museum 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 the museum and learn about their needs, their life cycles, the differences between species, and the wonder of flight. View program info to see specific curriculum connections and program outline.
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. View program info to see specific curriculum connections and program outline.
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 from Transcona who served during the wars. 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. View program info to see specific curriculum connections and program outline.