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Museum offering whimsical clay display

The Musée Morinville Museum has a new exhibition running until the middle of August that offers a humorous look at animal life. Titled Life on Earthenware, Medicine Hat artist Annette ten Cate has provided 17 sculptures that show animals participating in human activities. […]

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Musée Morinville Museum accredited until 2022

Nestled in the back of St. Jean Baptiste Park is the Musée Morinville Museum, home to the community’s rich cultural heritage and history. Museum staff are pretty excited these days, but it’s not necessarily about any new exhibits coming to the museum; it’s because the museum has just received some important provincial recognition. […]

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Museum has history licked with interactive stamp and bank notes display

Voices From the Engraver is an exhibition produced by the Bank of Canada’s Museum in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History. The exhibit will be in Morinville at the Musée Morinville Museum until Aug. 22.

Sir Sanford Fleming designed Canada’s first postage stamp in 1851, referred to as the three penny beaver. It was the world’s first official stamp to depict an animal rather than an authority figure. […]

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Museum seeks 3.1 per cent funding request increase

The Musée Morinville Museum is looking for another $3000 in funding this year, a 3.1 per cent increase from the $94,000 requested last year.

Murray Knight, Treasurer for the Musée Morinville Museum, presented the Historical and Cultural Society’s Proposed Operating Budget for 2016 to Council during their Oct. 13 Committee of the Whole meeting. […]

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MPES students enjoy museum’s Christmas display

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – Getting to ride a 100-year-old saddle and making some crafts were some of the activities Morinville Public Elementary Preschool’s Enrichment Program enjoyed at the Musée Morinville Museum tour Dec. 16. A miniature town, vintage Barbie doll, 1950s dolls, Christmas decorations from the 1920s and 1930s, and a living room with a gramophone and tree decorated with small candles and popcorn were all part of the student’s history lesson… […]