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Temporarily Closed

Temporary Closure

The Museum is closed until April 2021 as renovations to one of our permanent exhibitions are underway. Although closed, we are continuing our work, including fulfilling genealogy and family history inquiries and gift shop purchases online. Your support makes all the difference in helping us celebrate and share the stories of what brings us together. Please consider a donation today. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum when it is safe to do so.

The Library and Archives Canada's service point is temporarily closed but they continue to offer enhanced remote services.

Language as a "Pull" Factor for Newcomers to Francophone Minority Communities

Why do some French-speaking people decide to settle in a majority English-speaking area? The reasons can be complex, but language is one major “pull” factor.

Video clips from interviews with newcomers help us understand how language influenced their decisions >

Museum From Home

Download our app to experience what it was like to arrive at Pier 21. • Explore stories of how quarantine in the 20th century altered the lives of new Canadians. • Connect with researchers that can help you discover your family’s journey.

Enjoy the museum from home >

The Power of the Handwritten Word