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March 30 - 1939: Detective Comics #27 is released, introducing Batman.
|Douglas Cardinal's design for the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization) was much criticized when it opened back in 1989, as were what was considered the|
Disneyfied exhibits. It has proven to be the most popular of the museums in the Capital region
with over 1 million visitors a year.
|The stunning sweep of the Grand Hall has been home to the largest collection of First Nations' totem poles in the world. And it also houses a plaster cast of one of my favourite pieces: Bill Reid's The Spirit of Haida Gwaii.|
|A left click on the catalogue cover|
will take you to the exhibit website.
|One of two Canadian Pacific steamships that plied the Atlantic the Empress of Ireland was launched |
on January 27, 1906 and arrived in Quebec City for the first time on July 7th of that year. Before
that foggy evening in 1914 the liner had made 95 eastbound crossings of the Atlantic.
|A piano - much like the one that graced the Grand Salon of the Empress - is all set appropriate music |
for the first evening out: The Empress of Ireland Waltz composed in 1906 by Myrtle Wallace.
|A page from the exhibition catalogue shows the impact the disaster had on the culture of the region.|
|Sailors taking the coffins of children - of the 138 children on board only 5 survived |
including Grace Hanagan - off the vessel Lady Gray at the pier in Quebec City.
Photograph: Library of Congress
|Passengers posing for a group photo on board The Empress of Ireland as it departs. |
The stories of many of them can be found on the commemoration website Empress 2014.
|"God Be With You Till We Meet Again" can be heard faintly in the background as visitors walk by a |
silhouette of the ill-fated Empress made up of the names of her passengers and crew. A moving
commemoration of the worst marine disaster in our history