Programming & Events

Upcoming Events & Programs

May 26: Pioneer Cinnamon Buns for Bike Week

May 27: Allis Chalmers Open House

June 1: Veteran’s Memorial Wall Reopening & Miijim: Traditional Foods of the Anishinaabeg Exhibit Opens

July-August: Tea Party Tours!

July-August: Prairie Sundays

Summer/Fall Exhibits



In honour of Bike Week, if your arrive to the Museum between 11:00am – 2:00pm by bike, you will receive free admission! Cinnamon buns from our Pioneer Clay Oven will be hot and ready, and are purchasable with just a small donation.

May 26th (11:00am-2:00pm)


Did you know that the Fort la Reine Museum houses the world’s largest indoor collection of Allis Chalmers equipment and memorabilia? Better yet, all of the tractors still run, thanks to our maintenance volunteers who annually inspect and repair the equipment. On May 27th, enjoy museum admission by donation, light refreshments, and ask the AC maintenance experts about agriculture and engineering!

May 27th (10:00am-5:00pm)


Join us for two special exhibit openings on the same day! Ceremonies will include presentations and representations by local indigenous elders, veterans, members of the Canadian Royal Legion Branch #65, Cadets, RCMP, and local political reps! Admission from 10:00am-12:00pm will be by donation.

June 1 (10:00-12:00pm)


Tea Party Tours are back! When you book your private tea party experience in one of our beautiful heritage homes, you will also receive a free guided tour by one of our charismatic costumed staff members, tea/coffee/iced tea/hot coco (choose 1-2 for the table), and one dessert per person!

June-August (Times vary – booking in advance is required)

Group Sizes: 4-15 people (some exceptions for outdoor parties may apply)

Price: Museum admission, plus $4.00 food fee per person


Every Sunday in July and August we will be offering a different hands-on heritage activity that is family-friendly and educational! Activities to watch out for: bannock cooking, story telling/folklore, butter churning, soap making, Victorian etiquette lessons, heritage crafts, croquet, pioneer cinnamons in the clay oven, candle making, and so much more! Activities are included with regular museum admission.

July-August (Sundays from 1:00-3:00pm)


Miijim: Traditional Foods of the Anishinaabeg

June 1 – August 31, 2019

Explore traditional and contemporary food gathering and preparation practices of the Anishinaabeg with this immersive hands-on exhibition from the Lake of the Woods Museum, Kenora. Complimenting the exhibition will be a five-part workshop series hosted by the Women of Mother Earth Network, to take place bi-monthly throughout the summer. Programming associated the exhibition will be possible from contributions from the Community Foundation of Portage la Prairie.

Explorez les pratiques de collecte et de préparation culinaires traditionnelles et contemporaines des Anishinaabeg grâce à cette exposition immersive et interactive du musée du lac des Bois, Kenora. L’exposition sera complétée par une série d’ateliers en cinq parties animée par le réseau Femmes de la Terre nourricière, qui se déroulera tous les deux mois pendant l’été. La programmation associée à l’exposition sera possible grâce aux contributions de la Fondation communautaire de Portage la Prairie.


Witchcraft Explored

May 12 – November 15, 2019

Witchcraft as we know it today, was largely understood to be practiced in North America during Colonization. This pop-up exhibition navigates the definition of witchcraft and its history in the Americas during the 18th century.

La sorcellerie telle que nous la connaissons aujourd’hui était largement comprise comme pratiquée en Amérique du Nord pendant la colonisation. Cette exposition éphémère navigue dans la définition de la sorcellerie et de son histoire dans les Amériques au XVIIIe siècle.


Keepsakes of Conflict: Trench Art and Other Canadian War-Related Craft

September 15 – November 15 2019

Trench art is defined as any item made by soldiers, prisoners of war and civilians, war material, as long as it and they are associated with armed conflict or its consequences. This exhibition interprets the human aspect of war, and how conflict affect us mentally, emotionally, and physically. The exhibition is loaned from the Moosejaw Museum and Art Gallery in Saskatchewan.

L'art des tranchées est défini comme tout objet fabriqué par des soldats, des prisonniers de guerre et des civils, du matériel de guerre, pourvu qu'il soit associé au conflit armé ou à ses conséquences. Cette exposition interprète l’aspect humain de la guerre et explique comment les conflits nous affectent mentalement, émotionnellement et physiquement. L'exposition est prêtée par le Moosejaw Museum and Art Gallery en Saskatchewan.