Christmas At Dalnavert!

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Dalnavert! We deck the house in Victorian tinsel and give it that seasonal flair. Visit us in December during one of our events and you'll get more than a warm and fuzzy feeling:

The return of A Dickens Christmas Carol marks the 2nd annual performance series since we re-opened in April 2015 (but long standing tradition here since way back.) This year, Ian Ross, Ron Robinson, and Charlene Van Buekenhout will each perform. read, interpret this classic tale throughout December. We will add some seasonal music by the Sparkle Sisters and more, and you might also get some early Christmas treats. Check out the Christmas event page for details, dates, and times.

 

This year, we have a new, exclusively for Children, Christmas program. A Victorian Child's Christmas Story is available for 3 Sundays in December. Children's stories such as Clement Clark Moore's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, and Charles Dickens' A Cricket on The Hearth will be told beside the Christmas Tree in the parlour of Dalnavert. Check out the Christmas event page for details.

Dalnavert After Dark

Dalnavert After Dark Presents:
OBSESSED: Victorians & The Macabre

Join us on a candlelit tour of Dalnavert after dark and find out why the Victorians were so obsessed with the macabre and the paranormal. Learn about the Victorians' worst fears and hear about the traditions and rituals they created in order to keep spirits in or out of the spirit world. Teeming with atmosphere, the tour will end in the attic with a ghost story. Come alone at your own risk.

OCT 27-30th Doors and bar open at 7:00pm.  

Show/ Tour at 8pm & 9:30pm (approx 60 min)

 $20 Regular, $18 Member

*There is a sweet reward for those who come out the other side of the tour: A free take home Halloween treat by Oh Doughnuts!

EMAIL: info@dalnavertmusem.ca 

PHONE: (204) 943-2835

FEATURING:
Art installations by Bolshevixen Art Kollectiv (Wendy Sawatzky and Danishka Esterhazy).
Wendy Sawatzky’s ECTOPLASM! Which premiered at the Dalnavert Museum during Nuit Blanche will also be featured in the Dalnavert’s parlour.   Photographs from Hamilton Family Fonds at University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.


A guide will share the fears of Victorians, from a time when new technology collided with old traditions, resulting in strange and macabre new traditions.


Audio installations of 19th century literature exploring these themes will be cast throughout the house and entice you to lean into the darkness.


Finally, make your way into the attic, and as you settle into the shadows, listen to a classic Victorian ghost story by candle light.

Dalnavert After Dark

Dalnavert After Dark Presents:
OBSESSED: Victorians & The Macabre

Join us on a candlelit tour of Dalnavert after dark and find out why the Victorians were so obsessed with the macabre and the paranormal. Learn about the Victorians' worst fears and hear about the traditions and rituals they created in order to keep spirits in or out of the spirit world. Teeming with atmosphere, the tour will end in the attic with a ghost story. Come alone at your own risk.

OCT 27-30th Doors and bar open at 7:00pm

Show/ Tour at 8 & 9:30pm (approx. 60 min each)

$20 Regular / $18 Member

 *There is a sweet reward for those who come out the other side of the tour: A free take home Halloween treat by Oh Doughnuts!

EMAIL: info@dalnavertmusem.ca 

PHONE: (204) 943-2835

FEATURING:
Art installations by Bolshevixen Art Kollectiv (Wendy Sawatzky and Danishka Esterhazy).
Wendy Sawatzky’s ECTOPLASM! Which premiered at the Dalnavert Museum during Nuit Blanche will also be featured in the Dalnavert’s parlour. Hamilton Family Fonds from University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.


A guide will share the fears of Victorians, from a time when new technology collided with old traditions, resulting in strange and macabre new traditions.


Audio installations of 19th century literature exploring these themes will be cast throughout the house and entice you to lean into the darkness.


Finally, make your way into the attic, and as you settle into the shadows, listen to a classic Victorian ghost story by candle light.

Dalnavert After Dark

Dalnavert After Dark Presents:
OBSESSED: Victorians & The Macabre

Join us on a candlelit tour of Dalnavert after dark and find out why the Victorians were so obsessed with the macabre and the paranormal. Learn about the Victorians' worst fears and hear about the traditions and rituals they created in order to keep spirits in or out of the spirit world. Teeming with atmosphere, the tour will end in the attic with a ghost story. Come alone at your own risk.

OCT 27-30th Doors and bar open at 7:00pm. Tour/ Show at 8pm & 9:30 (approx. 60 min)

$20 Regular / $18 Member 

*There is a sweet reward for those who come out the other side of the tour: A free take home Halloween treat by Oh Doughnuts!

EMAIL: info@dalnavertmusem.ca 

PHONE: (204) 943-2835

FEATURING:
Art installations by Bolshevixen Art Kollectiv (Wendy Sawatzky and Danishka Esterhazy).
Wendy Sawatzky’s ECTOPLASM! Which premiered at the Dalnavert Museum during Nuit Blanche will also be featured in the Dalnavert’s parlour.  Hamilton Family Fonds photographs from University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.


A guide will share the fears of Victorians, from a time when new technology collided with old traditions, resulting in strange and macabre new traditions.


Audio installations of 19th century literature exploring these themes will be cast throughout the house and entice you to lean into the darkness.


Finally, make your way into the attic, and as you settle into the shadows, listen to a classic Victorian ghost story by candle light.

Culture Days at Dalnavert!

SEPTEMBER 30th -October 2nd

Audio Plays 

Winnipeg, Manitoba

https://culturedays.ca/en/2016-activities/view/57ae22b7-bd7c-45da-b7b9-7d374c4a89be

Heritage, Architecture — Behind-the-scenes

This year at Culture Days, you can step back in time to 1895 and witness a day in the life of Sir Hugh John Macdonald with our immersive Audio Play! Normally $11.00 plus tax, we are offering our Audio Play to pre-registered visitors absolutely free between 12:00 and 3:00 all through Culture Days.

We have a limited number of slots available, so call Dalnavert to book your spot today at 204-943-2835!

Ectoplasm! A Projected Installation

Winnipeg, Manitoba

https://culturedays.ca/en/2016-activities/view/57d5be9a-f6f0-4590-aad8-210f4c4a89be

Heritage, New/Digital Media — Excursion

NUIT BLANCHE - A projected installation by artist Wendy Sawatzky in the windows of the Dalnavert Museum.

All night long, Nuit Blanchers can view moving images created from archival photographs of Dr. T.G. and Lillian Hamilton's investigations of psychic phenomena in their Winnipeg home between 1918 and 1945. See the Hamiltons' ectoplasm brought to life! 

Weddings, An invitation to the past

Winnipeg, Manitoba

https://culturedays.ca/en/2016-activities/view/57b0a934-4e8c-4105-8acb-05e04c4a89be

Heritage — Hands-On Activity

This Nuit Blanche, The Costume Museum of Canada celebrates love and marriage by showcasing wedding apparel from the 1940's. This preview of our October exhibit, Weddings, An invitation to the past, will showcase the changes in clothing styles from the during the war to the post war victory styles. All welcome.