Parliament Fire of 1916
Published on January 27, 2016
A fateful night ...
On Feb. 3, 1916, fire struck the Parliament Buildings. By 3 PM the next day, Parliament had moved down the street, and settled in amongst the fossils, minerals and art at the recently-built Victoria Memorial Museum (now the Canadian Museum of Nature). Parliament remained there for 4 years.
Join us on Feb. 4, 2016 to commemorate the fire’s 100th anniversary.
5 PM – Exhibits. Meet a firefighter from the International Association of Fire Fighters. Try on historical fire equipment with the Bytown Fire Brigade. Engage with a museum botanist about how fire shapes the natural world.
7 PM – Talk by Dr. David Tough from Trent University exploring the fiery legislative debates of the era, from how women got the vote to how income taxation came to be.
8 PM – closing
Free admission. No reservations required (first come basis).
Presented by the Canadian Museum of Nature and the International Association of Firefighters.