Historic Places Day 2020
We are ready for National Historic Places Day 2020! Converted to a digital format, the event is scheduled between July and August. We have special programming on-line: a 2-part talk about Wolseley Barracks and #TriviaTuesday from 7 July to 25 August 2020 on all our social media channels. Check in for fun facts about the Infantry School Corps building, The Royal Canadian Regiment and London, ON.
MUSEUM FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS
The Museum will be closed until further notice as we are observing the rules implemented by both, federal and provincial governments to prevent the spreading of COVID-19.
Our museum is normally open 30 hrs every week, but at this time we do not have access to our desks. From home, we are reformatting hands-on activities; we are preparing some of the collection to be uploaded to an online server; we continue researching the archives and various topics related to the regimental history. During this time of quarantine, we invite everyone to browse our website, and to stay in contact on social media channels. Also, feel free to contact staff by email should you have any questions, inquiries, suggestions. Our best wishes to all our patrons and enthusiastic supporters, please continue to connect with us!
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.