A Little History

Exhibition: A Little History

Discover the often hidden stories of children in the Treasures From Library and Archives Canada gallery at the Canadian Museum of History. A Little History presents rarely seen archival documents, photographs, works of art and artifacts from the collections of both the Museum of History and Library and Archives Canada.

The exhibition recounts the unique experiences of children as witnesses to historic events as well as the perspectives of children found in archival documents. An experience to share as a family!

Read the blog post by Curator Carolyn Cook : A Little History: the Hidden Stories of Children—an exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History

A Little History
March 30, 2018 to January 27, 2019
Treasures From Library and Archives Canada Gallery
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($) Museum admission fees required

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

Here are a few items you will find in this exhibition:

Jean-Louis and Marie-Angélique Riel circa 1888

Born in Exile

Jean-Louis and Marie-Angélique Riel

Steele & Wing, circa 1888
Albumen print
© Library and Archives Canada, e011155058

Donald A. Smith driving the last spike to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway

A Vintage Photobomb

Donald A. Smith driving the last spike to complete the Canadian Pacific Railway

Alexander Ross, 1885
Albumen print
© Library and Archives Canada, e011185572

The children we seek to help

Helping the Powerless

The children we seek to help

Photographer unknown, circa 1900
Silver gelatin print
© Library and Archives Canada, e011185580

Diary of Arthur Wendell Phillip Lawson

Of Baseball and War

Diary of Arthur Wendell Phillip Lawson

1914
Ink, paper, leather
© Library and Archives Canada, e011185564

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