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Fort la Reine Museum

2652 Saskatchewan Ave. East, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3Z9, Canada
+1 204-857-3259
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More Than Expected

The Museum is larger than you would expect: a whole village! The highlights were the Ukrainian... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AlmaFudd
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Ottawa, ON
Amazing museum to visit!

This really is an amazing museum to visit. Well worth the drive from Winnipeg. We easily could... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
S0712
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Winnipeg
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Fort la Reine Museum is home to 28 unique heritage sites that will leave you breathless. The homes and buildings are designed not only to show the artifacts, but also to illustrate the lifestyle of a prairie community. As well as the life of early pioneers you can also discover the trials of early frontier entrepreneurs; following along on their journey of trading furs for goods and living away from their families. Browsing through the homes and the many displays therein; it will allow you to appreciate the hardships and joys of the early settlers in the prairie area. THIS SUMMER, DISCOVER THE PANACHE OF CERVIDAE AT THE FORT LA REINE MUSEUM PANACHE: CARIBOUS AND OTHER CERVIDS MAY 5TH, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2017 Visitor's to the Fort la Reine Museum will be able to explore the wondrous world of the iconic Woodland Caribou and other Cervidae all summer thanks to the new travelling exhibition, Panache: Caribous and other Cervids of Canada. Cervidae, better known as moose, caribou (reindeer), wapiti, and deer, have been part of our history and ecology since time immemorial: and have inspired countless artists and are part of our living cultural heritage, especially for First Nation peoples. Through a state of the art interactive exhibit - discover their biology, their role in the ecosystem, and the dangers they face. THIS SUMMER, LEARN ABOUT A YOUNG GIRLS COMING OF AGE IN A TIME OF TERROR AT THE FORT LA REINE MUSEUM "ANNE FRANK: A HISTORY FOR TODAY" JUNE 5TH, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2017. An International Travelling exhibition from Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. On July 6, 1942 Anne Frank, just 13 year of age, became a fugitive, was joined by her parents and her sister, and hidden away in a secret factory annex in Amsterdam. During her time of hiding, Anne Frank kept a diary, which has survived to become a powerful symbol of a young girls optimism and vision for a better world as she came of age in a time of terror. Her story is the experience of a young Jewish girl, growing up within the inhumanity of the Holocaust. This exhibition aims to increase youth and public knowledge about the events of the second World War, the Holocaust, and Anne Frank. EXPLORE THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE IN BELGIUM DURING WWI FIGHTING IN FLANDERS - GAS. MUD. MEMORY. MAY 8TH, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2017 In was during the Second Battle of Ypres, that Lt. Col. John Alexander McCrae M.D. of Guelph Ontario wrote the legendary poem, "In Flanders Fields" , to honour those that had perished in the war. This exhibition explores the experiences and challenges of Canadian soldiers while serving in Belgium during the first World War. The exhibit highlights the adaptability of the solders and Belgian civilians, and explores the history and evolution of the commemoration of the war in Belgium and Canada.
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2652 Saskatchewan Ave. East, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3Z9, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Museum is larger than you would expect: a whole village! The highlights were the Ukrainian Church, the school house, the furnished homes, the fire hall and the HUGE Allis Chalmers warehouse. There was also an Anne Frank exhibit at the time: very emotional. I...More

Thank AlmaFudd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This really is an amazing museum to visit. Well worth the drive from Winnipeg. We easily could have spent half a day exploring the buildings. This place is well maintained and beautifully done. I loved the family pictures, seeing what was donated and from what...More

Thank S0712
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We took a short road trip from Winnipeg, to see the Anne Frank exhibit that was showing there. What an unexpected gem of a museum! Our group easily could have spent many more hours exploring all of its authentic old buildings, set up as if...More

Thank Lynn T
Fort la Reine M, Executive Director at Fort la Reine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed the Anne Frank exhibit, and that you had so many lovely comments to share about your visit to the Fort la Reine Museum. Do check out our...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Done up in separate buildings the localhistory is explored plus travelling exhibits (Ann(e?) Frank House to an Allis Chalmers tractor exhibit) Lots of local clubs. 4 H. Cadets. Odd Fellows. Ukrianian clubs etc.More

Thank Mike L
Fort la Reine M, Executive Director at Fort la Reine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mike, Thanks for visiting us at the Fort la Reine Museum and for taking the time to leave us a review about your visit. Do visit our website at fortlareinemuseum.com as the best of our season is yet to come this fall! Hope to...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Today I went to the Fort la Reine Museum in Portage la Prairie Manitoba. They are featuring an Anne Frank exhibit. It was simply amazing!! The information and attention to detail was something. It is set up in an old two story house that suits...More

Thank dgfunk
Fort la Reine M, Manager at Fort la Reine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! We're very pleased to know that you enjoyed the Anne Frank exhibit. We absolutely loved planning and installing the exhibit in our heritage home, so we're glad that you loved it too. We...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

This was a stopping spot on a long drive but ended up being a destination in itself. The museum has helpful staff at the front desk and the buildings are beautifully maintained and fun to tour. We had a great visit and will certainly be...More

Thank Sahmof5
Fort la Reine M, Manager at Fort la Reine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We're so pleased that you took the time to leave this review on Trip Advisor, and that you enjoyed your visit to the Fort la Reine Museum. Do check with our website, at fortlareinemuseum.com to see some of our upcoming signature events! We look forward...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Loved the museum! I've been there a few times with some family members and I strongly recommend it to anyone that lives or is passing through Portage La Prairie! The staff are also very helpful and friendly!

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

So much to see and learn at this expansive museum - definitely one of Manitoba's best kept secrets! The displays are so immersive and the travelling exhibitions are inspiring and thought provoking. You've got to experience this place if you are ever travelling through Portage...More

Thank PureEarthSpirit
Fort la Reine M, Manager at Fort la Reine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your recent review of your experiences at the Fort la Reine Museum. We're so pleased to hear all of your lovely comments! Your feedback is much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit! ~Tracey, Fort la Reine Museum

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I've attended museum several times for various events during all seasons. It never ceases to amaze me what I can learn, enjoy! Historical buildings; events; speakers; displays: keeps me coming back!

Thank keetah2013
Fort la Reine M, Manager at Fort la Reine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're so pleased to hear that you've enjoyed the Fort la Reine Museum and our programming. We'll look forward to your next visit! ~ Fort la Reine Museum Team

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours visiting the Museum. It was great, so much to see and do! The exhibits are wonderful. They take much pride with every building. And you can get a real good feel of what life was like, back in the day!...More

Thank Kdavis1963
Fort la Reine M, Manager at Fort la Reine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

We're so pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to the la Reine Museum. Thank you for taking the time to review us!

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