Moncur Gallery | About
The Moncur Gallery is located in Boissevain, Manitoba. It hosts a variety of displays, fascinating original paintings, models of archaeological work, a map of the area during the time of transition from First nation to European dominance.
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About

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he Moncur Gallery opened in 1986, showcasing a wide variety of artifacts of which most are from the private collection of Bill Moncur.  This collection took a lifetime to gather and shows the great esteem that Bill had for the history of his hometown and the area.  The Gallery acts as a centre for information on artifacts found in the area by interested persons.  Donations of artifacts are also accepted, allowing the Moncur collection to be enriched by other amateur archaeologists.

 

Education is the primary goal of the Gallery, the self-guiding layout welcomes those who prefer to wander through at their own pace.  Visitors can arrange for guided tours.  As well the Gallery has developed an education kit on the very early history of the area, intended for school use and adapted to several age groups.  Please see our Contact information for a tour.

 

A variety of displays, fascinating original paintings, models of archaeological work, a map of the area during the time of transition from First nation to European dominance, a video interview with Mr. Moncur, and an illustrated time line, enhance the value of the collection and make it a unique and wonderful experience of discovery for people of all ages.

 

 

The Moncur Gallery – Peoples of the Plains Inc. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of:

 

Manitoba Heritage Grants Advisory Council

in 2008-2011 for the purchase of the Past Perfect Software and automation of the museum’s data and records and in 2013 for the development of an updated website to promote the Gallery and the collections
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Province of Manitoba
for their ongoing support.
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Manitoba Metis Federation Inc.

in 2010-2011 for offering summer employment to a student with Metis heritage.
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Boissevain & Morton Foundation Inc.

for past financial support and for financial assistance in 2014 to renovate the Gallery’s space at the new location and in 2016 for a display mural.

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Municipality of Boissevain – Morton

for ongoing support.

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Government of Canada

for their financial support through Canada Summer Jobs to hire a Summer Student in 2014.

Manitoba Community Services Council

for financial support in 2016 to upgrade the building security system.

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The following Manitoba museums also display collections relating to Manitoba history & First Nation history:

 

A special thanks to the Boissevain Community Archives for the use of numerous photos throughout the website.