Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150
Start date: 5 October, 2016
End date: 29 June, 2018
The Archives of Ontario's latest onsite exhibit - Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150 - will explore the ways in which four Ontario family groups across the province were affected by and responded to the wider historical themes of the mid-19th century that led to Confederation in 1867: Ontario's relationship with the outside world, demands for political change, and socio-economic transformation. Archival photographs, textual records, and artifacts will help visitors put themselves in the shoes of Ontario's peoples in the latter-half of the 19th century.
This exhibit will be on display in the Archives of Ontario's Helen McClung Exhibit Area from October 2016 to June 2018. Admission is free.
Nature of the Project Reach
The Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150 exhibit will feature stories and records from across the province, giving an Ontarian perspective on this formative national event.
This exhibition will allow Ontarians to engage with their shared documentary history, and discover the ways in which individuals, families, and communities were impacted by Confederation. The exhibit will also include a look back at how Ontario celebrated the Centennial anniversary of Confederation in 1967.