Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Canadian War Museum Travelling Exhibit

The Canadian War Museum will soon reach more people than ever with its popular exhibition of the War of 1812. It will be available via a virtual exhibition that launched this week, and a travelling version that will travel to venues across Canada the exhibit closes January 6, 2013 in Ottawa.

The 1812 virtual exhibition, like the physical version, presents the War of 1812 from four distinct perspectives—American, British, Canadian (including Canadian First Peoples), and Native American.

The virtual exhibition can be found at www.warmuseum.ca/war-of-1812

The smaller travelling version of 1812 is now fully booked until May 2015 at venues in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

Here are the places and dates where you can see the exhibit -

April 6 - August 18, 2013 St. Catharines Museum St. Catharines, ON

September 7 - December 1, 2013 New Brunswick Museum Saint John, NB

December 21, 2013 - March 16, 2014 Chatham-Kent Museum Chatham, ON

April 5 - June 29, 2014 Royal Canadian Artillery Museum Shilo, MB

July 19 - October 12, 2014 Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Halifax, NS

November 1, 2014 - January 25, 2015 Eptek Art & Culture Centre Summerside, PEI

February 14 - May 10, 2015 Diefenbaker Canada Centre Saskatoon, SK

And the places and dates where the text and images only will appear -

October 6 - December 30, 2012 Museum on the Boyne Alliston, ON

June 1 - August 25, 2013 Arthur Child Heritage Museum Gananoque, ON

September 14 - December 8, 2013 Peterborough Museum and Archives Peterborough, ON

January 4 - April 27, 2014 Grimsby Museum Grimsby, ON

May 17 - July 13, 2014 Fort Wellington National Historic Site Visitor Centre, Parks Canada Prescott, ON

August 2 - October 26, 2014 Vancouver Island Military Museum Nanaimo, BC

July 1 - August 30, 2015 McLeod's Lake Post McLeod, BC

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Governor General’s History Awards

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the 17th annual Governor General’s History Awards, where he honoured Canadian teachers, museums, research facilities, and other institutions for the work that has been done in history.

The Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media - the Pierre Berton Award - went to two very deserving recipients - Réal Bélanger, Directeur général adjoint, Québec, Quebec, and John English, General Editor, Toronto, Ontario. They are the people behind the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC).

The University of Toronto and the Université Laval, started the dictionary in 1959, and it has fully sourced biographies written about people who have died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.

May I say that I have used the dictionary many times for the biographies of the people, and as a guideline for the sources of the material that is used in the biographies. It continues to be one of the best places on the Internet to conduct Canadian research.

To read about the dictionary, you can go to the http://www.biographi.ca/index-e.html

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