Saturday, July 20, 2019

Origins

The Canadian History Hall is home to the permanent galleries inside the Museum of History. The galleries underwent a big transformation in time for the 150th anniversary of the country in 2017. The path leading to the entrance is lined with stylized landmarks and activities across the country. I photographed some of them as I passed through.


The Hall is divided up into three pods. The first one starts from time immemorial and goes to the end of the French and Indian War. It begins with the Anishinaabe creation story, spoken by a narrator in that language, with French and English subtitles at the bottom of the screen.


A display is set up with a model of the cliff at a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Alberta: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. We'll pick up here tomorrow.

22 comments:

  1. The creation story must be very interesting! I like the concept, too.

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  2. I would stay to watch the creation story.

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  3. ...the next time that I visit Ottawa, I need to visit t his museum.

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  4. That Head-Smashed in Buffalo Jump has always fascinated me.

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  5. @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Iris: so do I.

    @Nancy: I've done so.

    @Tom: you should!

    @Marie: me too.

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  6. Hello, looks like a wonderful exhibit and museum. Happy weekend!

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  7. I had to read about Head Smashed In, what a name! But it is appropriate here. A very effective way to kill bison.

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  8. love the church with it's spires. have a great happy weekend. ( ;

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  9. The creation story looks really beautifully done. How interesting!

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  10. very modern yet spiritual creations ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. The creation story looks really well presented!

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  12. What a coincidence. I just saw an exhibit at the Heard Museum that was about a creation story from the Navajo culture spoken in their language with translations on the wall. It was a sound and light exhibit.

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  13. Sounds like a fantantic exhibit. The creation story would be very interesting to experience.

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  14. Thank you. That is nice an interesting.

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  15. The Stylized Landmarks are wonderful but I would love to see the Creation Story.
    As I have said before you live in a fabulous city.
    parsnip

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  16. The creation story looks really interesting.

    All the best Jan

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  17. You certainly know how to to keep an audience.

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  18. I like hearing Native languages spoken. There is a good exhibit of west coast First Nations languages at the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria.

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  19. Museums are morÄ™ interesting these days thanks to the modern designs and multimedia.

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