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NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization December 6 to 12, 2010

Posted on: 01/12/2010

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
December 6 to 12, 2010

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

If We Lose the Post Office, We Lose Everything
Wednesday, December 8
Noon to 1 p.m.
In English
Cascades Salon
Lorna Chisholm, a graduate of Carleton University’s Public History program and a Research Fellow at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, discusses events and issues related to the struggle to keep rural post offices alive. Based on her research entitled, “If we lose the post office we will lose everything”: The Grassroots Response to Rural Post Office Closures, 1985–1994, Chisholm’s work also draws on an examination of the rich archival fonds of Rural Dignity, acquired by the Museum in 2008.


International Human Rights Day
Friday, December 10
2 p.m. (In English with simultaneous translation)
Our esteemed panellists will include Todd Russell, Member of Parliament, Kate Rexe, Director of the Sisters In Spirit Campaign (Native Women’s Association of Canada) and Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez, Professor at the University of Alberta. The event will be followed by a reception presented by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Please register today with the Embassy: email rsvp@netherlandsembassy.ca or call 613 237-5031. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

In the Time of the Voyageurs
December 7 to 10 and December 12
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gallery E
Through our Volunteer Interpreter Program, we are pleased to offer lively interactions with visitors while they explore different aspects of life as a voyageur more than 200 years ago.

Equine Discoveries
December 7 to 11 
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Gallery C
Through our Volunteer Interpreter Program, we are pleased to offer interactive and fun-filled activities about horses for the whole family.

Interactive Historical Characters
December 7 to 11 

In English and French, depending on start time
Canada Hall
The Museum’s theatre company, Dramamuse, invites you to help bring history to life—and life to history—by interacting with historical characters within the stunning environment of Canada Hall. Watch these characters in action or talk with them as they enact the daily lives of people from Canada’s past. For more information, please visit www.historymuseum.ca/dramamusetheatre.


Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Santa’s Workshop!
Friday, December 10
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Santa needs your help! Come laugh and play the North Pole way, then put on your elf hat and help Santa get ready for his big day! In conjunction with For Your Preschooler (ages 5 and under). <

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