Association of Manitoba Museums

Brandon University Public History Program

Interested in exploring some compelling – and maybe even unusual – prairie history stories? Running a museum and need help creating inspired exhibitions? Want to learn how to become a public historian?

You’re in the right place! We can assist.

Welcome to Public History on the Prairies, the official website of the Brandon University Public History Program.

Explore the links and descriptions below and see how we can help meet your prairie public history needs.

Explore Prairie Stories - Blogs


Museum Help

Does your museum or heritage site need help with research, exhibition development, artifact documentation, policy development, social media, website creation or other tasks?


Brandon University’s Public History Program can assist!

We regularly work with prairie museums and other places where history is made public to offer support with problem-solving and a host of critical tasks. We also have ready-to-loan mobile prairie history exhibitions suitable for small and larger museum spaces.

Best of all, it’s FREE!

Students carry out projects in exchange for coursework credit. They get real-world public history experience and your institution gets high-quality research and other tasks completed, under the careful supervision of our faculty.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to start exploring how we can help you!


Become a Public Historian

Public history is a diverse and growing field of study preparing students for an array of exciting opportunities working in museums, historic sites, tourism, film and television, and many other professional contexts.

You can propel your public history career forward via Brandon University’s undergraduate Public History Program.  Students can pursue a combination of traditional academic learning complemented with hands-on practical, “real world” public history experience.

Along with other public history-related content, our blog features some of the many exciting projects faculty and students in our program pursue.

So, if you’re ready to become a public historian, consider the Brandon University Public History Program, and apply for admission today!

For more information, please contact Professor Rhonda L. Hinther at Brandon University.

The Association of Manitoba Museums acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.