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Posts tagged with ‘history’ (100)

New exhibition commemorates the Empress of Ireland sinking

Posted by Thomas Hall in History on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Click on the above image for a slideshow of photography from the Empress of Ireland exhibition. (Photo: Thomas Hall)

While most Canadians were asleep, the 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst maritime disaster ticked by.

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Commemorating the centenary of Canada's worst maritime disaster

Posted by Thomas Hall in History on Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Empress of Ireland. (Photo: Alexander J. Ross/Bibliothèque et Archives Canada/PA-134921)

It was Canada’s version of the Titanic. One hundred years ago, the Empress of Ireland sank, resulting in Canada’s worst maritime disaster.

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New art exhibitions explore the First World War's historical significance

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in History on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Click on the above image to see a slideshow of photos. (Photo: Guillaume Nolet)

Not all is fair in love and war, but the love of war art is clear in two new exhibits opening today at the Canadian War Museum.

As part of the Ottawa museum’s commemoration of the First World War’s 100-year anniversary, the new exhibitions feature art work that sheds light not only on what happened during the war, but also the war's consequences.

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Understanding the Rwandan genocide through maps

Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Mapping on Monday, April 07, 2014

Administrative Map of Rwanda:1994 Genocide Sites

Twenty years ago, a plane carrying Rwanda's president was shot down over Kigali. To this day we don't know for sure who did it, but the incident nevertheless sparked 100 days of brutal killings across the "land of a thousand hills."

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Canadian Stamp Collection has new home at Canadian Museum of History

Posted by Siobhan McClelland in History on Friday, March 28, 2014

These stamps were issued by the Province of Canada in the 1850s. (Photo: Siobhan McClelland)

A new permanent gallery near the Nation's capital lets visitors revisit Canadian history through the country's postage.

The Canadian Stamp Collection has a new home on the first floor of the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. Opening today, the collection features more than 3,000 stamps and includes every Canadian stamp issued as far back as 1851.

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