The Canadian Museum of History’s “1867 – Rebellion and Confederation” travelling exhibit will be on display at the Gibson House Museum through August.
Through the exhibit, visitors can explore a piece of the country’s history through artifacts from Canada’s Confederation, according to a press release.
The exhibit, which will run through Aug. 27, is part the city of Toronto’s “TO Canada with Love” yearlong celebration of the city’s 150th birthday. The exhibit will feature a look at the three decades that led to the country’s confederation and its history of becoming a nation.
“1867 is a pivotal year in our history, marking Confederation and the beginning of our country and province’s road to ever-increasing inclusiveness and diversity,” Eleanor McMahon, Canada’s minister of tourism, culture and sport, said in the release. “The exhibit serves as an important reminder of the sacrifices others made to create a better Canada and stronger Ontario."
The Gibson House will also host two other events featuring Canada’s history, including Rebel Afternoons on July 8, July 15 and July 22 at 4 p.m. featuring a journey back to the 1830s. On Aug. 12, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 at 4 p.m., Gibson House will present Rebellious Women, which highlights the events of 1837 and the lives of women who were a part of the historical events from that time period.