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.
Daly House Museum is excited to announce our upcoming summer project and fall exhibit Spectacles Then and Now: A Century of Recreational Activities in Brandon and Western Manitoba.
The project is a special Canada 150th exhibit that will explore the recreational and community activities of Brandon and Western Manitoba citizens around 1910. It will compare how those activities and the community has changed over the past one hundred years.
Daly House Museum holds a significant collection of photographs from c. 1910 depicting Brandon and rural area activities including Dominion Day sporting events, First Nations demonstrations at the Brandon Summer Fair, the Brandon Lawn Tennis Club and trips to the Pelican Lake resort at Ninette, Manitoba. These historic and one of a kind photographs provide a unique opportunity to develop an exhibit that explores the social lives of Brandon and Western Manitoba citizens during when Brandon and the province was changing into the modern age. The exhibit is also an opportunity to explore the importance of these activities in today’s society and how social norms related to these activities has changed.
Our goals for this exhibit is to display the historic images with supporting archival documents and artifacts beside modern images, stories and loaned artifacts to create an exhibit that highlights the following themes Sports Events, Country Excursions and Activities, Clubs, and Community Fairs.
As a fun add-on to this exhibit, we are extending a fun contest through social media to the public. More information can be found on our Facebook page
As a part of our community’s celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Daly House will hold a special opening for the public when the exhibit opens in October 2017. The exhibit will be displayed from October 10, 2017 to February 3, 2018.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Brandon Area Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast.
Daly House Museum to bring “Paint Nite”, newest recreational Trend, to Prairie Firehouse
Do you need a night out to relax with friends? Would you like to combine your night out with artistic flair and take home a painting you have created yourself? Then Paint Nite is the event for you.
On May 11 at the Prairie Firehouse on Princess, Paint Nite will be in Brandon. A facilitator will provide canvass, brushes, and paint and will walk you through the creation of your own “take-away” masterpiece. No artistic ability or experience is needed! While you are there, you may order drinks and food from the regular menu.
“It’s a great opportunity for a mother-daughter experience,” explains Shari Dressler, Board member for Daly House Museum and organizer for the event. “Coming right after Mother’s Day, the event makes a great gift” The event is not just for mothers and daughters. It’s an opportunity for anyone, of any age, to socialize with friends over a fun activity, while supporting the Daly house Museum.
“Paint Nite” is an international organization formed to help non-profit organizations with their fundraising efforts. The cost for the event is $45, of which $15 goes directly to Daly house. The fee includes all supplies and the services of a facilitator. The event begins at 7 PM and runs about 2 hours. Registration must be made in advance through Paint Nite’s website, https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1172753. Dressler adds that if people need help navigating the Paint Nite site they can call Eileen at the Museum (204-727-1722) for assistance. “Paint Nite tends to sell out quickly, adds Dressler, “so sign up as soon as possible. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to support your local museum.”