Matthew McRae

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

December 15, 2016

I have a confession to make: For five summers, from 1996 until 2000, I was paid to dress up as a Father of Confederation. I was part of a troupe of actors who would wear period costumes while... Read more

December 1, 2016

Jim Derksen was only six years old when he – along with 9,000 other Canadians – was struck by the polio epidemic of 1953.1... Read more

October 28, 2016

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, there are just over one million people in Canada who identify as Muslim, or about 3.2 per cent of the population1. This makes Islam the... Read more