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Folklorama is pleased to be a representative on the Manitoba Museum’s committee tasked with developing a brand new exhibit/gallery as part of the museum’s expansion in 2018-19. The new gallery will focus on the topic of Immigration & Migration to Winnipeg, the stories, struggles and successes of newcomers to our city throughout the decades.
A featured component of the gallery will be a “Memorable Winnipeggers” wall of fame containing photos and brief biographies of individuals throughout history who immigrated to Winnipeg and made a difference to their community or contributed greatness to the city. These individuals can be successful business owners, community leaders, artists, musicians, authors or individuals who you feel have overcome an obstacle as a newcomer and made a memorable contributions to our city. It can be in relation to your cultural community, to the Folklorama festival or focus on another aspect of everyday life.
Deadline for nominations is Wednesday January 31.
Please send nominees names, a brief bio and photo (if available) to Jen Nagy, Community Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Final determinations on which nominees are selected for this project will be made by the Manitoba Museum staff.
The unveiling of the gallery will occur in October of 2019.