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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.

A Video Introduction to our Oral History Program

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

Filipinos in Neepawa: Immigration Experiences in a Prairie Town

Newcomers to Francophone Minority Communities

Refugees' Experiences

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

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

A man is being interviewed on camera.

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