Explore the dark history of the 18th century in North America October 26th and 27th (6:30-9:30pm) during “Fright at the Museum”. Participants will experience the 1700s inside a Fortified Settlement when a mysterious mass poisoning has Settlers blaming witchcraft. It is up to YOU to discover the real cause of the poison and prove the accused “witch” innocent. You can follow the main story line, and take part in some fun family-friendly activities along the way!

The experience will be supplemented with our new in-house exhibit: “Witchcraft Explored”, which provides historic accounts of how witchcraft was understood in the 18th century. Leave the Museum knowing more about settlement history and worldviews during the 1700s. Please be advised that all information presented during the event has been researched extensively, and representatives from communities involved were consulted in the making of the educational materials. 

Admission Costs: 

Ages 0-4 = FREE!

Ages 5-12 = $5.00

Ages 13+ (including adults) = $8.00

Interested in volunteering for Fright at the Museum? We are looking for engaging people of all ages to assist in parking, candy distribution, family activities, or to even play the role of witch hunters or poisoned villagers! To learn more about these exciting opportunities, please email or call 204-857-3259



As a pilot project this past Fall, the Fort la Reine Museum ran Escape “le Rideau” to highlight the intriguing history of the formation of the CPR through the Canadian Prairies. Due to the popularity and success of the program, the Museum will offer the experience once more in the Spring of 2019 when the weather allows for the experience! Bookings for the Spring session will be open in April, please check back in the New Year.

Booking Capacity: 3-6 players

Escape Time: 1 hour

Price: $15.00/person (cash or credit accepted)

Available: Returning in the Spring of 2019



Staff and volunteers had an amazing time showcasing some incredible musical instruments from our permanent collection during Culture Days in Portage la Prairie! We would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers and coordinators who made the community arts program possible this year!