Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – July 7 to 13, 2008

July 2, 2008

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – July 7 to 13, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, July 2, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Awaken the Artist Within!
Special Exhibitions 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 8 and Wednesday, July 9, 2008
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (English)
2:30 p.m. (French)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (English)
5:30 p.m. (French)
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 10, Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12, 2008
1:30 p.m. (French)
3 p.m. (English)
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?

Aboriginal Technologies
Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, 2008
10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 :30 p.m.
Grand Hall

Meet Anishnaabe craftsman Daniel “Penock” Smith of Kitigan Zibi as he makes a toboggan, snowshoes and canoe with traditional tools and materials.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

The ABCs of Tools
Monday, July 7, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 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!

Sunflower Valley
Every Thursday in July
10 a.m. to 8 p.m..

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

Bob’s Story Time Adventures
Friday, July 11, 2008
10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (English)
11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (French).

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

Kids in the Kitchen – Bon Appétit!
Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, 2008
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m..

Join our guest chef from Le Tartuffe Restaurant for a French cooking workshop.

Thursday, July 9, 2008
9:15 a.m. 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.

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

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Canadian Museum of Civilization