Spectacles Then and Now: A Century of Recreational Activities in Brandon and Western Manitoba

First Nation Performers at Brandon Summer Fair c.1910

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.

 

 

Brandon Turf Club Races c.1910

 

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

Pelican Lake Beach c.1910

 

 

 

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.

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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