Events

FIELD TRIPS

The MHS operates guided historic bus tours to various sites in the region.

MULTICULTURAL DINNERS

This annual events highlights the ethnic diversity of Manitoba. Each dinner features a particular group, including its indigenous foods and beverages, and accompanied by a presentation on its activities in Manitoba.

FUNDRAISING DINNERS

This event is held annually as the primary fundraising for the Manitoba Historical Society. Dinners feature guest speakers on a variety of topics.

MHS Bison Safari

MHS Bison Safari

DATE:
Thursday, 6 June 2024, 10:00 AM

*Update: The 10 am tour is fully booked. Please join our waiting list for a possible 11 am Tour! https://forms.gle/YgGPq1dT2cqSBFk67

LOCATION:
FortWhyte Alive
1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cost: $24 per person (includes GST and general admission)

Optional, stay and visit for coffee or lunch to order a la carte following our tour.

Venture inside Fort White Alive’s bison prairie for an up-close encounter you’ve got to see to believe. See North America’s largest land mammal from just metres away, interacting in their natural habitat. Go on an adventure into our prairie past and leave knowing more about how bison have shaped Canada and Manitoba’s history! 

Tour length is one hour.

Guests are encouraged to bring a camera (and to take a bison selfie).

Bison Safaris are weather- and ground condition-dependent.

Accessibility: This program takes place in a bus that cannot accommodate wheelchairs. Passengers must be able to board independently. Please contact accessibility@fortwhyte.org for more information.

Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede

DATE:
Friday, 26 July 2024, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

LOCATION:
Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Austin, Manitoba

Canada’s largest farm heritage festival!

Cost: $115 for MHS member, $125 for non-members

What’s included in the price? Bus transportation to the event; Morning coffee break and snack; Admission to the Fair; Hot dinner; Transportation back to Winnipeg. (*Lunch is on your own at the fair)

Join us for a day trip to the Thresherman’s Reunion at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum. The museum is rated as one of Manitoba’s key attractions with an impressive array of working farm equipment including vintage tractors, both steam and gasoline, threshing outfits, etc.

During our trip we will see these vintage machines in action, as well as in static display, along with extensive collections of farm equipment, and the Homesteaders’ Village of over 20 heritage buildings. A highlight is the afternoon parade of horse-drawn equipment and century-old state engines and tractors from over six decades.

Itinerary:

  • 8:00 AM pickup at Walmart parking lot, 1000 Taylor Avenue (8 AM SHARP, the bus cannot delay departure)
  • Refreshment stop at Portage la Prairie
  • 11:00 AM Manitoba Agricultural Museum arrival
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Free time to explore museum exhibits, Homesteaders’ Village, and enjoy a lunch from food booths, dining hall, or food trucks on site.
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM Grab a seat in the grandstand for the Vintage Equipment Parade that begins at 1:30 pm. *arrive at the grandstand early, and enjoy music in the grandstand from noon until the parade.
  • Late afternoon group convenes at designated location by tour director to head back to Winnipeg
  • Dinner stop at Portage la Prairie, Herman Prior Centre
  • 8:00 PM arrival at 1000 Taylor Avenue

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