Themes

Periods

Alphabetical Order

Discover new aspects of the history of Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries through thematic tours.

Divided into five major themes and five time periods, these thematic tours may be accessed three different ways, by: Web tours (documented images, in HTML), movie clips (QuickTime version) and movie clips (Flash version).

Featured Thematic Tour

Silver and Gold: Bennett and the Great Depression

New Brunswick Museum

The public sweeps Bennett and the Conservative Party to power in 1930, fully expecting him to deal with Canada's growing economic crisis. While in office, Bennett receives numerous gold and silver presentation pieces from a succession of admirers and officials in different world capitals. These shiny treasures contrast sharply with the hard times of the Great Depression and symbolize the disparity that angers many Canadians in their hours of need. Bennett's personal wealth serves as a ready target for the majority of Canadians, who exist in less fortunate circumstances.


Themes

First Nations

Cartoons

Places

People

Society / Daily Life

Politics / Economy

Technology, Industry & Commerce

Periods

1840-1867

1867-1896

1896-1919

1919-1945

1945 to now