The new Canadian Museum of History heads to Montréal!

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Representatives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization will be in Montréal, Quebec on Thursday, January 24 to invite the public to participate in the creation of the new Canadian Museum of History.

The new exhibition gallery, which will be inaugurated in 2017, will present the national history of Canada and its people. Representatives from the Museum are travelling the country asking Canadians what they would like to see in this new exhibition.

And now, people in the Montréal area will be able to give their opinions on the personalities, events and milestones that tell the Canadian story, and choose the objects that they would include in the new Canadian Museum of History.

The public is invited to attend panel and roundtable discussions on Thursday, January 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street in Montréal.

The evening will kick off with a dynamic panel discussion—My History Museum: A to Zed —where special guests will be asked what they would put in a Canadian history museum of their making. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion where the public will be asked how they would like to engage with their national history museum. How can the Museum meet their needs and interests, from here in Montréal?

For those who cannot attend the evening event, an interactive station will be set up earlier the same day at Promenades Cathédrale on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

My History Museum: A to Zed
Thursday, January 24
7 to 9 p.m.
Centre Mont-Royal
2200 Mansfield Street, Montréal, Quebec
Panel and roundtable discussions

Interactive station
Thursday, January 24
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Promenades Cathédrale
625 Ste. Catherine Street West
(food court area)
Montréal, Quebec

Visit the "My History Museum" website at www.civilization.ca/myhistorymuseum to confirm your attendance at the panel and roundtable discussions. If you cannot attend a session, you can also share your ideas with us on the website by participating in a range of activities and by completing the online survey.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the centre for research and public information on the social and human history of the country. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Museum is Canada's largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of Civilization's principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity.

SOURCE: Canadian Museum of Civilization

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Patricia Lynch
Manager, Media Relations, Partnerships and Special Events
Telephone: 819-776-7167
patricia.lynch@civilization.ca 

Stéphanie Verner
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stephanie.verner@civilization.ca 

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