Winnipeg 150 exhibit to pop up at various City libraries

Panels of the Winnipeg 150 History Exhibit are seen behind glass.
The exhibit features archival images from a number of collections.

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Winnipeg?

After a successful launch of the Winnipeg 150 anniversary exhibit at the Millennium Library this winter, we’re taking the exhibit on the road.

The exhibit features images from collections at the City of Winnipeg Archives, Winnipeg Public Library (Community Services), Manitoba Museum, Archives of Manitoba / Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, and other sources.

“Winnipeg has always been a place of connection,” said Murray Peterson, a Heritage Officer with the City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development department.

“We hope that people who come to visit the exhibit will see how Winnipeg has been an important place for community and gathering as well as a commercial, transportation, and cultural hub throughout its history.”

The exhibit features a number of themes, including Indigenous histories and contributions, Winnipeg’s location in the centre of Canada, its role as a transportation and commercial hub, and the history of our municipal government.

The exhibit is popping up at different City libraries over the coming months, including:

The exhibit can be viewed anytime during the libraries’ open hours.

“These resources will help foster further learning and understanding about Winnipeg’s storied past,” said Kathleen Williams, the Administrative Coordinator of Adult Programs and Outreach for the Winnipeg Public Library.

The exhibit was prepared by City staff at the City Archives, Planning Property and Development Department, Winnipeg Public Library, and other contributors.

To learn more about Winnipeg’s history, view the online resources compiled by the Winnipeg Archives and the Winnipeg Public Library.

Learn more about how we’re marking 150 years as a city.

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