Remembrance Day at the Musée Heritage Museum
Join us at the Musée Héritage Museum the morning of Wednesday November 11 to explore our special Remembrance Day displays, enjoy light refreshments or even just to warm up before taking part in the ceremony at the St. Albert cenotaph.
2015 is a special year for remembrance, as it marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and puts us in the middle of the centenary of the First World War. 2015 also marks the 100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields by Canadian Lt.-Col. John McCrae.
Displays include; plaques commemorating those from St. Albert who died in combat in World War I, a roll of honour listing the majority of those from the St. Albert area that served in World Wars I and II, a display of RCMP badges and insignia and a Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC) uniform.
There are also wartime trivia panels, war posters, uniform and helmet try-ons, interesting facts, a peace dove craft for the kids, a WW II board game, period newspaper pages, photographs, and even wartime films.
And for those who are interested in military history books, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Brutinel: The extraordinary story of a French citizen Brigadier-General in the Canadian Army while you’re in the Museum.
The Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Remembrance Day so drop by, we look forward to seeing you on this special day.