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Online BMO Oral History Gallery

From a war bride recounting her train trip across Canada to the harrowing journey of a refugee fleeing a war zone, watch and listen to first-hand accounts from those who lived the experiences. Our unique oral history collection allows you to relate to and empathize with the people coming to Canada to start a new life. While our BMO Oral History Gallery is temporarily closed, here are a few places where you can enjoy our collection online:

A Video Introduction to our Oral History Program

pier21.ca/research/oral-history/oral-history


Our Latest Oral History Video Project - My Mother and I: Our Journey

pier21.ca/research/oral-history/my-mother-and-i-our-journey


Filipinos in Neepawa: Immigration Experiences in a Prairie Town

pier21.ca/research/oral-history/filipinos-in-neepawa-immigration-experiences-in-a-prairie-town


Newcomers to Francophone Minority Communities

pier21.ca/research/oral-history/language-as-a-pull-factor


Refugees' Experiences

pier21.ca/research/oral-history/refugee-experiences-gallery


Perspectives About Coming to Canada from the United States During the Vietnam War

pier21.ca/research/oral-history/immigration-from-the-united-states-of-america-during-the-vietnam-war


Oral Histories from our Previous Travelling Exhibition - Canada: Day 1

pier21.ca/cd1/canada-day-1-oral-history-videos

A man is being interviewed on camera.

Abdoulaye Baldé shares his story as part of the Museum's Oral History program.