1867: Rebellion & Confederation

  • Dates:December 13, 2016 - May 7, 2017 ( Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Canadian Museum for Human Rights
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Address: 85 Israel Asper Way Winnipeg, MB
  • Contact: info@humanrights.ca
  • Phone: (204) 289-2000
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  • Region: Winnipeg

In 2017, Canada marks 150 years since Confederation. The Museum is proud to present 1867: Rebellion & Confederation during this special anniversary year.

1867: Rebellion & Confederation explores the struggle for responsible government that took place in what is now Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia. This struggle took place in local legislatures, but it also boiled over into violence and armed conflict, both with the rebellions of 1837-1838, and the riots in 1849 that burned down the Parliament building in Montréal.

New to the exhibition is the impact that immigration, expanding settlement, and colonial politics had on existing Indigenous nations. In 1867 many people were left out of the debates about Confederation, including Indigenous peoples, women and others.

1867: Rebellion & Confederation brings together a unique collection of artifacts from different institutions in many parts of Canada to tell the story of Confederation. Visitors will have the chance to see a variety of fascinating artifacts.

1867: Rebellion & Confederation
  • (204) 289-2000
  • 85 Israel Asper Way
  • Winnipeg, MB