The Military Museums

War Stories: 1917

April 9 – August 25, 2017

War Stories 1917 Public Commemoration on Sunday, April 9, 2017
At the Military Museums 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Half Price Admission

Personal stories of the battles of 1917 will be on display in The Founders’ Gallery from April 9 to August 25, 2017 at The Military Museums in the new exhibition, War Stories 1917. This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the battles of 1917: Vimy, Hill 70 and Passchendaele. It will tell the story of these battles through the eyes of the men and women who were there.

The exhibit includes John George Pattison's Victoria Cross and a Red Ensign flag flown at Vimy (on loan from the Imperial War Museum in England). War Stories 1917 connects Canadians to the personal experiences of people like those of Mike Mountain Horse, Major General Sir David Watson and Major Talbot Papineau.

This exhibition marks the first time all seven regimental galleries in the Military Museums, the Military Museums Foundation, the University of Calgary's Founders' Gallery and the University of Calgary's Library and Archives at the Military Museums have collaborated on a single, facility-wide exhibition.

Adding another dimension to the displays, the University of Calgary's Founders' Gallery will feature contributions by contemporary artists: Jason Baerg, Dianne Bos and Adrian Stimson. Their works include artistic portrayals of the battles of 1917 and representation of Indigenous participation in the First World War.

The artifacts in War Stories 1917 come from the The Military Museums' own collections, private collections, the Glenbow, the Canadian War Museum, Canada Science and Technology Museum, and the Imperial War Museum in England.

Lecture Series

The Military Museums annual lecture series is held Thursday evenings at The Military Museum from September until May.

Founders' Gallery

The Founders' Gallery hosts local, national and international art and heritage collections to further Canadians understanding of our military experience.

Permanent Exhibits

Showcase for selected exhibits at The Military Museums.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day commemorations every November 11th. 

Summer Skirmish

A weekend of Viking raids, medieval duels and gladiatorial combat at the annual TMM Summer Skirmish.

Family Day

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