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Adoption

The Museum is pleased to offer our volunteers the opportunity to “adopt” a building in the Homesteaders’ Village for the season. Responsibilities and information can be found at this link: Village Adoption Information

Several buildings have already been adopted, with the following still available:

– Blacksmith Shop
– Grain Elevator – 1905
Grist Mill
– Livery Feed & Sale
Railway Station – 1890
Shoe & Harness Repair Shop

The Museum has a number of artifacts that are available for adoption. Adoption means the artifact will be assigned to you and you are then the sole person to repair, upkeep and operate this artifact. In limited circumstances the artifact may be removed from Museum property in the adoptee’s care and possession for repair and painting. The Museum has a number of rare artifacts that are not found elsewhere so adoption is an opportunity to preserve an artifact of importance, make a contribution to preservation of Manitoba and prairie history and enjoy yourself while doing so.

The adoption process is relatively easy. To adopt one should contact the Museum office and indicate your interest in a certain piece. The Museum office will direct you to the proper committee who can determine if the piece is already subject to a prior adoption and, if so, the status of this adoption. If the piece has not been adopted already then it is available. If it has been adopted the status of this adoption needs to be clarified as to the activity of the adopters. As a number of Museum artifacts are quite rare, the qualifications of the people applying to adopt need to be made clear to the Museum. In the case of steam operation, as well as holding provincial certification, one has to serve an apprenticeship with the Museum’s stream committee.


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Donations

To donate an artifact, the owner of the artifact should send to the Museum:
• a picture of the artifact
• serial number of the artifact if this exists
• a description of the artifact
• who is donating the artifact
• where the artifact is located

With these details in hand the Museum staff can determine if the artifact fits into the Museum collection and make recommendations to the Museum’s Board of Directors in regards to acceptance.

How to donate money.

The Museum accepts donations of money in memory of a museum member. Donations in memory can be designated to go to:
• A specific Museum project
• The Manitoba Agricultural Museum Foundation
• The Manitoba Agricultural Museum’s general revenue account.

As well the Museum accepts donations of money from the public and volunteer community. These donations can also be allocated to:
• A specific Museum project
• The Manitoba Agricultural Museum Foundation
• The Manitoba Agricultural Museum’s general revenue account.

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum is a registered charity and any donations of money made to the museum will result in the donor receiving a registered charity tax receipt from the Museum.


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Sponsorship

Benefits of becoming a sponsor of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum has been a fixture in the province involved in the preservation of Manitoba’s agricultural heritage since 1953. As well as preservation, the Museum is moving towards the interpretation of Manitoba agricultural past in order to explain to the current population the activities carried out in pioneer agriculture, how this pioneer era shaped the development of Manitoba and continues to do so to this day. The Museum has a base of over 500 volunteers. Including events at the museum, the museum sees 20,000 visitors a year to the museum. Becoming a sponsor results in the sponsor gaining exposure through mention of the sponsor in the brochure which has wide distribution within Manitoba and signage on the Museum grounds during the Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede.

There are a various levels of Sponsorship with associated benefits and signage:

Gold Sponsor ($3,000 and higher)
– 2 Museum Memberships
– 3 x 8 Ft Banner displayed at major events (sponsor supplied)
– Verbal Promotion during Vintage Parade and Rodeo events
– 12 Invitations to Reunion
– VIP Rodeo Seating

Silver Sponsor ($2,000 to $2,999)
– 1 Museum Membership
– 3 X 8 Ft Banner displayed at major events (sponsor supplied)
– Verbal Promotion during Vintage Parade and Rodeo events
– 8 Invitations to Reunion
– VIP Rodeo Seating

Bronze Sponsor ($1,000 to $1,999)
– 3 X 8 Ft Banner displayed at major events (sponsor supplied)
– 4 Invitations to Reunion
– VIP Rodeo Seating

Musical Entertainment ($500)
– Verbal promotion during Daily Parade and evening Rodeo
– Pre-event mention in media advertising
– Choose from a variety of venues.

Just the Stampede
Single Event

– 8 x 3 Chute Gates Sign – $500
– 8 x 3 Fence Banner – $300
– 4 x 3 Fence Banner – $200
– Event Sponsor $100

Sponsor an Equipment Shed ($1000 per year)
– 2 Museum Memberships
– Name and Logo prominently displayed on sponsored shed.
– 4 invitations to Reunion
– VIP Rodeo seating

Note: Sponsoring an Equipment Shed is a 5-year commitment.

Shuttles (operated during Reunion time only)
– Business name and logo prominently displayed
– Shuttles are rented to other communities at their request. Signage remains on the shuttles during these rentals.
– Half of one side – 10 x 2 – $250
– Full Length of one side – 20 x 2 – $500

Open Sponsorship

How would you like to sponsor?

How to become a sponsor?

For further information on Sponsorship and how to become a Sponsor, please contact the Museum Office at 204-637-2354.


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Volunteering

How to Volunteer at the Museum

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum is always looking for volunteers for various activities at the museum, so come on out, participate in various activities and join in the companionship at the Museum. The Museum in particular needs people with the following interests and / or skills:

-Painting and carpentry skill are needed for general maintenance projects.

-Research and writing skills for

a) the interpretation projects

b) press releases

c) museum marketing and promotion committee

– People skills for delivery of interpretation for the museum’s various displays and artifacts.

– Photographers for promotional and press release images.

You will meet a wide variety of interesting people, participate in activities that you may never have the opportunity to engaged in elsewhere, contribute to the preservation of Manitoba and prairie history.

Please fill out the form below to be contacted for volunteering opportunities:

Member Email Address Submission

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