Calendar of events - 2018
- Archaeology in the Garden (August 10th)
Join us in our garden as we celebrate Seven Oaks House Museum's 60th anniversary and explore the history that lies beneath your feet.
This spring, Seven Oaks House hosted a dig by the University of Manitoba's Archaeological Field School, who excavated in the park surrounding Winnipeg's oldest home. They uncovered hundreds of unique artifacts that can tell us about life along the Red River and the Inkster family who lived on this land for more than 80 years.
For one night only these artifacts will be on display to the public, and will offer a special glimpse into Winnipeg's past.
- Introduction to Métis Beadwork (August 19; September 2)
Participants will be introduced to the history of Métis style beadwork in an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of our collection. We will then learn the fundamentals to make our own floral pouches and pin-cushions.
- Paranormal Investigation (July 13 & 14; August 17 & 18; September 14 & 15)
Uncover the truth behind stories of spirits and strange happenings at the Museum. The Winnipeg Paranormal Group will guide participants and offer hands-on experience with the technological and metaphysical techniques used for their investigations.
- Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk’s Barbecue in the Park (August 26th)
Our local Member of Parliament's free community BBQ is back, and bigger than ever! Join us for free food, live entertainment, an artisans' market, reenactments, and tours of Winnipeg's oldest home.
- Spirits of Seven Oaks - A Haunted Walking Tour (August 24 & 25, September 8 & 9, more TBA)
Returning after two years of sold-out tours, the Spirits of Seven Oaks are ready to spook again.
Rumoured to be Winnipeg's oldest haunted house, the mysterious occurrences around Seven Oaks are tied up in one of the darkest chapters of our city's history.
Each night begins with a walking tour through the mysterious history of the Seven Oaks neighbourhood led by Matthew Komus, author of Haunted Winnipeg.
Those brave enough will return to explore Seven Oaks House by candlelight, and hear about the paranormal activity at the museum.
- Doors Open Winnipeg (May 26 - 27)
Why not start your tour of Winnipeg's built heritage where it all began? Visit the oldest home in the city, and one of the oldest buildings in the province.
Tours will be offered from 11:00 - 5:00.
- Visit with the People of Red River (June 1st)
An immersive, living history school program that brings lessons to life. Crafts, games and learning activities are led by Red River Settlement period re-enactors (Manitoba Living History Society). Best suited for classes and home-school students in grades 4-7.
For more information, or to register your class, click here.
- Historical Cycling Tours (June 23rd)
Historically focused bicycle tours led by the curator of Seven Oaks House Museum and our partners Bike Winnipeg. We'll trace the course of the scenic Red River, as we visit the significant buildings and places that shaped our city’s early history.