Museum of History and War Museum on view across Canada and around the worldJuly 31, 2018
For immediate release
Gatineau, Quebec, July 31, 2018 — This summer, the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum are more accessible to visitors than ever before. Each and every one of the dozen travelling exhibitions available has taken to the road this summer, appearing from one end of Canada to the other, as well as abroad.
“The Museums strive to meet visitors wherever they are, providing them with memorable experiences they can share with friends and family through our travelling exhibitions,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History.
Summer 2018 is largely devoted to all things sports with exhibitions exploring strength and perseverance, challenge and triumph, and strength of feeling. The full version of the Hockey exhibition traveled to the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, while smaller versions are presented in Ontario at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, as well as in Quebec at the Musée de la mémoire vivante in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. A sporting mindset is also being celebrated in Alberta at the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton through Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada, as well as in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, through Lace Up! Canada’s Passion for Skating, presented at the Société historique de la Côte-Nord. A smaller version of Terry Fox is also featured at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ontario.
History lovers passing through the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in Edmonton will enjoy reliving memorable events in our history through Snapshots of Canada. And Mexico will also be learning more about its neighbour to the far north, as it explores Canada’s winter in Snow, presented at the Museo Maya de Cancún.
Marking the centenary of the First World War, the Canadian War Museum immerses visitors in the realities of battle through Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory., presented at the Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre in Saskatchewan. At the Fort Museum in Fort MacLeod, Alberta, the taking of Vimy Ridge by Canadian troops is explored through Vimy – Battle. Monument. Icon.
On tour since the end of its presentation at the War Museum in 2015, Enemy Aliens – Internment in Canada, 1914–1920, which explores the experiences of 8,579 “enemy aliens,” immigrants who were interned across Canada during and immediately after the First World War, is now on display at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives in Alberta.
Nor have young visitors been overlooked. Kids Celebrate! is being presented throughout the summer at Exporail, the railway museum in Saint-Constant, Quebec. This dynamic exhibition helps children discover the importance and diversity of seasonal celebrations across Canada.
The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Together, these Museums function as centres for research and public information on the history of Canada. Their 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. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.
– 30 –
Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of History
and Media Relations Officer
Canadian War Museum