This area includes more of the everyday objects and tools being used by settlers in the first part of the 19th century throughout what is today eastern Canada.
Rebellions in the 1830s would ultimately rise to the idea of responsible government and Confederation.
Among the artifacts here is the crest of the old Molsons Bank and the Cabriolet Sleigh, which was featured in the Canadian Pavilion at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851.
Recreation could be found in the colonies at the time, particularly in urban centres. Cricket, curling, and lacrosse are represented here. The last of those three was a game that had a long history here before the arrival of white people; First Nations peoples had been playing it long before then.
The drive towards responsible government that came out of the rebellions found its strongest voices in a partnership of English and French speaking leaders, Robert Baldwin and Louis Hippolyte LaFontaine, who would share leadership of the united Upper and Lower Canadas.