Get the inside scoop! Fascinating stories about the people and artifacts behind your national history museum.
A beautifully woven coverlet. A child’s portrait. A well-used armchair. These are the things that make a house a home, particularly when you’re a newcomer to a young country like Canada. In our country’s early days, craftspeople developed their own distinct techniques — and left a stunning legacy for Canadians. A new online exhibition explores the stories these objects tell us about their makers — and ourselves.
Canada’s fur trade was built on a complex relationship between Aboriginal people and European traders. The Canadian Museum of History has recently acquired a coaster-sized, gold-plated lead pendant that evokes a time when both sides tended to perceive that relationship as equal and reciprocal. Yet the pendant also points to a period of intense, even violent, competition and change.
Ancient Greece is often hailed as the birthplace of democracy and modern Western culture. The proof is showcased in dazzling detail as the Canadian Museum of History presents The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. The connection between past and present has never been more wonderfully drawn.
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8