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Craft Narratives from Rural Manitoba

  • Dates:July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 ( Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:C2 Centre for Craft
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Times:From: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Admission:No admission
  • Address: 1-329 Cumberland Avenue Winnipeg, MB
  • Contact: Andrea Reichert
  • Phone: (204) 615-3951
  • Email:Send Email
  • Website:Visit Website
  • Region: Winnipeg
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Craft Narratives from Rural Manitoba

March 27 - December 31, 2020
Evening reception: April 3, 2020 | 5-9pm

C2 Centre for Craft Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12-4pm

For inhabitants of rural Manitoba in the twentieth century, handicrafts were not hobbies but solutions to the difficulties of isolated agriculturalism. Craft skills could provide rural families with economic stability and greater self-sufficiency. Programs promoting craft equipped rural women with the knowledge and skills to improve the standard of living in their households and communities, and provided an avenue into political engagement.

Craft Narratives from Rural Manitoba recounts the history of four organizations who made craft instruction and equipment accessible to people in rural Manitoba from the 1930s-1990s: Spin-Well Manufacturing Co., Mary Maxim, the Searle Grain Company, and the Women’s Institutes of Manitoba.

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Craft Narratives from Rural Manitoba
  • (204) 615-3951
  • 1-329 Cumberland Avenue
  • Winnipeg, MB