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1867: Rebellion & Confederation | Canadian Museum of History | Gallery 2

May 4th - July 15th, 2017.

1867: Rebellion and Confederation

A travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History.

On July 1st, 1867, Confederation was proclaimed, marking the birth of today's Canada and the culmination of a journey that had taken nearly 30 years. This exhibition explores the route to nationhood taken by a society in transition, and bu the people who fought, negotiated and made compromises to forge a more peacebale union. By tracing the pivotal moments leading to the draft of the British North America Act, this exhibition helps visitors to better understand how this legacy continues to affect our identity, our values, and our institutions.

Informative graphic panels and video takes visitors through the struggle for responsible government and the debates and negotiations that led to Confederation during a time of social upheavals.


Statement adapted from the travelling exhibition brochure produced by the Canadian Museum of History.

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