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The exhibition 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation is, of course, about the birth of Canada. But more than that, it is about pivotal events and people in the 30 years leading up to Confederation. Discover how three transformative decades of conflict, as well as cooperation, laid the foundation for the Canadian society we know today.
Louis Riel’s handcuffs inspire difficult questions about the historical relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. Tim Foran, historian at the Canadian Museum of History, calls them a “very sober reminder of a very dark chapter in that relationship.”
July 1, 2017 might seem to be a long way off to most people. But for David Morrison and Chantal Amyot, the date is already looming large. They’re leading the development of the largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Canadian history ever created. And they absolutely must be finished by Canada Day 2017.
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