Our Tour at the Canadian Museum of History and “THE INSIDE SCOOP” welcomes you to join in some “Scoop” with our Tour guide Michel. Michel was also enthusiastic to tell us about the “Information Poll Stations”. As a visitor, this is a great source for reference. If you read the Information Polls, you will learn and understand so much more, and they can assist with your tour by guiding you through logistically.
Michel goes on to tell us the exhibits we are looking at take the “rule of 3 in balance”. The longest totem poll is 16.5 meters in one piece carved and on display in this area. The Village has been recreated to embrace and present the environments that once encompassed these lands.
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By a large glass window pain stood a massive white sculpture created by Bill Reid, “Spirit of Haida”. This is the plaster mould that has been used twice. One sculpture stands in the Canadian Exhibit in Washington D.C. They have been pored from liquid bronze. You might recognize from our photos below, that this sculpture has been captured on the new $20.00 bill.
It seemed a good time to ask Michel how long it would take a visitor to tour the Museum. He chuckled when he told us his response … “There are 2 options. Option #1, until closing time or Option #2, until your feet or brain wears out”. He told us that touring the Museum is like “food for thought” … “when you’re full, you’re full”. I wondered today what would happen first, Michel’s enthusiasm and knowledge made me think the Museum would have to close before we were too “full”.
How long one need to tour through the Museum … Michel’s response again was fantastic and true … he would recommend about an hour per floor. If you get turned around on your journey, our guide suggests “go by the panels”, if you take the time to read them, they will guide you through an ultimately enlightening experience.
It is true when Michel suggested that visiting the Canadian Museum of History was a “Seasonal experience”, one that folks should experience during each season. We know that to be true with many
outdoor adventures, visiting different communities in different seasons. I
wasn’t sure what he was referring to. Then he explained that as the backdrop
outside changes, so does the experience indoors. He goes back to out beginning
of our Tour; he reminds us that the outside presence of the Museum is just as important as the
Ontario Visited thanks Tour Guide Michel of the Canadian Museum of History for such an amazing journey through time!
Stay tuned for
of History Tour ~ “Can
you dig it?” ~ our Tour continues. In the meantime, if you wish to visit their
website, check it out at http://www.historymuseum.ca/home
. Canadian Museum