Get the inside scoop! Fascinating stories about the people and artifacts behind your national human history museum.
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.
In a flea market in Belgium, a man notices a small copper plate. He’s a stamp collector and recognizes that it is for printing stamps — New Brunswick and Nova Scotia one-shilling stamps from 1851, it turns out. Although he doesn’t know it, the man has discovered the work of a master forger.
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.
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