NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization May 3 to 9, 2010

April 30, 2010

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
May 3 to 9, 2010

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.


Spring 2010 Edition of Lunchtime Lecture Series
“The Unknown History of Blacks in Quebec"
Thursday, May 6

12 p.m.
Cascades Salon

Since the earliest days of New France, Blacks have played an important and little-recognized role in the history and culture of La Belle Province. Whether it was by their labour during the era of slavery, their activities supporting fugitives along the Underground Railroad during the mid-19th century, or their struggles against discrimination during the 20th century, Black Quebecers have left a visible and intriguing record. Presentations will last 30 minutes and will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Presenter: Greg Robinson, Professor of History, Université du Québec à Montréal.

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

Just for You and Your Preschooler — Spring Fever
Friday, May 7
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Spring has arrived, and the flowers are in bloom! Join us this morning dressed as your favourite fairy, elf or hobbit. Stop by the Studio to create a flower crown, or join us in Kaleidoscope to make a unique wearable sculpture. Enjoy games such as hopscotch, hula-hoop and more!


Mom and Me
Saturday May 8 and Sunday May 9
10:30 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate Mom and your entire family! Join us in the Studio where you will create a one-of-a-kind family portrait featuring everyone in your family. It’s also tulip season, so come relax in the Japanese Zen Garden and create a unique bouquet for your mom or guardian.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187