Museum Blog

October 10, 2017 Vimy–Beyond the Battle

By: Graham Iddon


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I was taken aback to discover that it was not about the battle at all but, rather, was about commemoration…
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September 27, 2017 THE “BIG SIX”

By: Graham Iddon


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The necessity of creating and adopting these concepts becomes clear when one begins to get a sense of history’s downright frightening lack of objectivity.
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September 12, 2017 How’re We Doing So Far?

By: Graham Iddon


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It’s all good, and we couldn’t be happier with our first few weeks of business.
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August 28, 2017 Hey Doll

By: Louise-Anne Laroche


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As a visitor, I experienced a mixture of awe and incredulity: long showcases full of the same doll over and over, but each dressed differently or enjoying a different lifestyle.
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August 16, 2017 Gold! I Found Gold!

By: Louise-Anne Laroche


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Barkerville is the largest heritage site in western North America with 100 historical and 21 replica heritage buildings.
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August 2, 2017 Unpacking the Collection 6

By: David Bergeron


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In 1934 the Department of Finance invited Emanuel Hahn to submit a design for a silver dollar to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V’s reign.
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Complete Commemorative Note Series

Since issuing its first series of bank notes in 1935, the Bank of Canada has issued three commemorative bank notes. Each commemorative note marks an important milestone for the reigning monarch or a defining moment in Canadian history.

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June 25, 2014 5 Cents: Canada, 1943

The beaver briefly disappeared from our nickel during World War II. So did the nickel typically used in minting the coin, a consequence of wartime rationing of the metal.

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The New Building Project

Four years after the closing of the original Currency Museum, the Bank of Canada Museum is now open for business.

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If you are unable to come to us, then we’ll just have to come to you. Welcome to our travelling exhibitions program. It’s our way of extending the walls of the Bank of Canada Museum all across Canada.

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