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Celebrate Mayor Daly’s 165th Birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Thomas Mayne Daly was Brandon’s first mayor, and lived with his family in what is today the Daly House Museum. He started one of the first law firms in Brandon that still exists today!  The law firm of Meighen Haddad, today’s descendants of Thomas Daly’s law firm, are generously sponsoring this event so that citizens of Brandon can enjoy the party at no charge.  Featuring games and musical entertainment, the celebration begins at 7 PM on August 16 (Thomas Daly’s actual birthday) in the garden.  There will also be displays and birthday cake.  It’s an event the entire family can enjoy.

Admission is free, but entrants must have a ticket, obtainable from the museum.  Please hurry to order yours, since attendance is limited.  For more information, or to pick up your tickets, please call the museum at 204-727-1722.

Introducing: Renate Toews, Collections Assistant.

My name is Renate Toews, and I am one of the summer interns at the Daly House Museum for the summer of 2017. I am originally from Brandon, and I am currently finishing my degree as a Religion major and History minor at Brandon University. This is my first year interning at the museum, and as the collections assistant I will be cataloguing data and artifacts throughout the museum to improve the overall experience of the Daly House. As well as updating our database, I will be giving tours throughout the summer of the Daly House!

I am extremely excited to be a part of the Daly House Museum, and I hope to see you all through the museum this summer!

Introducing: Megan Maybroda, Heritage Interpreter.

My name is Megan Maybroda and I am one of the summer interns at the Daly House Museum. I am originally from Brandon, and I am currently studying a history major at the University of Manitoba. This is my first year at the museum, and I will be doing research for an upcoming exhibit for the Daly Birthday Party on August 16th, 2017. The party is celebrating the 165th Birthday of Thomas Daly and Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation. As well as the exhibit, I will be giving tours of the Daly House this summer. I am extremely excited for my summer at the Daly House, as local history fascinates me!

For the exhibit I am working on, I am exploring and researching the history behind Brandon’s very first law firm- started by Thomas M. Daly and George R. Coldwell, which is presently Meighen Haddad LLP. Through the years, the law firm has seen many partners and witnessed Brandon transform into what it is today.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Daly Birthday Party in August and through the museum this summer!

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