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“Great little museum”

Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum
Ranked #36 of 206 things to do in Winnipeg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Grey Nuns' convent, Winnipeg's oldest building, houses Le Musee de Saint-Boniface Museum. Built for the Grey Nuns who arrived in the Red River Colony in 1844, the structure is an outstanding example of Red River frame construction. The Museum presents an impressive collection of artifacts that reveal the lives and culture of the Francophone and Metis communities of Manitoba, including a special exhibit about Louis Riel, the "father" of Manitoba. ~ Le couvent des Soeurs Grises, le plus vieil edifice de Winnipeg, heberge le Musee de Saint-Boniface. Construit pour accueillir les Soeurs Grises qui arriverent dans la colonie de la Riviere-Rouge en 1844, il s'agit d'un merveilleux exemple de construction a ossature-bois dite « de la Riviere-Rouge ». Le Musee expose sa collection impressionnante d'objets representatifs de la vie et de la culture des communautes francophone et metisse du Manitoba. Mentionnons, a titre d'exemple, son exposition speciale sur Louis Riel, le « pere » du Manitoba.
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We happened to go when a historical society from the area was there. They had various stations set up where school children (there were a lot of school groups) could learn different things about the areas history in an interactive way. They could dress up, learn how to build things, speak with the area's 'priest (maybe Bishop)' who would tell the tale of Louis Riel. It was a great event. The museum has a lot of nice artfacts and the staff was absolutely wonderful. We spent a good portion of our time speaking with the museum's curator. Worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Great way to spend an afternoon in the french section of Winnipeg.

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Reviewed 8 March 2012

You will learn more than you think. Winnipeg has the largest Frankafhone comunity outside Quebec.

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