Waiting for museum explanation

Waiting for museum explanationTo this date, people who love the (Fort La Reine Museum) are still looking for the answers as to why a person who was so instrumental in turning the fortunes of this museum completely around was simply let go with no answer as to why other than the reasons are ‘personal and confidential?’ That wording…

Museum opens today

Museum opens todayMickey Dumont The Portage Citizen — Farmers are enjoying this billion dollar rain, but staff at the Fort la Reine Museum, well, not so much. The museum opened this morning under rainy skies, but opened nonetheless after being delayed since May 10. A permanent curator/executive director has yet to hired to replace Tracey Turner who…

Decision will cost tourism dollars

Decision will cost tourism dollarsAs we all know by now, the Fort La Reine Museum released from their employ, Tracey Turner, who in her seven years at the helm of that museum turned it completely around and went from maybe 3,000 visitors per season to over 15,000 last year. Accolades from around the province came as well with Turner…

Museum board rebuke stings

Museum board rebuke stingsEditor On May 17, a public meeting was held by concerned citizens about the state and future of the Fort la Reine Museum. A meeting to which the board of directors for the museum as well as councillors from the Rural Municipality and the City were invited to attend, in order to hear directly from…

More than a museum

More than a museumDear Editor, With Tracey Turner at the helm, the museum was more than a museum. It wasn't only buildings with history inside. It included ever changing topical exhibits, informative tours, Meet U with popular sessions, such as stargazing, creative events such as the Ghost Walk that fostered connection and community, interactive theatre with Mystery at…

Museum member questions decisions

Museum member questions decisions“Dear Fellow Museum Members, You are invited to attend a public meeting about the Fort la Reine Museum, organized by the museum’s members and supporters. This will take place on Thursday, May 17th at 7:00 pm, in the Crocus Room of Herman Prior Activity Centre (40 Royal Rd. N., Portage la Prairie). As you are…

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…

Letting go of museum curator/ED questioned

Letting go of museum curator/ED questionedFort la Reine Museum - an iconic Manitoba arts and culture institution, provincial star attraction, and #1 Portage la Prairie tourist destination on TripAdvisor - as we know it, is gone. At the end of April, Tracey Turner was unfairly let go from her 7-year position, without notice, as executive director and curator - and…