TRANSCONA MUSEUM FUND
Our Transcona Museum Fund seeks to grow endowment funds, thereby providing long-term sustainable revenue for our organization. Supported by The Winnipeg Foundation through the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program.
About the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program
Transcona Historical Museum Inc. (Transcona Museum) has partnered with The Winnipeg Foundation to establish a permanently endowed Manitoba Heritage Trust 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, to a maximum of $170,000. This means a gift of $2 becomes $3.
Transcona Historical Museum Inc. is a non-profit organization that operates the Transcona Museum at 141 Regent Avenue West in downtown Transcona (Winnipeg, Manitoba). The primary function of the Transcona Museum is to document the growth and development of the community of Transcona and surrounding Springfield district through the collection, preservation, and interpretation of artifacts and archival materials. During the 50+ years of its existence, the Transcona Museum has accumulated over 53,000 objects of historical and natural significance including CN 2747, the first steam locomotive built in Western Canada at the Transcona Shops.
The Winnipeg Foundation will generate the tax receipts for all gifts directed to this fund under the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program. Gifts to this fund are invested in perpetuity and the annual income generated is distributed to Transcona Historical Museum Inc. (Transcona Museum) to be used at their discretion.
To help us grow our endowment fund and continue to preserve and promote our community's history, please consider making a donation today.