WINNIPEG — Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum is offering visitors free admission for 2020 as part of Manitoba 150 celebrations.
The museum is able to waive admission after a donation to Manitoba 150 from the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba.
“We recognize that many Winnipeggers and Manitobans are not aware that this community museum exists and are so happy that most first-time visitors value its discovery, are taken by its charm, and deeply enjoy their experience,” said Vania Gagnon, director, Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum.
“We hope that this gift will allow for more people to visit — whether for the first time or repeatedly — throughout this anniversary year.”
The museum features exhibits that highlight First Nations peoples, the era of French exploration and ensuing fur trade, the birth of the Métis Nation, as well as the events that led to the Manitoba Act of 1870. It also houses the largest collection of Louis Riel’s belongings.
MSBM is open Monday to Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. and closed on Sundays.