Programming & Events

Upcoming Events & Programs

August 23 – October 4: Escape Dr. McGavin’s Office

October 25-26: Fright at the Museum

Summer/Fall Exhibits


Can you escape the 1900’s doctor’s office? Our brand new escape experience is available for booking between August 23 – October 4, 2019 (7 days a week, time slots vary).

  • $15/person
  • Groups of 3-6 people
  • 60 minutes to escape!
  • Pre-booking at least 24 hours in advance is required (for program facilitators to be scheduled)
*Booking will be confirmed via email - time slots selected may not be available for your preferred date. Please book your request date and time at least 24 hours in advance.



On October 25th and 26th (Times TBA), navigate your way through folklore and oral history as you meet bone-chilling Grimm’s Fairy Tale characters in our newest interactive Halloween event at the Museum! Complete Rumpelstiltskin’s Riddles and return the fairy tales back to their stories, or enjoy multiple family-friendly activities throughout the evening! (Some content may be spooky for young audiences, though every effort is given to make sure children are not scared by costumed volunteers).

  • Ages 0-4 = FREE
  • Ages 5-12 = $5.00
  • Ages 13+ = $8.00
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children aged 5-12) = $20.00


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

The idea of “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 in Canada and beyond. Some material might be sensitive to younger audiences. The exhibition is housed upstairs in the Barn.

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.