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Family Bonds & Belonging Opening Soon

What is family? The answer to this simple question is central to a new exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Family Bonds & Belonging opens March 9th and welcomes visitors of all ages to discover the many different ideas of family together, those of biology, choice, association and place.

With touching, beautiful and quirky displays the exhibition leads visitors through four themes - belonging, growth and change, gatherings and generations - and ultimately celebrates Canadian identity by exploring families and family history, linking past to present and province to nation.
Family photo albums, oral histories and a series of home movies screened in a full-scale 1970s themed rec room share nostalgic portrayals of early and contemporary families. Visitors will connect with the traditions of families who came as immigrants, and families who have always been here through beautiful and rare artifacts.

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