Canadian Museum of History - Media advisory

GATINEAU, QC, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and the Canadian Museum of History cordially invite you to an important announcement regarding their collaboration on the development of content for the Museum's new Canadian History Hall.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Historic public location of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
34 Isabella Street, Toronto, Ontario

RSVP and Information:

Patricia Lynch
Manager, Media Relations, Partnerships and Special Events,
Canadian Museum of History
819-776-7167
patricia.lynch@historymuseum.ca

About the Canadian Museum of History:
Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History is Canada's largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum's principal role is to enhance Canadians' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians' awareness of world history and culture.

About the Canadian History Hall:
The Canadian History Hall will be the largest, most comprehensive permanent exhibition on Canadian history ever developed. It will present the events, experiences, people and artifacts that reflect and have shaped, and continue to shape, our country. The exhibition will be authentic and artifact-rich, will be based on the latest research and will explore Canadian history through the experiences and perspectives of those who lived it. The Canadian History Hall will open on July 1, 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

About the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives:
The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) is the largest independent LGBTQ+ archives in the world. With a focus on Canadian content, the CLGA acquires, preserves and provides public access to information and archival materials in any medium. By collecting and caring for important historical records, personal papers, unpublished documents, publications, audio-visual material, works of art, photographs, posters, and other artifacts, the CLGA is a trusted guardian of LGBTQ+ histories now and for generations to come.

SOURCE: Canadian Museum of History

For further information:

Patricia Lynch
Manager, Media Relations, Partnerships and Special Events,
Canadian Museum of History
819-776-7167
patricia.lynch@historymuseum.ca


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