The new Canadian Museum of History heads to Halifax!
GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW/ – Representatives of the Canadian
Museum of Civilization will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday,
November 21 and Thursday, November 22 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 the Halifax area 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 presentation by Museum historian Dr.
John Willis on History and the Empress of Ireland, followed by a roundtable discussion on the new Canadian Museum of
History on Wednesday, November 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. For those who cannot attend the evening event, an interactive station will be set up at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on
Thursday, November 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Presentation: History and the Empress of Ireland
by Museum Historian Dr. John Willis
and Roundtable Discussion on the new Canadian Museum of History
Wednesday, November 21
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Thursday, November 22, 2012
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport Arrivals Hall (in front of
Enfield, Nova Scotia
Public engagement sessions will also be held in Fredericton, New
Brunswick (November 23); Edmonton, Alberta (December 4); Toronto,
Ontario (December 11-12) and MontrÃ©al, Quebec (December 13-14) as well
as in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (January 15-16) and Gatineau, Quebec
Visit the “My History Museum” website at www.civilization.ca/myhistorymuseum to confirm your attendance at the public presentation 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