Celebrate Heritage Day at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum – Admission is half-price February 18 and 19Gatineau, Quebec, February 13, 2005 Admission to the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) and the Canadian War Museum (CWM) will be half-price on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 to mark Heritage Day.
The Museums are open both days from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It’s the ideal way to celebrate this special day honouring our national architectural heritage and the historic sites of Canada. The CMC is presenting several outstanding special exhibitions, including the newly opened Lace Up: Canada’s Passion for Skating, Beads of Life: Eastern and Southern African Adornments and A Caring Profession: Centuries of Nursing in Canada. The CWM features the Canadian premiere of Weapons of Mass Dissemination: The Propaganda of War.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the largest and most visited museum in Canada. It brings 1,000 years of history to life in the popular Canada Hall and showcases the history and cultures of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples in the spectacular Grand Hall and the First Peoples Hall. The beautiful architectural complex also houses the acclaimed Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Postal Museum and an IMAX Theatre. For more information, the public can call 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621 or consult the Web at civilization.ca.
The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history. The new location on LeBreton Flats opened in May 2005, and to date has already attracted over 500,000 visitors. For more information, please visit us online at www.warmuseum.ca, or phone 819-776-8600 (toll free 1-800-555-5621).
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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Canadian War Museum
Phone: (819) 776-8608