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2018 Conference of Police Museums
Exhibiting Difficult Knowledge

June 5 - 7, 2018

Norwood Hotel - 112 Marion St, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg Police Headquarters - 245 Smith St, Winnipeg, Manitoba

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We are pleased to announce the 2018 Conference of Police Museums will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Norwood Hotel and Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters.

Early Bird Rates

The early bird rates are in effect until Sunday, March 4, 2018! Click HERE to register now!

Welcome Reception

The conference organizers would like to invite everyone to join them for an informal get together on the evening of Monday, June 4, 2018, the night before the conference. A hospitality room has been reserved at the Norwood Hotel; food and light refreshments will be served.  Please feel free to drop by anytime between 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Winnipeg Police Headquarters (245 Smith Street)

  • Welcome remarks - Chief Danny Smyth, Curator Randy James
  • Exhibiting Questionable Material
    • Dan Holbrow – Museums Association of Saskatchewan
    • Dr. Naomi Berger – Winnipeg Police Service Psychologist
  • Lunch
  • Tour of Winnipeg Police Museum
  • Tour Lower Fort Garry
  • Dinner at Lower Fort Garry

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Norwood Hotel (121 Marion Street )

  • Telling the Story - S. Dangerfield, Interpretive Planner & Exhibit Designer
  • Choosing Fonts and Colors/Colours for your Exhibit – David McInnes, Typha Communications
  • Choosing and Using LED Light Sources – Bert Valentin, Manitoba Museum
  • Lunch
  • The Forks Tour, Water Taxi, and Trolley (tickets available for companions)
  • Break for dinner*
  • Tour Canadian Museum for Human Rights

* NOTE: Guests will be responsible for their own meal at this time. There are many dining options found in and around The Forks to consider, and all are close to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which we will be touring shortly after dinner.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Norwood Hotel

  • Undoing Cultural Erasure – Dr. Jeremy Maron, Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • Reaching out to Schools
  • Reacting to Tragedy – Retired Chief of Police Devon Clunis & Retired Staff Sergeant Steve Jones
  • Lunch
  • Telling Stories with Difficult Narratives – 9/11 Memorial & Museum representative
  • Tour Dalnavert Museum
  • Cocktail reception
  • Wind-Up Dinner


Tours are an excellent way to stretch your legs and take in the sights of the city around you. Delegates will be divided into groups as we explore the Winnipeg Police Museum, Lower Fort Garry, The Forks Market (which includes a water taxi tour and trolley tour of downtown Winnipeg), Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Dalnavert Museum. All tours are included with registration. 

Farewell Breakfast

To say thank you and farewell, conference organizers will be hosting a breakfast at the Norwood Hotel on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 7 - 9 a.m.

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Now Available!

Winnipeg Police History Book
From Force to Service (1874-1999)

Only $25 plus $15.00 shipping & handling. Send cheque or money order for $40.00 to:

Winnipeg Police Museum
P.O. Box 1680
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z7


Visit the Museum at:

Winnipeg Police Museum
245 Smith Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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