Matthew McRae

September 18, 2017

Work on the community garden begins. (Photo: John Kozlowski/CMHR)


My partner and I have a small garden just outside the front door of our home. I will admit that it’s not much to... Read more

May 30, 2017

When he was a little boy growing up in Vancouver, Dr. Henry Yu didn’t understand why his grandfather frequently took him on long walks to visit Chinatown. It was only when Dr. Yu was much older... Read more

May 18, 2017

Before the outbreak of the Second World War, Lena Hayakawa lived what she describes as a very idyllic life. Hayakawa was born in British Columbia and until she was 11, she lived on her father’s... Read more

April 28, 2017

When Nimrat Randhawa and her family immigrated to Canada in the summer of 2003, they arrived completely in the dark – literally. As Randhawa’s plane was landing at Pearson International Airport,... Read more

March 3, 2017

This is the third blog in a series about the stories and artifacts that are found in the Museum’s new travelling exhibition – 1867: Rebellion & Confederation. 1867 explores the 30... Read more

February 23, 2017

If you’ve never heard of Africville, you’re not alone; the tragic story of this small Black community in Nova Scotia is not as well known as it should be. It is part of a much larger story of... Read more

February 4, 2017

These days, it seems like everyone is talking about Viola Desmond. She’s been on a... Read more

January 24, 2017

Our new travelling exhibition, 1867: Rebellion & Confederation, explores the 30 years of Canadian history that culminated in Canadian confederation. This blog series will share the... Read more