150+ Canadians Day 143: Museums

Image: The Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg – by  Ccyyrree on Wikimedia

Museums contribute to peace by educating people on the lessons learned from wars the value of peace. #Canada150

Museums such as the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, and Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, preserve important stories and artifacts from the past and encourage reflection and dialogue.

Opened in 2014, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights promotes respect for everyone and enhances our understanding of the importance of human rights.

The Canadian War Museum first displayed items in 1880, became an official museum in 1952, and moved to its current location in 2005. It is Canada’s museum of military history. It looks at how war affects people and nations.

Between 1928 and 1971, Pier 21 was the welcoming port for a million immigrants, refugees, wartime evacuees, war brides and their children, and returning troops. The museum offers visitors a chance to appreciate the emotions and challenges faced by people entering Canada through this port.

Museums in all parts of the country, large and small, all contribute to a greater understanding of humans and the world.

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