Preparation for Alberta & The Great War exhibition

The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in the First World War between the Allies and Germany. It came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time on 11 November 1918, “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”.

The Musée Héritage Museum is currently setting up an exhibition, created by the Provincial Archives of Alberta, “to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the First World War” that is “dedicated to how the war affected Albertans on all fronts.”

Artifacts from the museum collections will also be on display and the museum will be open on Remembrance Day from 9am – 1pm.  Below is a behind the scenes preview highlighting Musée Héritage Museum staff preparations, as we get ready for the installation of the Alberta & The Great War exhibition.

The pictures below show details of a mannequin getting fitted for a gorgeous 1914 wedding dress. Mannequins often have their shape altered to fit not only the piece of clothing but also to reflect the silhouette that was in style when the garment would have been worn.

The finish fabric is fitted tightly to the form to create the desired shape.

Alberta & The Great War opens October 30, 2018 at the Musée Héritage Museum. For more information on this exhibition, please contact us at museum@artsandheritage.ca, or phone 780-459-1528.