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100 Years Worth of Remembering, End of WWI Exhibit
November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Essex Municipal Heritage Committee, in collaboration with the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village, present “100 Years Worth Remembering” in recognition and celebration of the end of World War 1, on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
This free event, features the Souterrain Impressions exhibit, a collection of reproduced World War 1 cave carvings which were made by Canadian soldiers as they waited to move to the forward trenches before the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917.
Curator Zenon Andrusyszyn will present on the exhibit as well as the work done to bring the carvings to Canada. The presentation will be followed by a World War 1 display and question and answer period with local military historian Mickey Moulder. The event will also include information about The Dumbells, a troupe of entertainers who organized amateur concerts at Canadian encampments in France.
“As we prepare to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1, this exhibit is a stunning reminder of the very real experiences our soldiers went through,” said Richard Meloche, Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Town of Essex Municipal Heritage Committee. “The exhibit provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to gain insight into the everyday lives of Canadian soldiers.”
The exhibition also received The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation.
Light refreshments will be provided. Donations to the exhibit will also be accepted.
For more information, contact Lisa Wacheski, Curator & Manager of Education at Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village at email@example.com, 519-776-6909 or www.ctmhv.com