Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum

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Hours

The museum is now closed until May 2020 but if you wish to visit please contact one of the directors or email cphmuseum@gmail.com to make arrangements for your own individual/group tour.


Regular Hours during the summer - dates and times will be announced in May.

Artisan Market Days – to be announced

New in - Courtesy of North Of 54 Cinematography, this YouTube video provides a tour of the museum and its many offerings.


September 26th the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency, The Right Honorable Julie Payette toured the Museum.

Wednesday, October 23 the grade 7 & 8 class of Cranberry Portage under the guidance of Mrs. V, made their second visit to the Museum. They have been studying the history of 'Cranberry Carrying Place' and its importance in the fur trade and exploration of those very early days. This second visit was devoted to the development of our community and the importance it played in the settlement of this northern area of Manitoba. The tragedy of the fire of June 4, 1929 - (Slideshow) which totally destroyed the community which had been established at the lake shore. The generosity and support of those that had salvaged a few of their belongings and shared. The strength of those that chose to stay and rebuild the community across the tracks. They came to know some of the extremely interesting individuals that called Cranberry Portage home. The students have been a joy to have in the Museum. It has been two super afternoons and we look forward to another. Thank you Mrs. V for making the Museum a part of the history curriculum. And Thank you grade 7 and 8's for being such an enthusiastic group of students to visit Cranberry Portage's Museum.


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Visitors Fall 2019

Grade 7 and 8

September 18th – “The Grade 7 and 8 students from the Elementary School made a visit to the Museum with their teacher, Mrs. V. Purpose of the visit was to check out the Museum as is and complete the first objectives of Lesson Plan One, the history of "Cranberry Carrying Place" and the Cree Nation people that have used it for a great number centuries.

Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency, The Right Honorable Julie Payette

September 26th the Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency, The Right Honorable Julie Payette toured the Museum.


Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Her Honour Janice Filmon and the Honourable Gary Filmon

The Museum hosted the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, Her Honour Janice Filmon and the Honourable Gary Filmon on September 26, 2019 after she was entertained by the local Granny Willow’s Nemihitowok Hoop Troupe.


Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon and former premier Gary Filmon with museum President Richard Gibbons


Canada 150 Celebration: June 24, 2017

 

YouTube video of the Canada Day Celebration.

 

Background Articles

The Museum Project 1978-2005

The initiative for the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum began with Homecoming Celebrations in 1978 and the historical display in the Bayview Theatre ...

The Museum Project 2010-2017


The realization of the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum came with a massive effort by community members past and present ...

About the Museum