On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada - 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation

Transcript

Video Length: 1:57

On-camera starts at 0:11

(Richard Provencher is standing in the Collection Reference Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Richard Provencher: Welcome to this new episode of On the Road to 2017 with Library and Archives Canada.

(Various images of people celebrating Canada Day)

Richard Provencher: Each year on July 1st, Canadians proudly celebrate Canada Day, the birthday of our country.

Richard Provencher: We can expect that Canada Day in 2017 will be quite an event as we will celebrate our 150th anniversary.

(Richard Provencher is standing in the Collection Reference Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Richard Provencher: The road that led to the proclamation of Confederation was a long and turbulent one, which spanned much of the 19th century.

(Three images of the Fathers of Confederation, and a screen shot of the British North America Act)

Richard Provencher: On behalf of Canadians, we have the privilege of holding in our collection some of the most valuable records highlighting the pivotal moments that led to the drafting of the British North America Act.

(Dr. Jean-François Lozier, Curator of the 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation exhibition, is standing in the exhibition at the Canadian Museum of History)

Jean-François Lozier: About 50 of these documents and works of art have been loaned to the Canadian Museum of History and are currently on display in the exhibition 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation.

(Camera shows different views the exhibition)

Jean-François Lozier: So come and see the show here at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. It’s on display until January 4, 2016.

(Camera shows a close ups of some drawings of patriotes, a report document with doodles, a close up of Lady Agnes McDonald’s diary, a picture of Lady Agnes, the first Speech from the Throne, and a pan of documents in a display).

Richard Provencher: Visitors can view rare drawings of patriotes from the Rebellion of 1837-38; pre-confederation parliamentary documents; the personal diary of Lady Agnes Macdonald, wife of Canada’s first prime minister; the first Speech from the Throne, and many other documents that have shaped our history.

(Screen shot of Library and Archives Canada’s Canadian Confederation webpage)

Richard Provencher: And to learn more, take a look at our Web resources.

(Richard Provencher is standing in the Collection Reference Room at 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa)

Richard Provencher: See you along the road to 2017!

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Richard Provencher: And remember, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to view the video series as soon as we publish them online.

Audio ends at 1:52

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