The Fort la Reine Museum is located on the east edge of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Canadian Prairies and the history of the City and Municipality of Portage la Prairie. Fort la Reine Museum has over 25 different buildings displaying thousands of individual artifacts including native artifacts that pre-date the arrival of Europeans to more modern pieces such as farm equipment and military artifacts from the 20th Century.
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
John Lennon & Yoko Ono's
Bed-In For Peace
Sit on the edge of John & Yoko's Bed @fortlareine, & Post your Pic to Twitter Or FaceBook #imaginepeace
Experience the emotional journey as the photography of Life Magazine's Gerry Deiter takes you back to 1969 when Beatle, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were pioneers for Peace in Canada with the exhibit "Give Peace a Chance". Celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Peace anthem, Give Peace a Chance that was performed by John & Yoko and friends, and recorded at the Queen ELizabeth Hotel, Montreal June 1, 1969. The exhibition opens June 9th -September 20.
**Many special events TBA, throughout the summer to come in support of this exhibition.
Learn to do by doing...Tuesdays & Thursdays in August the Fort la Reine Museum has drop in craft/activity days. Free with Museum Admission! Making Butter | Pioneer Washing::Hand Weaving | Finger Knitting::: Fossil Discovery | Mini Bow & Arrow| Miniature Drum:::Peace Flags | T-shirt Stencil Painting:::Museum Quest & Seek | Photo Diary of a Pioneer or Fur-trader:::
River City Vinyl Record Sale & Swap - Sunday, August 17, 11AM-4PM. Loads of vinyl to buy!!! Bring an armful of records to swap and trade, Everything from the Beatles, Rock to Metal. Experts on hand for fair appraisals. Admission just $5/person includes entry to entire Museum and Give Peace A Chance, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Bed-In for Peace documentary exhibition.
Pioneers & Trailblazers - Walk Thru History Tours
Walk the grounds of the Museum with a spirit from the past, for our highly acclaimed hour long tours with special hands-on activities, demonstrations, and interactive games. Tour themes include:
- PIONEERS & TRAIL BLAZERS
- THE BUILDING OF A NATION
- BEAVER TALES
Minimum tour group of six participants, requires advanced registration. *Chaperones/Teachers/Tour guides free of charge.
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Aug. 28 - Thursday - Participate Create, Drop In "Quest & Seek" Activity
Aug. 29 - Friday Flick "Hairspray" 1PM
Fireside Fridays, open till 9PM
September 19 & 20th(Friday Eve & Sat. Eve) Mystery at the Museum "ON SALE NOW"
September 27, Saturday, Wonder in Allisland II "Live Field Demos"
September 28, Sunday 11-4PM
Antique Musical Instrument Roadshow CULTURE DAYS
October 4, Saturday Haunted Museum Vigil
October 18, & October 25 , Fort la Reine Ghost Walk
Hours of Operation
Open May 9th to September 20th
***Open Fridays Late (July thru August) till 9PM
By Appointment after Sept.20th
Student(Student ID): $8.00
Children (5 - 12): $5.00
Children (4 and under): Free
Daily Family Pass*: $25.00
Individual Season Pass: TBA
Family Season Pass: TBA
*Includes 2 Adults and up to 3 students.
Note: Teachers/Escorts of School Tours are NOT charged admission (ratio of 1:5 students)