Moments from 150 Years Ago – Treasures from Library and Archives Canada

 

Exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History ($)

In the brand-new Treasures from Library and Archives Canada gallery at the Canadian Museum of History, Moments from 150 Years Ago is a new exhibition produced by the Canadian Museum of History and Library and Archives Canada.

Looking back at daily life a century and a half ago, Moments from 150 Years Ago features rare archival documents, including a diary, photographs, watercolours, an ambrotype, albumen prints and other materials that bring people and places to life.

Moments from 150 Years Ago offers tantalizing glimpses of life during Canada’s early days. The exhibition explores the period using three themes:

  • Building a Country: Artifacts tell the story of how Canada became a nation; these objects reflect that story through the lived experiences of the people of the time.
  • Imagining a Country: In 1867, the busy urban areas in Canada were industrial centres, while the booming rural areas were agricultural or rich in natural resources.
  • Defining a Country See traces of the people who lived on this land 150 years ago, as well as reminders of their occupations, creations and leisure activities.

The Treasures from Library and Archives Canada gallery is the result of a partnership between Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Museum of History.

To learn more:

Canadian Museum of History: Plan your visit
($) Museum admission fees required

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