19.06.2021 – 06.09.2021
To celebrate its reopening, the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site invites you to 3 new exhibitions from June 19 to September 6.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier’s greatest moments are depicted on a massive silver centrepiece, gifted to him by his constituents for his accomplishments in 1863. More than just a decorative object, this work attests to Cartier’s political accomplishments as united Canada’s Prime Minister.
Embellished with numerous figures and symbols, the centrepiece bears witness to Sir George-Étienne Cartier’s personal and private life. A visually engaging projection allows for close-up contemplations of this silversmith piece!
State of Play immerses visitors in the Confederation debates. The population movements and power games that gave birth to Canada are revealed in a fun and mysterious world of interactive games that combines mechanisms from the 19th century with today's digital tools.
In State of Play, strength lies in numbers. It is through collaboration, manoeuvring and taking a stand that the core message takes shape: the issues of Cartier's time are not confined to his era. They are still echoed in today's modern political reality.
How do you create a country? What type of government? Who would make decisions? Who would have a right to vote?
The people who played a part in the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867 each had a vision of what they thought this country should be. Since that time, Canadians have continued to shape this country through political and social involvement. They are agents of change: dreamers, activists, innovators, who roll up their sleeves and make things happen.
What about YOU? What would you like to make happen? Go ahead, imagine a country!
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