The Canadian Museum of History is getting ready to open an exciting new exhibition, all about Canadian hero Terry Fox.
Here’s a description from their website: “In the summer of 1980, a young man with an artificial leg and a courageous heart galvanized the nation behind his dream: to find a cure for cancer. Relive Terry Fox’s heroic Marathon of Hope with a unique exhibition marking the 35th anniversary of his cross-Canada run. Artifacts, photographs, interviews, press clippings, and journal entries allow visitors to retrace Terry’s 143-day, 5,300 kilometre journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. Explore the deep affection Canadians have for Terry and see how his legacy continues to inspire us.”
The exhibition will have its official opening on Wednesday, April 1 and the Canadian Museum of History would like to extend a special invitation to all National Capital History Day students and teachers.
It’s going to be a lovely (and very moving) celebration of an incredible Canadian. The event will be attended by historians, VIPs and people who want to be sure that Terry Fox’s legacy, and memory, will live on.
If you attend, you’ll also have a chance to meet Erin Gurski, a member of the National Capital History Day Steering committee. Erin was a research assistant for the exhibition and co-authored a book about it. You can read more about her experiences here.
If you’d like to attend, here are the details:
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Where: Canadian Museum of History 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Please confirm your presence by March 31, 2015. firstname.lastname@example.org | 819-776-8382
You can read more about the exhibition on the Museum’s Facebook page, too.