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British Home Children
September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Between 1869 and 1948 thousands of children were sent to Canada from Great Britain. Labeled “British Home Children” the idea behind of the program was to send inner city orphans to the “bountiful new world”. The reality of the program was much different. The majority of the kids were not orphans, but rather the children of families that had simply fallen on hard times. Due to lax supervision and harsh Victorian attitudes on class, these children were seen as expendable. Children were picked up in Canada and used as indentured servants and farmhands, often enduring harsh conditions and even death.
September 28th, 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the British Home Child program. Join Museum Educator Braden Murray as he looks at the BHC Program in Canada, and in Kenora, on its 150th anniversary.
Admission by donation.