Friday Night Rights: Celebrate Black history

Join renowned Canadian Black history expert Rosemary Sadlier for a night at the Museum.

February 21, 2020

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A museum exhibit that resembles an old-fashioned movie theatre. On one side are large representations of a $10 Canadian banknote featuring a woman’s face.

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Kick off your weekend the rights way!

Friday Night Rights (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) is a great chance to get together and explore exhibits, share a meal in ERA Bistro, have some drinks or browse in the gorgeous Boutique. (Bistro reservations recommended.)

$5 after 5 p.m.
All spaces

On February 21, celebrate Black History Month by exploring exhibits about the human rights contributions of Black Canadians, including Viola Desmond – now featured on the new $10 Canadian banknote. Learn more about slavery in Canada or the upheaval of Africville in Nova Scotia.

From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., join acclaimed Canadian Black history expert Rosemary Sadlier in conversation. Sadlier was president of the Ontario Black History Society when it pushed for creation of national Black History Month in Canada in 1995. 

You can also enjoy the music of Latin fusion band San Carlos, live from ERA Bistro. Their vast repertoire also includes rock, pop, country and easy listening – you’re guaranteed to sing along and have fun!

Museum gallery admission is only $5 after 5 p.m. and includes an amazing behind‐the‐scenes guided tour (optional). Experience the Museum from a whole new perspective, including hidden spaces and unique views of its breathtaking architecture.

The tours run at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in English and at 6 p.m. in French (no additional cost). First‐come, first‐served, with 25 spots available per tour.

Share your night at the Museum by tagging us on Instagram @cmhr_mcdp or use #FridayNightRights #AtCMHR for a chance to be featured on our feed and in our stories. 

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation.

A Black woman smiles at the camera.
Rosemary Sadlier.