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.
Note: Starting 1 January 2021, 10% of all donations received for CN 2747 and the Get On Board campaign will be placed in our endowment fund for future maintenance and upkeep of the CN 2747 structure and historic locomotive.
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 are that changed quarterly and Remembrance Exhibition that is displayed in Centre Court at Kildonan Place during Remembrance Week. A new exhibition is produced every 4-5 years.
2747 Save the Engine / Get On Board: The museum's largest and heaviest artifact needs your support. All donations go towards the preservation of the engine. Currently, we are undergoing a capital campaign to build a protective enclosure around the engine. Your donation will go towards our capital campaign. 10% of all donations received to this area are placed in or endowment fund for the future maintenance and upkeep of the CN2747 structure and locomotive
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 actives, KidsQuest, TransconaQuest Drop-Ins, Walking Tours Small Talks, Manitoba Curriculum connected programs.
Development Fund: Donations go toward the future development of the museum such as funding for the 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.