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Fort la Reine Virtual Events

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 15 of the month, repeating until September 16, 2021


Virtual Experiences
The following videos are 100% FREE to watch, with thanks to Safe at Home Manitoba.

Behind the Barriers – Upstairs in the Case House
Video Available: February 6, 2021
Sneak past the roped-off areas of the 1922 Case House, and explore rooms that have rarely been seen from the comfort of your own home! Featuring the Case House sun room (Halloween storage), three staged bedrooms, a Christmas storage room, and a mysterious attic.

History DIY – Metis Beadwork
Video Available: February 10, 2021
Follow along at home as we walk through how to create your own beautiful beaded design on felt. We will also highlight the cultural traditions of Metis beadwork, floral motifs and symbolism, and the therapeutic aspects of beading. Recommended craft for ages 8+

Virtual Field Trip – Van Horne Rail Car
Video Available: February 13, 2021
The Van Horne Rail Car showcases the history of the making of the Trans Canada Railway in the late 1800s. Who was Van Horne? And was the construction of the TCR really good for all Canadians? Follow us through the railcar as we dispel the myths of Van Horne and the making of “Canada’s Greatest Railway”

History Highlight – Traditional Snowshoes
Video Available: February 17, 2021
Dive deep into the Trapper’s Cabin at the Fort la Reine Museum as we look at traditional snowshoes, how they were built, and the importance of these accessories as necessary tools for surviving the Canadian wilderness throughout history.

Behind the Barriers – Costume Rooms
Video Available: February 20, 2021
Have you ever wondered where all of our staff and volunteers keep their historic costumes when they aren’t delivering guided tours? Follow along with us as we show you the many costume rooms at the Museum, and showcase some of our favourite pieces!

History DIY – 1930s Cutout Dolls
Video Available: February 24, 2021
Move over Barbie! Follow along with us as we talk about the history of cutout dolls, and make your own at home. We will be featuring some cutout dolls in our collection and will read a storybook that uses the dolls in its illustrations. Recommended craft for ages 5+

Virtual Field Trip – Pioneering the Paul House
Video Available: February 27, 2021
Travel back in time to 1879, as we walk you through the Paul House at the Fort la Reine Museum. Along the way, we will go over what life would have looked like for a pioneer family in the late 19th Century on the Canadian Prairies, and highlight some interesting artifacts inside the heritage building.

History Highlight – Shoe-Fitting Fluoroscope
Video Available: March 3, 2021
Perhaps one of the most curious artifacts at the Fort la Reine Museum, the Shoe-Fitting Fluoroscope never fails to amaze visitors. Join us as we talk about this strange item, its history, and why we don’t use them anymore (for good reason!)

Behind the Barriers – Victorian Doll Room
Video Available: March 6, 2021
Not many eyes have peered into this space. Even the staff at the Museum usually refuse to enter this peculiar room inside the 1890 Hourie House… Care to be creeped out? Join us as we sneak past the “Do Not Enter” sign and speak more about museum collections management (and yes, look at old dolls).

History DIY – Loom Weaving
Video Available: March 10, 2021
Loom weaving is not just a hobby craft. For thousands of years, the technique of weaving thread to make cloth has been paramount in keep us warm and allowing us to keep up with the latest fashions. Join us as we discuss this history further, and try your hand at loom weaving at home!

Virtual Field Trip – West Prospect School House
Video Available: March 13, 2021
One-room schoolhouses were very common throughout Manitoba in the late 19th Century. Join us as we take you through the West Prospect School House, and discuss what life would have been like for a rural student and teacher.

History Highlight – Barbers’ Chair
Video Available: March 17, 2021
No that is not a torture device. Although, it might look that way if you were getting a razor-bladed shave while sitting in it. Join us as we examine the 1920s barbers’ chair and perm machine inside the General Store.


September 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fort la Reine Museum
(204) 857-3259


Fort la Reine Museum
2652 Saskatchewan Ave E.
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Canada
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(204) 857-3259