St. Louis: Ship of Fate - POSTPONED

(Originally scheduled for May - September 2020, this exhibit has now been postponed.)

Due to our closure, we have decided to postpone the display of the St. Louis: Ship of Fate exhibit. Thank you to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for accommodating us during this time. We plan to host this exhibit in the future when everyone can visit the Diefenbaker Canada Centre.

Fleeing Nazi persecution in 1939, 936 Jewish refugees boarded the German ocean liner, St. Louis. Expecting to find refuge across the Atlantic, they were denied entry to Cuba, the USA, and Canada. The refugees returned to Europe, where almost one third died in the Holocaust. This travelling exhibit, from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, awakens visitors to the little-known, dark history of Canadian immigration and anti-Semitism during the 1930s.


(October 2020 – January 2021)

For as long as we’ve had secret information, individuals and organizations have encrypted and analyzed encrypted communications. This travelling exhibition from Ingenium: Canada’s Museum of Science and Innovation will help Canadians understand communications cryptology: what it is, how it works, and how it affects our lives. Including an authentic Enigma cipher machine and interactive experiences, this exhibit is perfect for a family day or school trip.