Is the museum reopening on May 4?
The Manitoba Agricultural Museum team is still working on deciding a reopening date. The safety of our staff and guests is our utmost priority; we are currently preparing our reopening with revised procedures to ensure all individuals coming on grounds remain safe and healthy!
Is the Museum open to the volunteers at this time?
At this time, the museum doors are still closed to the public. Volunteers are only allowed on grounds for specific maintenance tasks and are to contact the museum office to schedule their work. The museum put in place procedures to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers and staff. The procedures are subject to change at any time, as the situation progresses, so please feel free to contact the museum office to know if you can come and volunteer and under which conditions!
Can volunteers bring their campers to set up and camp?
At this time, we are not allowing volunteers to camp on the grounds. We are working on an opening plan so please come back to check information!
Why is the MTRS cancelled?
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.
With MTRS cancelled, why would I buy a membership?
A Manitoba Agricultural Museum membership offers a number of advantages in addition to admission to the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede:
- full voting rights at Membership Meetings, including the Annual General Meeting
- admission to the grounds and buildings during museum regular hours (does not include special events)
- admission to 5 other Manitoba Signature Museums: New Iceland Museum in Gimli, Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum in Brandon, Musée de Saint Boniface Museum in Winnipeg, Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach and Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden.
- e-newsletters to keep you in touch with the museum
- members’ discounts on facility rentals and winter storage
Can I get a refund if I have paid for a campsite/golf cart rental/tradeshow booth?
All of our patrons will be contacted with information on options for refund of their payment. If you have any concern, please feel free to reach out to the museum office!
What is the date of the 2021 MTRS?
We are excited to begin planning for the 2021 MTRS that will be held July 29 – August 1.
What is happening at the museum this year? Are there any events happening?
At this time, our Manitoba Day programming is moving online, our Mother’s Day Quilt Show has been cancelled and our AGM and Senior’s Day event are being postponed indefinitely. The planning for our other events, Harvest Fun Day, Culture Days and Winter Wonderland is continuing, with necessary adjustments due to social distancing protocols. The museum is continuing to monitor the situation and will make decisions on the Fall events when more information becomes available.
The museum will continue growing its online presence and social media programming to reach out to audiences that might not be able to come to us in the current context. We will be exploring new opportunities for smaller events or programming as the situation evolves, to continue offering fun experiences while ensuring all are safe!
I have been a regular visitor over the past several years, how can I help the organization?
There are many ways to support the museum! Whether you want to be an ambassador on social media, attend future events and programming opportunities beyond this year, or considering supporting the museum financially. Contact the museum office or check our webpage for more information on how to donate!