Calendar of events - 2018
- Archaeology in the Garden: Recreation in the Red River Settlement
Join Seven Oaks House Museum in celebrating our second annual Archaeology in the Garden. Enjoy light refreshments and baked goods while learning about what was found during University of Manitoba's month-long archaeological excavation of the grounds of Seven Oaks House by Dr. Bruggencate in our garden, followed by an exclusive guided tour of some of the most valuable items found in the historic Inkster residence. Find out what families like the Inksters did for recreation and fun, and learn more about the Seven Oaks grounds and local history.
For one night only these artifacts will be on display to the public, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity!
- Paranormal Investigation (July 20; August 24)
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. Try our new VIP tickets this year for a more personal experience.
- Spirits of Seven Oaks - A Haunted Walking Tour
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.
- The Case at the Edge of the Woods (September 21 & 22)
This live theatre experience based on a true Manitoba crime story will be be unique, filled with intrigue, laughs, and suspense! Led by charming detectives, you're on the move and will encounter various characters, discover clues and help solve a murder mystery.
Uncover what happened to Eddie Kendrick, local Park Warden for Riding Mountain National Park. Based on a true story from 1932.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.