Neepawa and Area
If you have a special occasion or would like to book a private tour please use the following list of contacts:
Helen home 1-204-476-2723 or cell 1-204-212-2723
Hello! My name is Colin Hildebrand, and I am the student curator at Beautiful Plains Museum for the summer. I am about to enter my second year at the University of Winnipeg, where I am studying Theatre Performance and Production. I love learning about history and am so excited to be working at the Museum this season! Some of my other hobbies include reading, writing, and playing board games with my friends.
Beautiful Plains will be officially opening on May 23rd. It is located at 91 Hamilton St., in a former railway station built in 1902 for the Canadian Northern Railway. Keeping with tradition from last season, the museum will be open from 9am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday throughout the summer. During July and August we will be open Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
Everyone has been working very hard to get the museum ready for the upcoming season! Beautiful Plains has many artifacts and stories that serve to remind visitors of Neepawa’s rich history. Our Ukrainian-Polish exhibit pays homage to the Ukrainian and Polish settlers that came to the Neepawa area in the late 19th century. Some of the upstairs exhibits are the Wedding Room, Clothing Room, and Children’s Room, as well as the Military Room, which includes artefacts and uniforms from the First and Second World Wars, as well as Louis Riel’s Northwest Rebellion. Downstairs, we showcase an impressive collection of farming implements and photographs. We also have a Sports and Music Room and a Masonic Room, dedicated to the many unique communities and organisations that make up Neepawa’s history. This summer, we hope to transform the main display case on the ground floor into a Royal exhibit, showcasing our many years of history associated with the British monarchy.
Neepawa is such a beautiful town, and it has so much to explore through its many decades of history. The exhibits at Beautiful Plains Museum are a great way to learn more about the engaging history of this region, and I encourage you to visit this summer! We welcome visitors of any age - the museum is very educational, and even young children will find fun activities to do along the tour.
For large group tours, please contact the museum in advance at 204-476-3896. For appointments outside of regular hours, please phone 204-212-2723.
Admission to the museum is by donation. I look forward to seeing you soon at the Beautiful Plains Museum!
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