This year marks 100 years since Armistice, the end of fighting in the First World War. The Strathcona County Museum & Archives will be open on Remembrance Day, from noon to 3 pm, to mark this occasion with the opening of a new exhibit. Remembrance Day admission is by donation.
Our Peacekeepers honours United Nations Peacekeepers around the world, and focuses on conflicts where Canada has had a peacekeeping presence. The exhibit features peacekeeping artifacts on loan from local resident, Lee Ahlstrom, and The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum.
Artifacts and memorabilia from the First World War will also be displayed, enhancing themes such as: the origin of Remembrance Day, aircraft as weapons of war, the first use of poisonous gas in war, and, on a lighter note, the birth of Winnie-the-Pooh.
Using an informative timeline of WWI events, visitors can gain a visual perspective on Canadian wartime history, from 1914 – 1918.
The exhibit will be on display until December 21, 2018. Exhibit entrance is included with regular admission.