The last section of the Canadian History Hall, which picks up the story from 1914 on and carries to the present day, is on the upper level here at the Museum of History. A long ramp winds up around the entrance hall. This space has a topographic map of the country laid out on the floor.
At this point in the day my camera was in need of a recharge, so I didn't take as many shots in this final section. I started with this crucifix, fashioned out of the ruins of a church at Passchendaele, France. That town was the site of a costly 1917 Canadian victory in the First World War.
Following the Second World War, Newfoundland entered Confederation as the tenth province, an endeavour led by the premier at the time, Joey Smallwood, who is deemed the last Father of Confederation. This rug hooking shows the island.
Debates rose up in the late 1950s and early 1960s on the idea of a new flag or keeping the Red Ensign. Some of the designs are found in this section.
1967 was the centennial year of Canadian Confederation, and the occasion was marked in big ways and in personal ways. Displayed here in the museum is a personal centennial project by Marjorie Gehl, the daughter of a diplomat posted at the time in the United States.
Another centennial event was a voyageur canoe journey by ten teams across over five thousand kilometres from Rocky Mountain House in Alberta to Montreal that summer. This photograph shows the participants in training.
Expo 67 was held in Montreal, showcasing the country to the world. Among the structures erected for the event was the Indians Of Canada Pavilion. This is the original model for it.
I leave off for today with this stained glass window, one of a matching pair dating to 2012. Giniigaaniimenaaning (Looking Ahead) is the title of this, commissioned to recognize the survivors of the residential schools and their families- a dark mark on Canadian history in terms of our treatment of our First Nations peoples. Its twin was installed in Centre Block, though I imagine with the work presently underway has been removed for storage for the time being.