#HistoricPlacesDay @ Wolseley Barracks: 6 July 2019 from 1pm to 4pm
Celebrate Historic Places Day! Take the opportunity to learn more about National Historic Site Wolseley Barracks in London, ON. Several special activities are scheduled between 1pm and 4pm: Outdoor Tour of Wolseley Barracks (1:00pm to 1:30pm & 3:00pm to 3:30pm); Military Fashion Show (2:00pm to 3:00pm); O’Leary Collection (1:00pm to 4:00pm).
Come join us for a walking tour of ‘A’ Block at Wolseley Barracks in London, ON, birthplace of the Canadian Infantry. Built in 1886-1888, the structure was destined to host “D” Company of the Infantry School Corps that was approved in 1883. Today the west wing is home to The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum. Enjoy a fashion show featuring military uniforms and civilian attire animated by the Royal Scots Re-enactment Society, the Canadian Great War Society and Coatessa Sewing. Visit the O’Leary Collection of military memorabilia from the late 1800s and early 1900s on display this day only. This is event is free of charge, to register follow this Eventbrite link.
The RCR Museum on Virtual Museums Canada Network
"Topography 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.
For past events, click here.