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An New Great Idea for a Museum Exhibition: Medieval Canadians

Hello, folks. Yesterday night while taking a shower I came up with a great idea for a museum exhibition and I want to share it with you. If you have the power to make this real, feel free to use my idea as I believe it will help any museum get a lot more visitors.

As some of my friends know, I believe we’re living in the Second Renaissance and some hard evidence to prove it is Americans, Canadians, New Zealanders, Australians and South Africans all looking back at their medieval heritage because now Columbus and all the explorers of his time in the 15th century have left us to enjoy their party without them and now we’re all wondering where we came from. To learn about our heritage we are forced to explore medieval Europe. So a great exhibition plan would be to research where the majority of your town’s or city’s heritage comes from and make an exhibition that teaches people about the medieval heritage of the people who migrated here in the 15th century.

I believe this would be great for the Manitoba Museum to do about French and English immigrants in the 15th to 17th centuries, because this is a grey and nebulous topic. When we think of Canadian history we usually think of the 18th and 19th centuries, but the the truth is Europeans were living in Canada in the late Middle Ages, as late at the 1490s and that is what an exhibition should be showing.

So the title of this exhibition would be Medieval Canadians, and it would explore the first Canadians who lived in Manitoba during the 15th century. Of course, they wouldn’t be called “Canadians” that early in time but it’s easy for us to call them that because they lived in the land that we now call Canada.

So what are your thoughts on this? Thanks for reading! If you’re think about visiting I’d love to wish you welcome to Manitoba!

5 Reasons Why Museums are Important

Today I want to share 5 reasons why museums are important. As a museum lover I try to think why someone who doesn’t know much about museums might want to care more about them. So let’s begin.

Five Reasons

  1. Museums educate people in a way no other thing can. If you want to learn about something, there are many ways to do it, but none of them are quite like going to an exhibition in the museum. Unlike reading Wikipedia articles, going to the museum let’s you see things physically right in front of your eyes and you can reach out and touch them. Usually experts can guide you and describe the thing you want to learn as you tour through a physical place. Even virtual reality isn’t quite like this, and it’s very special.
  2. They get children excited to learn. Indeed, I remember being 9 years old and going to an exhibition about WW2 airplanes at the museum and that day I fell in love with airplanes. A child can find his or her passion by accident simply by going to the museum.
  3. They give you exercise. My mom used to say the main reason she loved shopping in the mall is because she’s forced to do a lot of walking. Walking is very healthy, and in a museum we walk from scene to scene and this is great.
  4. They bring people together. I once started dating someone I met at a museum. We connected because we were both interested in the same things. Also, going to the museum with your family is a great thing and it’s a great date for any occasion.
  5. They are great tourist attractions in smaller towns. Yes, many small towns across Manitoba are proud of their museum and having one makes even the smallest village notable. City’s quite wouldn’t be the same without a place for tourists to go and learn more about it’s history.

This has been my list of 5 reasons why museums are important. Thank you for visiting our Manitoba blog and we hope you come back soon!

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Blog Revamp and Update

Let’s get straight to it. This website no longer handles fundraising money for museums in Manitoba. I’ve always wanted to just relax and blog and now I have the chance, but I didn’t want to change the website because some regular readers still come here and I love you all.

If you would like to donate to Manitoba museums than we suggest you contact them directly. Donating to museums allows them to build their collections and that benefits everyone in Manitoba.

Other News

After many changes over the year’s you might be sad to learn that my little brother Harry has become the exhibition coordinator for a museum in London. Or maybe you’re not sad, but I’m jealous. He has taken the dream job I always wanted but I guess it’s not too late for me. Harry got his Honors in Art History and I think that’s why they hired him. He also has a lot of experience in managing events from his years of working for a wedding company. So far he loves his new job and I’ll be flying to London from Manitoba on May 14th 2019 to visit him.