Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

December 07, 2006 16:31 ET

Media Advisory: Library and Archives Canada Opens Travelling Exhibition on the Hungarian Revolution at Pier 21

To: Assignment Editors, PSA Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - To mark the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and in tribute to Hungarian-Canadians, Library and Archives Canada is proud to present Canada and the Hungarian Revolution, which opens tomorrow at Pier 21. This is a companion exhibition to NEW LIVES: 50 Stories Chronicling the Hungarian-Canadian Experience, which displays 50 portraits by renowned portrait photographer V. Tony Hauser.

Canada and the Hungarian Revolution features reproductions of photos, letters and newspaper articles, taken from the Library and Archives Canada collection, and shows Canada's reaction to the uprising that erupted in Budapest on October 23, 1956. The panels reflect Canadian's outrage at the plight of the Hungarians and trace the response of the federal government to the crisis by welcoming the large number of Hungarian refugees.

Canada and the Hungarian Revolution will be on display at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, from December 8, 2006 to January 31, 2007.

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Pauline M. Portelance
    Media Relations Officer
    613-996-6128 or 613-293-4298