The new Canadian Museum of History heads to Halifax!

November 16, 2012


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The new Canadian Museum of History heads to


Gatineau, Quebec, November 15, 2012 — Representatives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, November 21 and Thursday, November 22 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 Halifax 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 by Museum historian Dr. John Willis on History and the Empress of Ireland, followed by a roundtable discussion on the new Canadian Museum of History on Wednesday, November 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

For those who cannot attend the evening event, an interactive station will be set up at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Thursday, November 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Presentation: History and the Empress of Ireland
by Museum Historian Dr. John Willis
and Roundtable Discussion on the
new Canadian Museum of History

Wednesday, November 21
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Interactive station
Thursday, November 22, 2012

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Arrivals Hall (in front of Starbucks)
Enfield, Nova Scotia

Public engagement sessions will also be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick (November 23); Edmonton, Alberta (December 4); Toronto, Ontario (December 11-12) and Montréal, Quebec (December 13-14) as well as in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (January 15-16) and Gatineau, Quebec (January 31).

Visit the “My History Museum” website at to confirm your attendance at the public presentation 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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