Strike 1919: Our Cause is Just

Curated by alexandra kroeger

Running May 1 - september 29 during open hours

Free Admission

An exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.

Dalnavert Museum has a unique connection with the 1919 General Strike through its former owner Sir Hugh John Macdonald who was the Police Magistrate during this time and firmly against the strike.

The exhibit uses this connection and the strike to explore issues such as justice, authority, violence, and how we can change the world. Our partners The Costume Museum of Canada and The Winnipeg Police Museum help tell this story through artifacts, period clothing and even items from the strike itself!

important dates

Wednesday, May 1: Exhibit Opening — 12:00 PM

Friday, May 3: Exhibit Opening Reception — 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the opening of Strike 1919: Our Cause is Just with a beer & chips / wine & cheese reception! Come in after work or stop in on your way to enjoy other First Friday events.

Sunday, May 5: Companion Lecture, Part I with Professor Julie Guard — 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Professor Julie Guard (University of Manitoba) explores women’s work before, during, and after the Winnipeg General Strike. $15 ($12 for members).

Sunday, May 19: Companion Lecture, Part II with Harriet Zaidman — 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Harriet Zaidman, author of City on Strike, discusses her research and her new novel. $15 ($12 for members).

This exhibit is in partnership with:

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Thank you to our sponsors:

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