The Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa is recognition of National Aboriginal History Month, by presenting the travelling exhibition 100 Years of Loss – The Residential School System in Canada.
This exhibition uses reproductions of photographs, artwork and primary documents to tell the story of thousands of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children who were removed from their families and institutionalized in residential schools. It emphasizes the present-day effects of the system, focusing on healing and reconciliation.
Also, as part of National Aboriginal History Month, two Residential School Survivors will share their experiences in Survivor Talks (June 9–11), and Aboriginal dancers and singers will perform in Celebrating Aboriginal Heritage (June 19).
The exhibit will be at the Canadian Museum of History from June 5 to 26, 2014
The Museum of Civilization has issued a press release about a meeting to be held at the museum in Gatineau, Quebec Thursday evening January the 31st. I will be listening in on the webcasts to see what is being said -
“After visiting nine cities, the Canadian Museum of Civilization will hold the last panel discussion and roundtable of its cross-country tour back on home soil at the Museum on Thursday, January 31 to invite the public to participate in the creation of the new Canadian Museum of History.
The new exhibition gallery, which will be inaugurated in 2017, will present the national history of Canada and its people. Representatives from the Museum are travelling the country asking Canadians what they would like to see in this new exhibition.
And now, people in the Ottawa/Gatineau area will be able to give their opinions on the themes, personalities, events and milestones that tell the Canadian story, and choose the objects that they would include in the new Canadian Museum of History.
The public is invited to attend panel and roundtable discussions on Thursday, January 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, at 100 Laurier Street in Gatineau, Quebec.
The evening will kick off with a dynamic panel discussion—My History Museum: A to Zed —where special guests will be asked what they would put in a Canadian history museum of their making. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion where the public will be asked how they would like to engage with their national history museum. How can the Museum meet their needs and interests, and what would they like to see included in it?
For those who cannot attend the evening event in person, a virtual roundtable discussion will take place simultaneously. The panel discussions will also be webcast live. To participate in the virtual roundtable and watch the panel discussions, the public will be able to log on during the event through the Museum's website at www.civilization.ca.
Visit the "My History Museum" website to confirm your attendance at the panel and roundtable discussions. If you cannot attend the session in person or virtually, you can also share your ideas with us on the website by participating in a range of activities and by completing the online survey”.
People are travelling from coast-to-coast-to-coast across Canada asking their fellow Canadians their opinion on the new Canadian Museum of History, which will be opened in 2015.
They will be meeting in Montreal of Jan 24th
Their press release says “The Canadian Museum of Civilization is soon to become the Canadian Museum of History—a museum that will present the history of Canada and its people. We would like to invite you to be a part of its creation by telling us what you would put in your Canadian history museum.
Join them on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Salon Cartier 1, Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street (next to the Peel Metro station), in Montréal.
We will kick-off the evening with a dynamic panel discussion —My History Museum: A to Zed —by asking prominent Canadians, what they would put in a Canadian history museum of their making.
This will be followed by a roundtable discussion where we will ask you how you would like to engage with your national history museum. How can the museum meet your needs and interests, from here in Montréal?
Just read the Ottawa Citizen newspaper where the Canadian Postal Museum at the Canadian Museum of Civilization is closed in preparation for the change over to the new Canadian Museum of History to be opened in 2017.
The Postal Museum had been formed in 1971 by Canada Post, and had received various kudos for it’s completeness, but now it will be broken up into various travelling exhibits, with some of it staying behind in Ottawa at the new museum.
The Post Office was created as a federal department in 1867, and in early 1950s, cards were prepared by the Public Affairs Unit using the files and letter books on file. They were eventually turned over to the Library and Archives Canada, and put online so that we could use them today as a research tool. The records for the 1875-1902 have not survived.
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Booklet #1 - The War of 1812: Canada and the United States
The booklet, “The War of 1812: Canada and the United States”, gives a synopsis of the causes of the War, and details the battles that took place (who, where, and when), and which included British forces, Blacks, and Aboriginal warriors who fought on both sides of the conflict.
Booklet #2 – Migration: Canada and the United States
These headings offer good examples of those who came to Canada, or of Canadians who left for the U.S, and why. The booklet gives a synopsis of what records to look for, the books written on the subject, where to find online resources, and a bonus list of some famous Canadians who migrated to the U.S.