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Manitoba Museum Celebrates 41 Years of the Nonsuch

October 30, 2014 9:25 AM | Entertainment

The Manitoba MuseumNovember is all about the famed Nonsuch ship at the Manitoba Museum as it celebrates its 41st anniversary since arriving to the dry dock.

The museum is planning an entire month of celebrations surrounding the exhibit, as the Nonsuch Gallery provides special programming every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

“Love Thy Nonsuch is a great way for Winnipeggers to reconnect with one of the Manitoba Museum’s star attractions, the replica Nonsuch ketch,” said Amelia Fay, curator of the Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection.

“Love Thy Nonsuch month helps to contribute to her care so she can live on for generations to come. She’s been in dry dock for 41 years, she’s now an artefact rather than a ship, and that poses a challenge for us as we try to ensure she remains shipshape through careful maintenance and conservation that can be quite costly.”

Activities will include live music, costumed interpretation, public presentations, tours of the Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery, and a dress-like-a-voyageur photo booth.

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