The City of Brandon and the BGMA are located on Treaty 2 territory and the shared traditional lands of Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene, Anishinaabeg, and is the homeland of the Métis nation.
The Brandon General Museum & Archives was formed in 2007 by the City of Brandon, Manitoba. The museum officially opened on July 15th, 2011, after much support from the city and community.
Today we are governed by a board of directors, made up of three City Councillors, and community members. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching downtown and showcasing this city’s valuable history. Our mission is to collect, conserve, study, exhibit and interpret historic and heritage materials relating to the City of Brandon and its place within the history of Southwestern Manitoba.
We are currently located in the original Manitoba Government Services (now known as BellMTS) building in downtown Brandon on 9th Street across from the historic A.E. McKenzie Seeds block. We are surrounded by local history and are also home to the B. J. Hales Natural History Collection, a taxidermy collection featuring Manitoba fauna.
The City of Brandon, along with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Western Manitoba Regional Library and BGMA are working toward a new Cultural Hub building downtown, for more information, click here.
Please also see 3 Things People Don’t Know About the BGMA
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2023 Board of Directors
Brent Chamberlain, Chair
Lynn Whidden, Vice Chair
Danielle Hrabok, Secretary
Barb Andrew, Treasurer
Councillor Shaun Cameron
Councillor Heather Karrouze
Dr. Sajjad Rao
Councillor Jason Splett