Posted on: 11/11/2010
at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
November 15 to 21, 2010
Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
What’s up with Canada’s Fur Industry?
Tuesday, November 16
7 to 9 p.m. (English)
Join us for a panel discussion on the state of Canada’s fur industry in the face of international competition and protest. Presented in support of Profit and Ambition: The Fur Trade in Canada 1779–1821. Tickets: $5. Registration recommended: 819 776-7000.
From Rebellions to Confederation, 1837–1867:
Political History in Three Dimensions
Wednesday, November 17
Noon to 1 p.m. (French)
Dr. Xavier Gélinas, the Museum’s Curator of Political History, brings a background in Canadian political history research, as well as his curatorial work on the new permanent exhibition, Face to Face: the Canadian Personalities Hall, to a lively discussion of this pivotal era in our history which saw a redefinition of the relationship between metropolis and colony.
An International Flamenco Performance
Saturday, November 20
Based on a famous 1935 poem by Spain’s Frederico Garcia Lorca, this electrifying performance explores the death of bullfighter Ignacio Sánchez Mejías, and the relationship between poet, bullfighter and widow. Tickets$35, presented in partnership with Upasana Spirit of Dance as part of the DANs/cE KAPITAL festival.
In the Time of the Voyageurs
November 16 to 19
Sunday, November 21
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Through our Volunteer Interpreter Program, we are pleased to offer lively interactions with visitors while they explore different aspects of life as a voyageur more than 200 years ago.
November 16 to 20
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Through our Volunteer Interpreter Program, we are pleased to offer interactive and fun-filled activities about horses for the whole family.
Interactive Historical Characters
November 16 to 20
In English and French, depending on start time
The Museum’s theatre company, Dramamuse, invites you to help bring history to life—and life to history—by interacting with historical characters within the stunning environment of Canada Hall. Watch these characters in action or talk with them as they enact the daily lives of people from Canada’s past. For