Library and Archives Canada invites you to come celebrate 150 years of Confederation on July 1!

OTTAWA, June 28,  2017 /CNW/ - Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is opening the doors to its "Canada: Who Do We Think We Are?" exhibition on July 1st between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., for the celebrations marking Canada Day and the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Located just west of Parliament Hill, at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa, LAC's home in the capital is extending a welcome to the many revellers who will celebrating this special day. The main floor of the building will be open for the exhibition and visitors will also be able to pick up some summer reading at a used book sale by the Friends of Library and Archives Canada. They will also be treated to refreshments and a cake prepared especially for the occasion.

Please note that regular services normally provided to the public at this location will be unavailable on this statutory holiday.

Canadians and tourists in Ottawa will have a unique opportunity not only to celebrate, but also to learn more about the history and lives of the people of Canada, from our country's infancy to the 19th and 20th centuries. LAC's brand-new exhibition "Canada: Who Do We Think We Are?," organized for the 150th, showcases Canada's rich documentary heritage. Many treasures from our collection will be on display for the first time in years. Visitors will discover a variety of ideas about our country, going back well beyond the 150 years of Canadian Confederation to a time when individuals like Samuel de Champlain could already envision its potential.

Quick facts

  • The Library and Archives Canada "Canada: Who Do We Think We Are?" exhibition will be open this July 1st, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Friends of LAC will also be holding a used book sale.
  • Regular services normally offered at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa will not be available because of the statutory holiday.

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About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. In addition, Library and Archives Canada facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the government of Canada and its institutions. Stay connected with Library and Archives Canada on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.


SOURCE Library and Archives Canada

For further information: Richard Provencher, Media Relations, Library and Archives Canada, 819-994-4589,


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