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2014-06-18 08:25:12

GATINEAU, QC, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the Canadian Museum of History cordially invite you to an important announcement regarding their collaboration on the development of content for the Museum's new Canadian History Hall. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. Historic public location of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives 34 Isabella Street, Toronto, Ontario RSVP and Information: Patricia Lynch Manager, Media Relations, Partnerships...

2014-06-17 12:26:07

GATINEAU, QC, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the Canadian Museum of History cordially invite you to an important announcement regarding their collaboration on the development of content for the Museum's new Canadian History Hall. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:00 p.m. Historic public location of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives 34 Isabella Street, Toronto, Ontario RSVP and Information: Patricia Lynch Manager, Media Relations, Partnerships...

2014-06-09 12:26:56

GATINEAU, QC, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the Canadian Museum of History is honouring architect Douglas Cardinal -- the designer of its iconic and celebrated buildings -- by renaming one of its principal event and meeting rooms the Douglas J. Cardinal Salon. This year marks the 25(th) anniversary of the Museum's two adjoining buildings. Upon opening, they received immediate international acclaim for their innovative and elegant design, inspired in...

2014-05-16 16:23:20

GATINEAU, QC, May 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Contrary to what was reported by The Canadian Press today, all of the exhibitions and programs commemorating the First and Second World Wars are taking place at the Canadian War Museum and not the Canadian Museum of History. The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history. The War of 1812, the First World War and the Second World War were defining moments in the history of our country. It is the Canadian War Museum's...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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