The Italian Trunk

The Italian Trunk is presented by the IC Savings Foundation

Through the generous support of The IC Savings Foundation, The Italian Trunk was created. Rich with stories of exciting journeys overseas, travels by train across the country, settling in a new land and the kindness of strangers along the way, the Trunk reveals many personal accounts of newcomers arriving to and living in Canada.

Take time to explore photos of the old country, onboard ship crossings, families arriving at the Pier and their bright futures in Canada. Learn about first tastes of squishy white bread and first experiences of frigid Canadian winters. We invite you to participate in a uniquely historical and cultural exploration of our collections.



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