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Exploring Victorians Sunday Lecture Series (Winter/Spring 2018)

February 4th - He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Fortune-Telling in The Victorian Era with Ines Bonacossa. This is the very first lecture in this 2018 Winter/Spring series. To find out more , click on this link:  "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"

February 25th - Our Intern Curator Allisa Venema will be showcasing her research on Victorian-era cosmetics and cosmetic companies that are still making products today - minus the lead!. Included is a Victorian beauty regime demo! For more info go to "The Victorian Art of Making Up"

March 11th - Ines Bonacossa will return with an illustrative talk about the most delicate of Victorian subjects...BLOOMERS! Victorians and The Call of Nature.

March 25th - Linda McDowell, who delivered a talk on "Mothers and Others" of the women's suffrage movement last May, is back with "The Weaker Sex”? Not in Manitoba! 2018 is  shaping up as a year for women being active in the social and political areas – all over the world.  What a great time to remind people of all of those strong and adventurous women in the past who were part of Manitoba’s history – from strong Indigenous woman like Thanadelthur, Charlotte Small Thompson and Annie Bannatyne to the Grey Nuns, Mary Jones, Mary Dyma, Rose Cherniak Alcin, Linda Ballantyne, Inez Stevenson and all the other women who broke the rules to become early lawyers, doctors, business women, political leaders, newspaper editors and more!

April 15th - Heard It Through The Grapevine: Art Nouveau Reaches DalnavertOur own Susan Moffatt will be joining us with a two-part lecture on Art Nouveau, a style popular in the late Victorian period. This first part will show and tell about the evolution and main elements of the style and its more famous and dedicated practitioners.  

April 29th - Susan Moffatt takes us into Dalnavert proper to explore Art Nouveau-inspired interiors and pieces in our collection with Heard It Through The Grapevine: Art Nouveau Reaches Dalnavert Part Deux.

All lectures take place Sundays at 1:30pm. Lectures include coffee, tea, and sweet treats.

Each individual lecture is $15.00 general and $12.00 for members.


Buy a 6 pack of Exploring Victorians Lecture Series and get one free!
With the discount, the lectures are $75 general or $60 for members!

20% off (only $48) for members when you sign up before Sunday Feb.4th!

Not a member? You still get an early bird deal: 10% off ($67.50) when you sign up before Sunday Feb 4th! 

Register at or call 204-943-2835