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Living In History: How 2020 Is Already Being Archived By Museums

The Canadian Press speaks with Anthony Wilson-Smith on the importance of preserving the story of the pandemic.

Dec 02, 2020

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Students inspired by virtual Remembrance Day ceremony

Grade 4 students at École Saint-Joseph joined Historica Canada's virtual Remembrance Day ceremony.

Nov 13, 2020

Jun 21, 2020

BRAUN: The 'Forgotten War' marks its 70th anniversary

The Toronto Sun speaks with Anthony Wilson-Smith about the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.

Most Canadians know that Ypres and Dunkirk are places where important battles took place. Kapyong? Not so much. The 70th anniversary of the Korean War - sometimes called the Forgotten War - is this week. Read the full story here.

Jun 01, 2020

Online archive to document Canadians' everyday stories during the pandemic

Daily Hive features the new Canada During COVID-19 archive.

What we don’t typically think of is the impact that our personal stories will have for the generations to come. Over the past few months, we’ve all quickly adapted to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic — something that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.
 
But how will historians remember this time in history? Historica Canada has devised a solution. The registered charity offers programs to explore, learn, and reflect on Canada’s history, and what it means to be Canadian. Now, to capture life in Canada during this unprecedented time, Historica Canada is building an online archive. Read the full story here.

May 29, 2020

Three Aberfoyle students part of Historica Canada’s COVID-19 virtual museum project

Wellington Advisor showcases three student submissions to the Canada During COVID-19 archive.

ABERFOYLE – Three students from Aberfoyle Public School have had school projects selected for the Canada During COVID-19 virtual museum, a Historica Canada project to archive experiences of Canadians during the pandemic. Read the full story here.

May 07, 2020

Canada’s New Heritage Minute Is An Emotional Love Story & The Video Will Give You Chills

Narcity covers the new Heritage Minute on the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Now, this is just so sweet. Canada's Heritage Minutes got a new installment that features a touching love story from World War II between a Canadian soldier and a Dutch civilian. This comes on the anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

Latest 'Heritage Minute' commemorates liberation of the Netherlands

CTV News covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

TORONTO -- The latest Heritage Minute from Historica Canada commemorates Canada’s contribution to the liberation of the Netherlands 75 years later.
 
On May 5, 1945, Canadian troops were among several Allied nations who helped to liberate the Netherlands from Nazi occupation following six months of fighting in the region. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

New Heritage Minute tells story of life-long love, sparked in aftermath of occupation of the Netherlands

CBC News covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

It's the tale of a Canadian man who fought to liberate Europe, and a Dutch woman in Amsterdam who happily welcomed the Canadian soldiers. It's a symbol of the special 75-year relationship Canada and the Netherlands have shared since the liberation.
 
It's one of nearly 1,900 similar stories, according to Historica Canada, and this one has been told several times before. But now it has been captured in a Heritage Minute, further galvanizing its place in Canadian history. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

New Heritage Minute shines light on a love story and liberation of Netherlands

CTV Your Morning features the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

CTV Your Morning takes a look at the new Heritage Minute that focuses on Canada's involvement in the liberation of the Netherlands. Watch the clip here.

May 05, 2020

Liberation of the Netherlands: new Heritage Minute tells Dutch Canadian love story from Vancouver

The Georgia Straight covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

Among the ways that Canada is honouring today's 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands and the end of the Second World War is the release of a new Heritage Minute that tells a love story with a Vancouver connection. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

Newest ‘Heritage Minute’ features BC couple who met on VE Day

CHEK News speaks to Juliana Leahy, daughter of the couple featured in the newest Heritage Minute.

Juliana Leahy of Comox has already watched the newest “Heritage Minute” numerous times, but she still shakes her head every time.
She says it’s like watching her parents back then in real-time. Read the full story here.

May 03, 2020

Heritage Moment celebrates a great love story, amid the liberation of Amsterdam

Vancouver Sun covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

On May 8, 1945 the Canadian Army entered Amsterdam.
 
Marguerite Blaisse’s father was too ill to join the delirious crowds greeting the liberators. So he asked his daughter to see if she could talk any Canadians into coming to their house to celebrate.
 
Wilf Gildersleeve and Marguerite Blaisse fell in love, married, and went on to raise eight kids in West Vancouver. Their story has inspired Historica Canada to film a Heritage Minute that will begin airing on TV May 5, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. Read the full story here.

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