Get the inside scoop! Fascinating stories about the people and artifacts behind your national human history museum.
In 1954 at Native Point, Southampton Island, in what is now Nunavut, a Smithsonian archeologist excavates a partially exposed female skeleton with signs of severe trauma to the skull. Bullet holes, he decides. Sixty years later, a team of experts from the Canadian Museum of History and a laboratory in the United States use digital 3D technology to reveal the real cause of death.
A 1927 drawing of an unidentified woman wearing the coat of an Inuit shaman was an art dealer’s enigma — until records in the archives of the Canadian Museum of History revealed the story behind the portrait.
The modern Canadian flag’s debut 50 years ago was a proud day, but not without controversy. Many Canadians welcomed the new national symbol, while others, fiercely loyal to the old Red Ensign, vehemently opposed the red and white design with a maple leaf. Discover how the current design evolved and how it emerged victorious in the Great Flag Debate.
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Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8