A first in Quebec!First World War centenary
During two days only
the Museum will host this fully-animated exhibit
that explores the lesser known wartime contributions of the Canadian men and women who served beyond the trenches, both at home and overseas.
From home front relief efforts and wartime production to frontline communications and medical aid, the exhibit offers a series of dynamic displays and activities
for visitors to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a world behind the front lines. Visitors of all ages
are invited to engage with live costumed interpreters and explore how they too can contribute to the war effort:
• Join a victory rally and ‘knit your bit’ for the boys on the front
• Explore the inside of a 1918 Ford Ambulance
and train for your First Aid Nursing certificate
• Keep the lines of communication open and send a message by carrier pigeon
• Sow the seeds of victory in your very own backyard war garden
• Inspect the handiwork of a munitionette and see if you are fit for factory war work
Generously funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and Veterans Affairs
, First World War Comes to Life
is curated by the Victoria County Historical Society
. The exhibit is currently travelling across Canada
through to 2018 to mark the centenary of the First World War.
While the project works to share collective wartime experiences
from across Canada, the exhibit also highlights stories of local contributions relevant to each community it visits. Through these overlooked stories, First World War Comes to Life
expands the definition of what it meant to serve and explores the legacy of this pivotal time in Canadian history.