Heritage Harvest 2020

A few photos from Heritage Harvest on Saturday, 29 August, a joint fundraiser between the Manitoba Agricultural Museum and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, in which a field of wheat was harvested using antique farm equipment. Thanks to all who participated in making the event a rousing success!

Relic Run 2020

Our inaugural Relic Run took place on July 24 and 25, 2020. Participants enjoyed a leisurely drive on country roads (and some pavement) in the scenic countryside south of the museum, a great lunch and rest at a family Century Farm site. After the return to the museum, there were Tractor Games, including blindfold straight drive, reverse steering obstacle course, barrel roll, four-wheel wagon backing, slow race, and chain pull into a box, to name a few.

Tractors on the Relic Run 2020 (photo by Gordon Goldsborough)
Cars and trucks on the Relic Run 2020 (photo by Gordon Goldsborough)
Relic Runners pass through Austin on the way back to the Museum (photo by Gordon Goldsborough)
A lineup of Relic Runners in 2020 (photo by Gordon Goldsborough)

Silent Auction for American Paint Horse Gelding

Once again, Linwood Equine Ranch has generously donated a registered American Paint Horse gelding as a fundraiser for the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede. This is the seventh annual auction and we are grateful for their support.

Sold for $1,200!

Congratulations to our buyer Sara all the way from Saskatchewan. Thank you to all bidders for supporting the museum, especially at this difficult time.

Welcome Back!

We are excited to announce when we will be reopening our grounds to the public, on Friday, May 29, 2020!

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum grounds and open storage spaces will be accessible again to the public with reduced hours and new safety measures. At this time, the buildings of the Homesteaders’ Village and the museum indoor exhibits will remain closed to walk-ins and will be accessible on reservation only. We are also creating opportunities to rediscover the museum and explore our grounds in new ways.

Enjoy the grounds and our newly created heritage trails to reconnect with a fun agricultural heritage experience while getting lots of fresh air.

Members exclusive (membership card required)

Friday, May 22 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 23 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

General public reopening

Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Starting Friday, May 29.
Individuals from vulnerable groups are invited to contact the museum to set up times outside of these hours to visit the museum safely.

Special admission price

$4 for six years old and above (free under five years) or $15 family price (two adults and up to four children)
Free admission to RM of North Norfolk residents until June 13 (ID required)

Museum office hours

The Museum office will serve its members and customers from Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please note that last-minute changes might occur due to the many adjustments needed in this context. Do not hesitate to send an email or leave a voicemail; all will be answered.

Staying safe together

Our visitors, volunteers and staff’s health and safety are our priority. To ensure all remain safe, new protocols will be in place, following the government guidelines.

  • All visitors, including members and volunteers, are to report to the gift shop.
  • Staff, volunteers and patrons must self-screen before entering the museum grounds.
  • Out of respect for our staff, volunteers, and community, we ask that guests with flu- or cold-like symptoms please remain at home.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) is to be maintained at all times when on site. The occupancy of the gift shop is restricted to two customers.
  • Hand-sanitation and increased cleaning practices of our gift shop, washrooms and other high-touch surfaces are in place.
  • Cashless and no-contact payment is preferred.
  • Staff and patrons are welcome to wear self-provided masks. Reusable masks will be made available for a small fee at the gift shop.

Thank you for your support as we implement these protocols. They will be evaluated and adjusted as needed in the next weeks. We are excited to welcome you again and to see you soon!

66th Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede cancellation

For 65 years the Manitoba Agricultural Museum has taken great pride in welcoming visitors to the annual Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede, Canada’s largest pioneer festival and a Manitoba STAR Celebration. The health and safety of the more than 11,000 visitors, volunteers and supporters that come to our grounds to experience this unique heritage festival every summer is our paramount concern.

As such, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 66th Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede, which was scheduled for July 23-26, 2020. After reviewing the rules for large public gatherings in the provincial government’s revised Public Health Orders it is clear our festival cannot proceed in 2020 nor provide the quality of experience that our visitors expect.

We thank everyone for their support and kind words as we have worked through this difficult decision.

Although we are not able to gather this year, we look forward to the return of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede July 29 – August 1, 2021.

For the Manitoba Agricultural Museum this event is not just a festival. It is part of our history and our main annual fundraiser to support our efforts to bring Prairie heritage to life. If you would like to support the museum in lieu of attending the 2020 festival, consider making a financial donation to the museum or attending our museum programs when we can gather again!

Stay Well and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2021!


Angie Klym

Gerry Currie
2020 Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede Chair