Last chance to see Joshua’s Journey

January 13, 2006

Last chance to see Joshua’s Journey before it closes on January 22

Gatineau, Quebec, January 13, 2006 — Only a week left to enjoy the exhibition Joshua’s Journey: A Black Cowboy Rides the Chisholm Trail presented in the Canadian Children’s Museum until Sunday, January 22. It is the perfect place to experience life on the trail and on the ranch, and learn about another time, place and way of life that is important to North American history. The exhibition and the fictional diary it is based on demonstrate the ethnic diversity rarely shown in western movies that is truly part of historic cattle drives of the late 1860s–1880s.

Children can don Western hats, boots, chaps, bandanas and work shirts and hone their cowboy skills. They can try to rope a runaway dogie, learn the importance of branding and make their own brands using magnetic shapes, gather around the “campfire” and listen to the sounds of the prairie at twilight, act as cooks as they prepare coffee, organize ingredients and prepare dinner at the chuck box.

Joshua’s Journey was created by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, in partnership with Scholastic, the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Cattle Raisers Museum. The Canadian Children’s Museum is the only Canadian member of the nine-museum Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative, which produces high-quality educational travelling exhibitions for children across North America.

More information is available by calling (819) 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: (819) 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: (819) 776-7169

Fax: (819) 776-7187

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