Construction firm Pomerleau supports the Canadian History Hall

May 26, 2017


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Gatineau, Quebec, May 26, 2017 — The construction company that helped transform the space for the new Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History has made a generous gift to the project. Pomerleau has contributed $100,000 in support of the new signature exhibition, which opens on July 1, 2017 — the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“On behalf of the Canadian Museum of History, I thank Pomerleau for this very generous gift,” said Mark O’Neill, the Museum’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The donation is especially meaningful because Pomerleau is intimately aware of the project’s purpose and promise. We see this as a wonderful affirmation of the Hall’s value and significance.”

Pomerleau is one of Canada’s leading construction companies and a pioneer in sustainable buildings. With a presence across the country, it specializes mainly in the building, infrastructure and civil works sectors.

“Pomerleau is proud to have celebrated 50 years of growth and success last year,” said Francis Pomerleau, the company’s president of Canadian building operations. “We are honored to partner with the Canadian Museum of History on this important national icon. The Hall will be a wonderful gift to our nation for decades to come.”

The Canadian History Hall is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition on Canadian history ever developed. It will occupy approximately 40,000 square feet on the top two floors of the Museum’s public building, a curvilinear masterpiece designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal. His unique vision is also reflected in the graceful lines and evocative features of the new Hall.

The Hall will present Canada’s story like it has never been seen before. Visitors will encounter Canada’s national history, as told through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the people who lived it, in an exhibition that brings together a collective story of conflict, struggle and loss, and also of success, achievement and hope. This new signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past — a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding in the Canada we know today.

The development of the Hall is funded by the federal government and by contributions from private donors throughout the country.

Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History attracts over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum’s principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians’ awareness of world history and culture. Work of the Canadian History Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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