Swindle! Canadian Phantom Banks
26 June 2015 – 24 June 2016
Built around the story of one phantom bank, this exhibition included an evocative tableau that featured several historical re‑enactments and a host of key artifacts from the period. The latter included phantom and legitimate bank notes, gold and silver coins, a printing plate and even a publication that helped people decide which banks they should avoid and which they could reliably trust. Put together, these artifacts built a rich picture of the precarious economy of 1837 and the lives of Canadians who lived through this turbulent time.