Jeremy Ward

Sep 26, 2022

Canadian History through the Eyes of the Canadian Canoe Museum

A Discussion with Jeremy Ward

New Books Network 2022

Greg Marchildon interviews Jeremy Ward, the curator of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario, about the role of the canoe in the history of the portion of North America that would eventually become Canada and about the extraordinary collection of this unique museum of Canadian history. The conversation covers the role of curator in a history museum and what can be learned about Canadian history from an intimate viewing of material objects. Ward also explains how documentary history, including the work produced by the Champlain Society, is used to select and then explain the objects displayed in the museum. This podcast was produced by Jessica Schmidt.

This interview was produced with the support of The Champlain Society. The mission of The Champlain Society is to increase public awareness of, and accessibility to, Canada’s rich store of historical records. 

Gregory P. Marchildon is the Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

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