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The new Canadian Museum of History heads to Fredericton!


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Gatineau, Quebec, November 15, 2012 — Representatives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization will be in Fredericton, New Brunswick on November 23 to invite the public to participate in the creation of the new Canadian Museum of History.

The new exhibition gallery, which will be inaugurated in 2017, will present the national history of Canada and its people. The Museum is hitting the road to ask Canadians across the country what they would like to see in this new exhibition.

And now, people in the Fredericton area will be able to give their opinions on the personalities, events and milestones that tell the Canadian story, and choose the objects that they would include in the new Canadian Museum of History.

The public is invited to attend a presentation on Friday, November 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, in Fredericton.

We will kick off the evening with a dynamic panel discussion —My History Museum: A to-Zed —by asking prominent Canadians what they would put in a Canadian history museum of their making.

This will be followed by a roundtable discussion where we will ask you how you would like to engage with your national history museum. How can the museum meet your needs and interests, from here in Fredericton?

For those who cannot attend the evening event, an interactive station will be set up at The Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel on Friday, November 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

My History Museum: A to Zed
Friday, November 23
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel
St. John Room
659 Queen Street, Fredericton
Panel discussion followed by a roundtable

 Interactive station
Friday, November 23
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel
St. John Room
659 Queen Street, Fredericton

Public engagement sessions will also be held in Edmonton, Alberta (December 4); Toronto, Ontario (December 11-12), Montréal, Quebec (December 13-14), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (January 15-16) and Gatineau, Quebec (January 31).

Visit the “My History Museum” website at www.historymuseum.ca/myhistorymuseum to confirm your attendance at the panel discussion and roundtable. If you cannot attend a session, you can also share your ideas with us on the website by participating in a range of activities and by completing the online survey.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the centre for research and public information on the social and human history of the country. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Museum is Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of Civilization’s principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity.

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Media Contacts:

Patricia Lynch
Manager, Media Relations, Partnerships and Special Events
Telephone: 819-776-7167
Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169


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