Beautiful Plains Museum opening for summer season

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By Stacy Makyeyeva

Beautiful Plains Museum

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Was fashion always a big deal, or is it only cool to keep up with trends today? How did kids complete school assignments without computers before? Why were the first cameras so big and what did photographers need to know in the past? Find out answers to these questions and lots more when you visit the museum this summer!

My name is Stacey Makyeyeva, and I am the summer curator at the Beautiful Plains Museum this year. I am a third-year science education major at Maranatha Baptist University in Wisconsin. In my free time I like to be outside with my family, hike, run, and play board games.

This year at the museum you can expect to see new displays, find activities like old fashioned games for kids, old family records and pictures, and the impact and artifacts of Indigenous people from the past. Whether you have only half an hour or an afternoon to tour the museum, it is worth it to stop by. 

If you have lived in the Beautiful Plains area your whole life and are able to trace back when your ancestors settled here, then you may find records, pictures, or memories. On the other hand, if you have only lived in the area for a couple years, or are a newcomer, you can go back in time and see what Neepawa, and the surrounding area, was like. There are old photographs of what Mountain Avenue used to look like before people drove cars!

The museum is now open Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. And starting in July on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting in July. If you have general questions feel free to call us at 204-476-3896, or after hours at 204-212-2723. We are located on 91 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB. Hope to see you explore and learn new things about the past!