Around the church I left off with yesterday, this part of the Museum includes display cases and panels. In this case are standard items for the days of one room schoolhouses. A photograph of one in the Canadian West stands in the background.
Quotations about living in the West are on the wall.
As the 19th century moved into the 20th, a retail company, Eaton's, existed in Canada and ran part of its business through stores, part through catalogue. It no longer exists, thanks in part to the rank incompetence of the current generation of Eatons. A display case includes some items from the early part of the 20th century.
Social movements of this era are also examined. This banner is tied to the labour movement of the late 19th century.
Also examined is the movement for women to vote and for temperance.
The final of the three pods inside the Canada History Hall is on the second level. A long, gentle ramp curls around the central hub, where a large map of Canada is laid out on the floor.
From above, a look into one of the interior spaces below allows a view of a huge painting that nearly spans the height of the Museum.
A flag commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria is one of the first items seen in this third pod.
And it is the First World War that occupies this introductory area.