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Transcona Museum


Business No: 119268449RR0001

Our Mission: to preserve and promote the community spirit of Transcona through sharing our history and stories for the benefit of all.

Transcona Museum


Our Mission

Our Mission: to preserve and promote the community spirit of Transcona through sharing our history and stories for the benefit of all.

Our Vision: the heart of Transcona's vibrant history and culture.

About the Transcona Museum

Established in 1967, the Transcona Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the community heritage of Transcona and the surrounding Springfield district through our collections and archives, exhibitions, and programs. Our yearly rotating displays feature the history of the community, railroad industry, settler life, Indigenous cultures, and the natural history of the area. The museum is located at 141 Regent Avenue West, the site of a historic 1925 building that originally served as the Bank of Toronto and later the Transcona Municipal Office.

The Board of Directors oversees the activities of the Transcona Museum and promotes special events to serve the needs of the community and to encourage awareness of community heritage. 

We acknowledge that the Transcona Museum is located on ancestral lands, on Treaty One Territory. These lands are the National Homeland of the Red River Métis. Our drinking water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.

Your generous donation will be used to support one of the selected projects. Your support will also ensure that the museum will continue to enhance Transcona's community spirit through the sharing of our history and stories for the benefit of all. 

These areas of museum activity need your support:

Collections & Conservation: donations will be used to help maintain our archives and artifact collections. This includes digitization projects, re-housing of materials, and procurement of archival and conservation supplies. All of which will enable the museum to continue to care for our diverse collection. 

Exhibit Planning & Production: your donation will go towards the planning and production of new exhibitions at the museum. The Transcona Museum typically changes our main exhibition every year, has three offsite display case locations that are changed quarterly and the Remembrance Exhibition displayed in Centre Court at Kildonan Place during Remembrance Week.

CN 2747 Preservation: Donations to CN 2747 will help with future maintenance and upkeep of the CN 2747 enclosure structure and the historic locomotive. CN 2747 is the museum's largest and heaviest artifact. Please note that 10% of all donations received to this area are placed in our endowment fund.

Programming: Donations are used to create, run, and distribute programs for children, teens, adults, seniors and families for low cost or free. Programs include virtual and in-house activities, including KidsQuest, Craft with Us, Walking Tours, Small Talks, and Manitoba Curriculum-connected programs.   

Development Fund:  Donations go toward the future development of the museum, such as funding for future expansion and other museum initiatives. It will also be used to ensure that the Museum collections will continue to enhance our community’s history so that all generations will benefit.

General Fund: Donations made to the General Fund are used throughout the museum in areas of current need as determined by the Board of Directors.

Note: Starting 1 January 2021, 10% of all donations received for the CN 2747 will be placed in our endowment fund for future maintenance and upkeep of the CN 2747 structure and historic locomotive.




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