Yesterday the Archives of Ontario launched their sesquicentennial exhibit Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150. Running until 2018 the exhibit looks at 150 years of Ontario and what Ontario was like at the point of confederation. The onsite exhibit focuses on four family groups in Ontario during the confederation era. One of those family groups is the Shingwauk family. The exhibit section which focuses on the Shingwauk family and the Shingwauk Indian Residential School contains artifacts and images from the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC).
I couldn’t be happier about the SRSC content being included in this type of commemorative and educational exhibit. Thousands of visitors and students will learn about the Shingwauk family through this exhibit and the Archives of Ontario educational programming.
Here’s a Storify of last night’s live tweet of the opening by the Archives of Ontario