Human Rights Museum to Open September 20, 2014

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (HANDOUT)

After numerous delays, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights finally has an official opening date — September 20, 2014.

“A national project of this scope and scale comes along just once in a generation,” CMHR president and CEO Stuart Murray said. “When the doors of this building open next September, it will be a historic moment for Canada and a proud day for Manitoba, as we welcome visitors from across the country and around the world.”

Murray made the announcement Monday during a briefing with industry partners.

The museum expects to attract 250,000 people annually to its site at The Forks. The related economic spinoff is estimated to be $159 million.

A media event to show updates on the museum’s construction and design is planned for November 18.