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The new Canadian Museum of History heads to Vancouver

November 5, 2012

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ – Representatives of the Canadian
Museum of Civilization will be in Vancouver on November 9 and 10 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. The Museum is
hitting the road to ask Canadians across the country what they would
like to see in this new exhibition.

And now, people in Vancouver will be able to give their opinions on the
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 a panel discussion and participate in a
roundtable on Friday, November 9, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Alice MacKay
Room of the Vancouver Public Library. For those who cannot attend the
Friday night event, an interactive station will be set up at the Vancouver Flea Market, on Saturday, November 10,
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the Antique Show and Sale.

Panel discussion and roundtable
Friday, November 9, 2012
7 to 9 p.m.
Alice MacKay Room
Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street

Interactive station
Saturday, November 10, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Antique Show and Sale
Vancouver Flea Market
703 Terminal Avenue

In November, a series of public engagement sessions will be held in
Fredericton, New Brunswick (November 23-24), Halifax, Nova Scotia
(November 21-22) and St. John’s, Newfoundland (November 20), followed
by Edmonton, Alberta (December 4), Toronto, Ontario (December 11-12)
and Montréal, Quebec (December 13-14) in December and by Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan (January 15-16) and Gatineau, Quebec (January 31) in

Visit the “My History Museum” website at www.civilization.ca/myhistorymuseum to confirm your attendance at the panel discussion and roundtable. If
you cannot attend a session, you can also share your ideas with us on
the website by participating in a range of activities and by completing
the online survey.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the centre for research and
public information on the social and human history of the country.
Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the
Museum is Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution,
attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of
Civilization’s principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage
of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to
the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity.

SOURCE Canadian Museum of Civilization

Source: PR Newswire