The Military Museums

TMM Lecture Series and Films

The Lecture Series is your opportunity to hear speakers from a wide range of historical and military related topics. The lectures are held various evenings at The Military Museum from September until May. Unless otherwise stated, the lecture format is as follows:

Lecture Series Information

  • Location QEII Atrium at TMM
  • Reception 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)
  • Lecture begins 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)
  • Admission By donation. (Suggested donation, $10)


Upcoming Lectures

Wed 21 Nov 2018: Vietnam Protest Posters

Lecturer:Katherine Ylitalo

Protest Posters from the 1960's and 1970's from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art and folk art woodblock prints from the Village of Dong Ho in Vietnam are on exhibit in "Tour of Duty." Curator Katherine Ylitalo will discuss the role of these prints in relation to the War in Vietnam.

The Protest Posters are currently a popular area of interest, especially in North America; new research, analysis and exhibitions are opening discussions about the form, content and context of these works. In addition, some of the artists who were considered "unknown artists" are now coming to light.

Note: This lecture in on Wednesday, and doors open at 6PM and Lecture at 7:00PM

Fri 23 Nov 2018: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World is an Army Nurse

Lecturer: Sharon Wildwind

Sharon Wildwind was 23 years old when she went to Vietnam with the U. S. Army Nurse Corps. Forty-eight years later, as part of the Military Museum’s Tour of Duty Vietnam exhibit, she invites you to accompany her on a trip back to when IVs were administered from glass bottles, nurses stood when doctors entered the room, and all women who went to Vietnam as nurses volunteered to go there.

Note: This lecture in on Friday, and doors open at 6PM and Lecture at 7:00PM

Thurs 29 Nov 2018: The Vietnam War in Focus: Images from Canadians

Lecturer: Rory M. Cory

Rory M. Cory, Senior Curator at The Military Museums will speak on the Vietnam War, as illustrated by the exhibit Tour of Duty: Canadians and the Vietnam War. The general course of the war will be followed and described, using the personalities from the exhibit to lead the audience through the timeline.

A wealth of photos from the time period were sourced during development of the exhibit, and these will be used as visuals throughout the lecture. Most have never been seen by the general public. Some of the remarkable convergences that happened during the exhibit development, and that made it possible, will also be described. The lecture will be followed by a highlight tour of the exhibit, showcasing the artifacts of the personalities discussed in the lecture.

Note: This lecture in on Thurs, and doors open at 6PM and Lecture at 7:00PM





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