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The new Canadian Museum of History heads to Saskatoon!

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Representatives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16 to invite the public to participate in the creation of the new Canadian Museum of History.

The new exhibition gallery, which will be inaugurated in 2017, will present the national history of Canada and its people. Representatives from the Museum are travelling the country asking Canadians what they would like to see in this new exhibition.

And now, people in the Saskatoon area will be able to give their opinions on the personalities, events and milestones that tell the Canadian story, and choose the objects that they would include in the new Canadian Museum of History.

The public is invited to attend a panel and roundtable discussion on Tuesday, January 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, in Saskatoon.

The evening will kick off with a dynamic panel discussion—My History Museum: A to Zed —where special guests will be asked what they would put in a Canadian history museum of their making. It will be followed by a roundtable discussion where the public will be asked how they would like to engage with their national history museum. How can the Museum meet their needs and interests, from here in Saskatoon?

For those who cannot attend the evening event, an interactive station will be set up at the Mall at Lawson Heights on Wednesday, January 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

My History Museum: A to Zed
Tuesday, January 15
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon
405 Twentieth Street East, Saskatoon
Panel and roundtable discussions

Interactive station
Wednesday, January 16
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Mall at Lawson Heights
134 Primrose Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Public engagement sessions will also be held in Montréal, Quebec (January 24) and Gatineau, Quebec (January 31).

Visit the "My History Museum" website at www.civilization.ca/myhistorymuseum to confirm your attendance at the panel and roundtable discussions. If you cannot attend a session, you can also share your ideas with us on the website by participating in a range of activities and by completing the online survey.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the centre for research and public information on the social and human history of the country. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Museum is Canada's largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of Civilization's principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity.

SOURCE Canadian Museum of Civilization

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