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Just in time for Halloween! A new episode from the hit tv series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood – Dress Up Day” is now playing at Cine+. Watch the show and then visit the #DanielTigerExhibit in the #ChildrensMuseum. Or vice-versa! Both are included in the entrance fee. Ugga Mugga! © 2019 The Fred Rogers Company. An exhibition created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions. #GrrificFamily @danieltigertv @9StoryMediaGroup @FredRogersProductions #kids #museum #instakids #fun #play #gatineau #ottawa #FredRogers @pittsburghkids

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While waterfowl decoys were originally carved for duck hunting, they are also a uniquely North American art form. This Canada goose decoy is among the remarkable collection of 150 decoys donated to the Museum by Dr. Jim Stewart. Dating from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s, the collection consists of antique duck and goose decoys produced by carvers in Ontario’s Prince Edward County and the Thousand Islands region. CMH, 2015.2.12, IMG2015-0324-0008-Dm

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Portia White was the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. After graduating from Dalhousie University and teaching school in Nova Scotia, White studied at the Halifax Conservatory of Music. White made her formal debut in Toronto in 1941, and on March 13, 1944, White became the first Canadian to perform at New York’s Town Hall. Yousuf Karsh / Yousuf Karsh fonds / Library and Archives Canada / Accession 1987-054, Item 9695 / e010751717 #womenshistorymonth

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Eeyou-iyihtwin (the Cree way) enables us to sustain ourselves using natural resources available on our land. From childhood we learn to walk vast distances across Eeyou Istchee seeking animals and plants to nourish and clothe us, and trees to shelter us. We are taught to respect and honour all that we hunt and gather. This walking way of life keeps our minds strong-willed, our spirits resilient, and our bodies well-nourished and healthy. Yoke David Pashagumskum, Chisasibi, 1980s Footprints – A Walk Through Generations was produced by Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Oujé Bougoumou, Quebec Until November 3, 2019 #FootprintsExhibit #indigenous #indigenouspeople #firstnations #instaindigenous #ottcity #history #canadianhistory #instahistory #instacanada

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Jeanne Mance was a pious French woman who assisted the Sieur de Maisonneuve in founding Montréal in 1642. Her task was to set up a hospital, which she did two years later. She remained in charge of Montréal’s Hotel-Dieu Hospital until her death in 1673. #womenshistorymonth

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The pink enamel triangle is an early symbol of the gay rights movement. It honours members of the LGBTQ2SI+ community who died in Nazi death camps. This particular necklace was worn everyday for at least ten years by Denis Leblanc, a Canadian gay rights activist. #LGBTQ #lgbtqhistory

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We have not one but two great reasons to be proud! This year alone, the Museum is the recipient of two In-House Design Awards for our exhibitions Neanderthal (on until January 26, 2020), and Death in the Ice – The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition (presented here in 2018). This biannual awards program managed by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, recognizes the work done by creative teams in companies, associations, government and other institutions in Canada and around the world. Photos: Janet Kimber #Design

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Created by a Calgary youth group of the Unitarian Church of Canada, a 500 ft. rainbow banner was used to show support for the legalization of same sex marriage in Canada during a demonstration on Parliament Hill in 2005. It was later divided up among supporters of the LGBTQ2SI+ community. One segment was offered to Gilles Marchildon, the Executive Director of Égale Canada, a lobby group tasked with defending the rights and liberties of the Canadian LGBTQ2SI+ community. Marchildon then used this section of banner at his wedding with partner Gord Klassen-Marchildon at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. Photo credit: Pat Croteau #lgbtqhistory #lgbtq

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Today is #teachersday. We would like to thank and celebrate teachers everywhere! These drawings are part of the Museum’s Nickerson Collection of Children's Art, made by children from 50 countries around the world.

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An episode from the hit tv series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood – Neighbour Day” is now playing at Cine+. Watch the show and then visit the #DanielTigerExhibit in the #ChildrensMuseum. Or vice-versa! Both are included in the entrance fee. Ugga Mugga! © 2019 The Fred Rogers Company. An exhibition created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions. #GrrificFamily @danieltigertv @FredRogersProductions #kids #museum #instakids #fun #play #gatineau #ottawa #FredRogers @pittsburghkids

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We have many styles of snowshoes made from different materials. Chaahkihwaausaam (swallowtail snowshoes) are used for long distance walks. Their shape breaks the trail to make the journey easier. Chaahkihwaausaam (snowshoes) Brian Cookish & Ashley Fireman Chisasibi, 2015 Footprints – A Walk Through Generations was produced by @Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Oujé Bougoumou, Quebec. Until November 3, 2019 #indigenous #indigenouspeople #firstnations #instaindigenous #ottcity #history #canadianhistory #instahistory #instacanada #FootprintsExhibit

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October is LGBTQ History Month. This segment of a 500 ft. rainbow banner demonstrates the determination of Canadian youth and the lasting legacy of LGBTQ2SI+ activism in Canada. As part of the Pride Rainbow Project, Calgary youth, members of the Unitarian Church of Canada, created this banner to show their support for the legalization of same-sex marriage. On August 15, 2005, the banner was used during a demonstration on Parliament Hill, and subsequently divided and distributed among LGBTQ activists and support groups.

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