Posted on: 17/11/2010
at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
November 22 to 28, 2010
Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.
The Authenticity Hoax with Andrew Potter
Thursday, November 25
7 p.m. (English with simultaneous French translation)
Author Andrew Potter examines the paradox of contemporary society, which seeks “authentic” experiences through travel, leisure and pop culture—experiences that often become trends of status-seeking and one-upmanship. Weaving together threads of pop culture, history and philosophy, Canada’s “hippest and smartest culture critic” reveals the irony in our misguided pursuit of the authentic. What is authentic: organic produce, ecotourism, the cult of Oprah, the political fate of Sarah Palin? Prepare to have your mind changed! Book-signing will follow the lecture. Tickets are $15, or $10 for Members; available at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges).
In the Time of the Voyageurs
November 23 to 26
Sunday, November 28
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 23 to 27
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 23 to 27
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 more information, please visit www.civilization.ca/dramamusetheatre.
Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)
The Chef’s Apprentice Series
Saturday, November 27
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (English)
1 to 2 p.m. (French)
Join us for an exciting culinary journey around the world! Each time you’ll explore a different culture through authentic recipes, a real feast for the senses. These cooking experiences are as much fun to make as they are to eat, so make sur