The burning of Centre Block on Parliament Hill looms in the story of the Museum of Nature, as it hosted temporary quarters for our Parliament for a number of years during the rebuild.
When the former Prime Minister, Wilfred Laurier, died, he laid in state inside the Museum
This view looking up at the Moon includes some of the side we're more accustomed to.
The Museum's collection began to grow out of its earliest exhibits, particularly the collection of the Geological Survey.
During the 1990s, preparations were made for a project of rehabilitation of the building that would include the Queens Lantern. The Museum would remain open during the work, with some limited access at times.
The Lantern is dedicated to two Queens: Victoria and Elizabeth, the latter of whom attended the formal reopening in 2010. New gallery concepts and expanded spaces would be part of the project.
To this day, there are stories of hauntings in the building, which seems appropriate in a castle.
The exhibits and public face of the Museum of Nature are here, but the administrative centre, housing research and collections vaults, are over in Gatineau.
For today I finish off with two more views of the Moon before we go over to another gallery.