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Temporary Exhibits

UNMASKING INFLUENZA

Main Gallery: May 16 - August 30, 2021

“Unmasking Influenza” from Ingenium Canada, highlights the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-1919, and makes meaningful comparisons to contemporary aspects of public health. The exhibition features information panels, artefacts. digital video, and interactive activities to showcase the innovations and tribulations of Canadians as they lived through the most perilous virus of the last century. Some exhibition content may be sensitive for some, due to the nature of the current Covid-19 pandemic, therefore visitor discretion is advised.

This exhibition is sponsored by Canadian Heritage, through the Museums Assistance Program.

CANADIAN ENGLISH, EH?

Main Gallery: September 3 - October 15, 2021

Brought to you by the Canadian Language Museum, "Canadian English, Eh?" consists of entertaining information panels that highlight interesting, and sometimes humourous, aspects of Canadian slang and phrases. This exhibit explores the history of English in Canada, variations in Canadian English across the country and across generations, as well as influences from French and Indigenous languages. This exhibition is sponsored by Canadian Heritage, through the Museums Assistance Program.

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BEYOND WORDS: DICTIONARIES AND INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

Main Gallery: September 3 - October 15, 2021

Brought to you by the Canadian Language Museum, "Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages" highlights the complex relationship between Indigenous languages and dictionaries over several centuries, from word lists and dictionaries developed for exploration, colonization, conversion and assimilation purposes, to online language materials being developed by Indigenous communities to transmit the elders’ language knowledge to today’s youth. This exhibition is sponsored by Canadian Heritage, through the Museums Assistance Program.

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