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History Night at the Museum: Traditional Technologies

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From snowshoe-making to Métis beading, learn more from Indigenous experts about traditional technologies.

From time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have passed down traditional technologies from generation to generation. On this History Night, join traditional experts and Museum curators to see how snowshoes and canoes are made, and learn more about the knowledge needed to weave a fine basket, or keep an Inuit stone kudlik lamp lit during an Arctic night. Mingle with experts and enthusiasts as you sample traditional Indigenous foods, and discuss issues related to food and the sovereignty of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Round out the evening with a visit to the exhibition, Footprints – A Walk Through Generations.

Discover a side of this country’s past that you won’t find in textbooks. Our History Night series invites you to mingle with experts, discover artifacts, and enjoy historically inspired snacks. Offered several times a year, History Nights highlight different exhibitions and historical time periods. This event is free of charge, and is recommended for ages 16 and up.

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