NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization February 14 to 20, 2011

February 16, 2011

Posted on: 14/02/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
February 14 to 20, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Lunchtime Lecture Series
The Promised Land Project: Why Are Americans Interested in African Canadians of the Mid-Nineteenth Century?
Wednesday, February 16
Noon to 1 p.m. (in French)
Cascades Salon
Based on a study of nineteenth-century black pioneers in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, this presentation of Boulou Ebanda de B’béri (associate professor, Communications Department, University of Ottawa) examines the role a multicultural group of blacks, whites and First Peoples played in ending slavery, both in North America and abroad.

The Snow Queen featuring the Cecilia String Quartet(English)
Friday, February 18
7 p.m.
Saturday, February 19
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Alon Nashman effortlessly draws us into the captivating magical landscape of Hans Christian Andersen’s chilling fairytale in this gorgeous, multimedia production. To the wonderfully atmospheric music of composer Patrick Cardy, played on stage by the Cecilia String Quartet, Nashman and dancer Kate Alton animate a world in which a brave little girl must face her fears and defy the odds, in order to rescue her best friend from a malicious, icy monarch. A wonderful treat for audiences ages 5 to 95! Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Children. In partnership with the Ottawa Chamber Music Society and the National Capital Commission.Tickets available at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges apply).

Night at the Museum: Chill-Out Chalet—Come in from the Cold!
Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20
10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
David M. Stewart Salon
Come in from the cold and enjoy our cozy chalet setting. We’ll put you in the mood for winter nostalgia with activities for everyone. Sit back and relax as you fashion some “woolly” crafts, or try your hand at oversized versions of classic games. Listen to tall tales of winters gone by and chat with historical characters from the past.

Come in From the Cold
Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20
10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Canada Hall
Join Dramamuse, the Museum’s own theatre company, for a lively interactive theatre experience. Warm up with spicy stories of earlier Canadian winters and interact with characters who, like your ancestors, found ways to come in from the cold and stay warm.

Stories to Keep You Warm with the Ottawa Storytellers!
Sunday, February 20
11 a.m., 12 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (French)