Eskimo Museum has a collection of Inuit carvings and artifacts that are among the finest and oldest in the world dating from Pre-Dorset (1700 B.C.) through Dorset, Thule and modern Inuit times. Manitoba Heritage Council plaques commemorate the presence of Pre-Dorset and Dorset peoples who lived in this area from 3000 to 1000 B.C. The gift shop specializes in northern books, Canadian Inuit art, unique postcards, art cards, stationery and local wildberry preserves. Open year-round, in summer, Monday, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m.- noon and 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; in winter, Monday to Saturday, 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.; closed Sundays and holidays. Groups of 10 or more by advance reservation. Donations accepted. Tel. 204-675-2030; fax: 204-675-2140.