Hope and Healing Canada
June 6 to August 29, 2023
Tracey-Mae Chambers is a sculptor who explores relationships between human beings and the natural world using organic mediums including beeswax and wool. A proud member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, whose ancestors hail from the Drummond Island community, she has been reconnecting with her heritage through site-specific installations in public spaces, historic sites, and cultural venues across North America.
May 4 to October 4, 2023
In 2022, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands published a graphic novel called "Destination: Canada”, telling the story of ten Dutch immigrants, illustrated by ten comic book artists. The Museum has adapted two of these stories for a special exhibit, presenting the story of George Zwaagstra, a Pier 21 immigrant and volunteer, and Tayebeh Farooqi-Wahedi, a refugee from Afghanistan and immigrant from the Netherlands.
May 13 to July 23, 2023
Parks Canada’s exhibit, Revealing Chignecto: The Stories Within, looks deeply at the history of this region and focuses on its archaeology: vestiges that represent millennia of Mi’kmaw communities, Acadian villages, and 18th century forts. Memories live here, across Chignecto’s lands and waters.
我的昨日拾光 In My Yesterday
May 13 to July 23, 2023
Artwork, historical objects and documents reflect artist JJ Lee’s Chinese Maritime family’s immigration experience in this new temporary exhibition. The mixed media installation tells the remarkable story of her family’s multi-generational emigration from China, between 1916 and 1957.
The Canadian Immigration Story
Witness the challenge and triumph, the joy and injustice experienced by newcomers to Canada in the past and in the present. And learn about the vast contributions immigrants have made to Canada.
The Pier 21 Story
Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada through Pier 21. From the ship you sailed on, to customs and immigration in Halifax, to the train you took to your final destination, discover the past housed in the walls of our National Historic Site.
The Wheel of Conscience
The Wheel of Conscience sheds light on a dark moment in Canadian history. This memorial sculpture, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, is a potent reminder of the dangers of racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism.