Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – July 21 to 27, 2008

July 16, 2008

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – July 21 to 27, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, July 16, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Awaken the Artist Within!
Gallery C

Draw inspiration from original folk art pieces and create your own unique work of art in the exhibition’s activity space. In conjunction with Heart and Soul: Quebec Folk Art.

On the Edge
by Elizabeth Pickard and Jennifer Boyes-Manseau
Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 24
4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery D

Dramamuse, the CMC’s theatre company, brings to life the struggles and hopes of three women – one English, one French and one Spanish – who came to live in North America 400 years ago. In partnership with the Gallery Theatre Program of the Missouri Historical Museum. In conjunction with Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings.

Justice in New France
by Pierre Drolet
Thursday, July 24, Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26
3 p.m.
New France Square (Canada Hall)

Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, invites you to observe or get involved in an eighteenth-century court case. A fur trader has broken the law. Is he an honourable man or a cheat who just wants to avoid punishment?

Heart and Soul
Friday, July 25
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gallery C

Michel Villeneuve’s creative aesthetic is clearly expressed in his colourful drawings. Join Michel in our newest exhibition, highlighting over 400 years of Quebec folk art.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

The ABCs of Tools
Monday, July 21
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join us in the Studio and learn why it’s always important to use the right tools for the job. A great way to learn everything you ever wanted to know about tools!

Wednesday, July 23
9:15 and 11:15 a.m.

Come listen to Georges Gritziotis play the bouzouki, a stringed instrument and mainstay of modern Greek music, in the Theatre at 9:15 a.m. and in the Market Bazaar at the Greek Market at 11:15 a.m.

Sunflower Valley
Thursday, July 24
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us to make your own giant flower — just like the ones in Sunflower Valley!

Bob’s Story Time Adventures
Friday, July 25
10:00 a.m. and 1:30

Head over to Lucy’s Bookstore for entertaining stories about Bob’s adventures in Sunflower Valley.

Scarecrows in the Park
Saturday, July 26 and Sunday July 27
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Attention gardeners: gardens need protection too! Join us in Adventure World Park and create fanciful scarecrows using twigs, hay, fabrics, garden tools and more.

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

Media Information:

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Fax: 819 776-7187

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