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1867 – Rebellion and Confederation

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On July 1, 1867, Confederation was proclaimed, marking the birth of today’s Canada and the culmination of journey that had taken nearly 30 years. This exhibition explores the route to nationhood taken by a society in transition, and by the people who fought, negotiated and made compromises to forge a more peaceable union. By tracing the pivotal moments leading to the draft of the British North America Act, this exhibition helps visitors to better understand how this legacy continues to affect our identity, our values and our institutions.

AN EXHIBITION PRODUCED BY THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY

Where is this exhibition travelling?

Location Dates
City of Toronto, Museum and Heritage Services, Gibson House Museum June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Maison sir Étienne-Paschal-Taché, Montmagny August 10, 2017 – October 29, 2017

Photo:
Robert Harris
Cartoon for “Meeting of the Delegates of British North America to Settle the Terms of Confederation, Quebec, October 1864”, 1883
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Transfer from the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada, 1981

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