CMP Review 2023-05-26

CMP Review 2023-05-26

May 26, 2023

In Winnipeg, there is a gallery that houses a display of the history of Winnie-the-Pooh.

(Did you know that Winnie, the real bear who inspired Pooh was named after Winnipeg? If you didn’t, get your hands on a copy of Lindsay Mattick’s touching picture book Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear. I promise, you will not regret it.)

Well, we went to visit this gallery and what did we see but this *original* oil painting of Winnie-the-Pooh by Ernest H. Shepard himself!!!

Serafina was so excited as she read the information card next to the painting. It’s actually in the permanent collection here. Amazing!