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Recent news releases

Mandela exhibition extended until October

Winnipeg - January 3, 2019

Family tour, school program, special events added to popular show

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Human rights for the holidays

Winnipeg - December 13, 2018

Free admission for kids, family-friendly activities at CMHR This holiday season, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is filled with activities for the whole family that explore human rights in everyday life. Kids aged 12 and under get in free from December 22 through January 5. Animat

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Museum celebrates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Winnipeg - December 6, 2018

Free admission, citizenship ceremony, in-gallery activity on Sunday The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with free admission, a citizenship ceremony, a youth choir performance and a special in-ga

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