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The History – Part 1 –
Everyone and Every Place has a story – The Dalnavert Museum is not any different. If only those walls could talk….
Originally built in 1895 The Dalnavert Museum was the home of Sir Hugh J. MacDonald and his family. Hugh was the only son of the First Prime Minister of Canada, John A. MacDonald.
This week on episode 21, our Audio Curators, Jas and Sher record LIVE From the veranda of the Prestigious Dalnavert Museum for Doors Open Winnipeg 2019! This year also marks the 100 year anniversary of the infamous Winnipeg General Strike – 1919 to 2019, in which Sir Hugh MacDonald played a role in the opposition of said strike. The gals explore all the history and mystery that lies beyond the restored red brick walls of the most beautiful Victorian home in the city, which is now funded, operated and supported by The Friends of the Dalnavert foundation. Please see their website for more details and on how you can help to keep this house alive www.friendsofdalnavert.ca
Aside from telling stories about the lives of the MacDonalds, the original home occupants, Jas and Sher also discuss how Ghost Stories at Christmastime not Halloween, was the main source of entertainment during the Victorian era.
As well – a HUGE scream-out (our version of a shout-out) to a few people that need to be recognized for their assistance and showing us the ‘Ghost Love’
-Jeff @ Floodway Printing – for the BEAUTIFUL podcast t-shirts
-Galaxy Printing that made our show banner
-Sher – never last or least – for revamping our Spektor 2.0
-Michaela de Vasconcelos for her patience as we kept getting her name wrong repeatedly. If you would like to contact her for a reading, email us and we’ll pass along her info.
-Kristen @ Square Peg Tours – We found you!!! Thanks for the powerful, informative and amazing ½ hr interview which will be on an upcoming episode – see, we aren’t stalkers, just excited podcasters!
-Thanks to our friend Jenn J. – our official videographer for helping us out, keeping us sober, and filling in for Sher – Cheers!
– A further ‘Thanks’ to Mel G. for her heart filled and heart breaking story of love on connecting with her deceased brother.
And above all – THANK YOU to Thomas, manager at The Dalnavert Museum for allowing us to come down and record – you and your staff are truly amazing in all you do to inform and involve the community about 61 Carlton St. Thanks for making us feel ‘At Home’. We hope you will have us back – even after hearing our antics – ghost girls just wanna have fun!
We apologize for the wind interference of this recording, but stay tuned for Part 2 – The Interviews portion of the LIVE recordings from The Dalnavert Museum in the next couple of weeks!