Pieces of Canada

150 Objects - 150 Stories

May 20 - December 31, 2017
OPG Temporary Gallery

 Pieces of Canada exhibition logo

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Niagara Falls Museums reached out with the question, “What do you have that means Canada to you?”   The community wholeheartedly answered with 140 artefacts on loan to the Museums for this exhibition. 

Visitors will explore the objects that the people of Niagara feel tell a story about the country they live in. These are personal stories that collectively tell us something about our nation.  There is a wide variety of descriptions of transportation, immigration, sports, the military, and much more.  Donors, too, are as diverse as their artefacts, from as young as ten years to as accomplished as the wizened world traveller.  

It has often been said that the most important thing about an artefact is not its monetary value, its age, or how beautiful it is.  The most important thing about an artefact is the story it has to tell.  Pieces of Canada tells 150 important stories about our community, our country, and ourselves.

Come experience Pieces of Canada:  150 Objects – 150 Stories at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, from May 20 through December 31, 2017

Visitors checking out the exhibition

 

photograph of a couple who just got married with a cap drapped on the photoclose up of a shirt with fuddle duddle on it

close up view of a blue back pack with a canada flag sew on

red poppy used for remembrance day. It has a pin through it.


This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between the Niagara Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and the extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
Canada 150 logo, Community Foundations of Canada logo and Government of Canada wordmark

 

Events

29
Jun

Family Activity: Solar Beads

Create a bracelet while learning about the sun's UV rays.

1
Jul

Canada Day @ the Museum

Free Admission

4
Jul

Senior’s Stories: Steppin' Out in Niagara

An Original play based on stories told by older adults across the Niagara Region

6+
Jul

Community Art Project (Multiple dates)

Join local artist, Emily Andrews and take a step back in time to explore the history and technique of silhouette portraiture.

© 2017 City of Niagara Falls