Museum Gift Shop: Annual Closure 12 to 13 Dec 2017
The museum gift shop will be closed for annual stock taking between 12 and 13 Dec 2017, normal hours will resume on 14 Dec at 10am. If you are still looking for some Christmas gifts, visit us this week or next week, starting 14 Dec 2017.
21 Dec 2017: Happy 134th Birthday to The Royal Canadian Regiment!
On 21 Dec 1883, a bill in parliament was approved to establish the Infantry School Corps, formed of 3 companies, located in Fredericton, NB, St-Jean, QC, and Toronto, ON. The newly created School had a mission to train local militia. In 1886, a 4th company was added in London, ON. By 1904, these units had evolved into The Royal Canadian Regiment.
Christmas Break: 23 Dec 2017 to 3 Jan 2018
The museum will close between 23 Dec 2017 and 3 Jan 2018 for Christmas break. Normal hours will resume on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at 10am. We wish all our patrons Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again in 2018.
The RCR Museum on Virtual Museums Canada Network
"Topogragraphy of Grief. Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914-1921)" is live on Virtual Museums Canada, Community Stories. This exhibition has been developed in partnership by the museum and MA Public History Program at Western University, 2017 Class.
Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, suffered the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. This exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief, by mapping homesteads in mourning, along with official commemorative sites throughout the city today. While unveiling some of the artefacts produced to commemorate or acknowledge the sacrifices, our research also brought forward the next-of-kin, who were subject to a more personal experience of loss.
The exhibition is available in bilingual format.
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