Second Floor

Map of the Second Floor Exhibits

On the second floor are two galleries featuring rotating displays from the Museum’s permanent collection, and travelling exhibits of all descriptions.

North Gallery

New Exhibit Coming Soon!

South Gallery

Legacy of Hope Exhibit
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Indian Day Schools in Canada: An Introduction

April – October 6

Since the 1920s, more than 699 Indian Day Schools were established and operated by the Canadian Government with an estimated over 200,000 Indigenous children attending.

Many Survivors of Indian Day Schools attest the trauma experienced was just as severe as what has been reported in Residential Schools, with the only difference being that Indian Day School students went home at night. With this exhibition, the Legacy of Hope Foundation seeks to educate and raise awareness among Canadians on the subject of Indian Day Schools to support healing and Reconciliation.

The Indian Day School Exhibition will be presented with research-based text and accompanied with visual images, historical photographs, and quotes from Survivors of the Indian Day School System.