Holodomor National Awareness tour comes to St. Catharines, Welland

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The Holodomor National Awareness mobile learning space will be visiting the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre Thursday Aug. 9/2018, then the Welland Museum Friday and Saturday.

“The tour is spearheaded by the Canada-Ukraine Foundation to raise awareness about the genocidal famine carried out in 1932-33 by the Soviet Union, known as the Holodomor, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Ukrainians,” a City of St. Catharines press release said about the visit. “The Holodomor National Awareness tour is a state-of-the-art mobile learning space which will educate and engage the public about this event in world history and how it affects our lives today.”

“The Holodomor was a terrible but well-kept secret the Soviet Union harboured for many, many years,” said Kathleen Powell, supervisor, historical services in the press release. “We’ve been learning more about this dark time in Ukraine history in the years since the USSR fell and this interactive theatre-on-wheels has done much to raise awareness.

“We are proud to welcome the Holodomor tour bus back to the museum this summer. The videos and stories from survivors it shares will certainly inform about how this history has shaped our world today,” she said.

The bus will be located in the museum’s parking lots, admission is free.

Hours:

  • Thursday at St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday at Welland Museum: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday at Welland Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 


 

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