SMALL TALK TUESDAYS

A drop-in program for interested individuals, community members, and heritage organizations.  Enjoy a casual and lively discussion with the museum curators in the galleries with a different topic every time.  Feel free to bring your knitting, crocheting, or other crafting projects to work on while we have the talk.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission by Donation. Group bookings available upon request.

Previous Small Talks

QUELCH LEPIDOPTERA COLLECTION

  • Learn about a collection that contains over 8,000 international butterfly and moth specimens.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HEIRLOOMS

  • We will offer practical tips and tricks you can use to care for your priceless heirlooms.

DONATING ARTIFACTS TO THE MUSEUM: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

  • Answering what happens to an item once it's given to a museum.

HISTORY OF MUSEUMS

  • From Cabinets of Curiosity to modern museums, it's 2600 years of history in 2 hours. 

GENEALOGY 101

  • We will be offering basic information to help you start researching your family's history.

THE J.R. ARMER COLLECTION

  • Delving into our largest slide collection and accompanying documents from J.R. Armer.

MISSING FROM COLLECTIONS

  • The curators will discuss what "gaps" exist in the collections at the Transcona Museum.

TRANSCONA SHOPS

  • Using a 1910 drawing, we will explore how the Shops have changed over the past 100 years.

 

SOUTH TRANSCONA

  • Learn more about the community of South Transcona and it impacts on the development of Transcona.

 

FOUND IN COLLECTIONS

  • Learn what we do with “Found in Collections” items.

 

ADVENTURES IN HERITAGE COOKING

  • Straight from the “Taste of Transcona” blog series, learn all the trials and tribulations of making heritage recipes from the 1964 Cook Book Edition of the Transcona News.

 

MUSEUMS AND RECONCILIATION

  • As a partner in the City of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord, learn what the Transcona Museum is doing in terms of Truth and Reconciliation.

 

DUGALD TRAIN DISASTER

  • 71 years on, it remains one of the worst railway disasters in Canadian history.

 

50 YEARS OF THE TRANSCONA MUSEUM

  • It's our 50th Anniversary! Learn what we've been up to since 1967.

 

EARLY SCHOOLS OF TRANSCONA

  • Learn about the schools that existed in Transcona before Central School.

 

TRANSCONA'S WAR EFFORTS

  • Hear about Transcona's war efforts on the homefront and overseas during WWI and WWII.

 

COMMUNITIES THAT TIME FORGOT

  • Do you know about the settler communities of Montavista and Suthwyn?

 

EVERY ARTIFACT HAS A STORY

  • All museum artifacts have a story to tell.

 

BEHIND THE SCENES STORIES

  • Learn what goes on behind the scenes at the Transcona Museum.

 

HISTORY OF REGENT AVENUE, CA. 1910s-1930s

  • Travel back in time and see Regent Avenue in a different light.

 

TOP TEN FACEBOOK POSTS

  • The what and the why behind our most popular Facebook posts, 2016 - present.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR ARTIFACTS

  • We will discuss how to care for objects at the museum, as well as in your own personal collections.

 

INSULATORS

  • It’s all about telephone and telegraph insulators! We will discuss how to identify insulators and how to avoid fakes.

 

CN 2747

  • Learn about the history of CN 2747 and the museum’s future plans for this engine.

 

 

 

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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