Of museums, senior care and transparency

Of museums, senior care and transparencyEarlier this month the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, the Honourable Janice Filmon, opened the doors to Government House and launched a new series of casual get-togethers she calls “Conversations and Celebrations”. I was privileged to attend the inaugural session on May 8 centered on the theme of building community. As speakers, the Lieutenant Governor had…

Museum doesn’t need “new way”

Museum doesn’t need “new way”With just days to opening for the 2018 season, the governing board of the Fort la Reine Museum has announced it will be taking the museum in a new direction by not renewing the contract of longtime executive director Tracey Turner. As a supporter of the museum over the years, this begs the question of…

Museum seeks staff, new opening day

Museum seeks staff, new opening dayFirst posted May 4 Mickey Dumont The Portage Citizen— “Clovis the Caribou Hunters” the Fort la Reine Museum's first exhibition of 2018, will arrive May 7 at 8 a.m., says the museum board chairman, Dale Wood. “We (the museum board) had a good meeting (May 3)”, Wood said on May 4. “Our exhibits are all…

Museum board calls May 3 meeting

Museum board calls May 3 meetingMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — A visit to the Fort la Reine Museum website gets you a “We're under construction” message, “Please check back for an update soon”. A visit to the museum reveals a sign that last week invited everyone to visit on opening day May 10 but is now blank. The message…