1867: Rebellion & Confederation (5-12) FREE MINI-PROGRAM!

Middle and senior years (Grades 5-12)

30 minutes

The Museum is proud to present 1867: Rebellion & Confederation as part of our Canada 150 activities.

On July 1, 1867, Confederation was proclaimed. It was part of a long journey, one that included the struggle for responsible government. This journey also involved debates over liberty, democracy, and the rights of minorities. Yet, not everyone was included. Women, Indigenous peoples and many others were not invited to debate Confederation. These conflicting legacies continue to shape issues of identity and inclusion, equality and freedom. 

Showing from December 2016 through May 7, 2017, 1867: Rebellion & Confederation was developed by the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau and adapted by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Through artefacts, historical documents, and multimedia installations, the exhibition examines the period of Canadian history from the Rebellions of 1837-1838 to the enactment of the British North America Act on July 1, 1867.

Add a 30-minute visit to 1867: Rebellion & Confederation before or after your booked school program. There is no additional cost to explore this exhibition.  

*New program starting in January 2017.