The Military Museums

Rum, Roti and Regiments

Join us at The Military Museums as we pay tribute to the Caribbean soldiers who fought and served for Canada since the formation of the West Indies Regiment during the Great War in 1915.

We welcome you to take part in our event featuring displays highlighting Caribbean Regiments and their contribution to various war efforts. The event will include Caribbean music including steel band music as well as Caribbean Rum tasting and refreshments.

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Date: Friday, 23 Aug 2019. Admission is by donation ($10)
Event begins at 7pm, Doors open at 6pm

The Fruit Machine

The Military Museums honours the thousands of men and women who suffered an invasion of privacy and the loss of their careers in the military, RCMP, and public service, during the LGBT purge. The LGBT Purge is known as one of the longest and most harmful campaigns of discrimination conducted by the federal government against the LGBT community.

For Pride week, The Military Museums will be screening Sarah Fodey's "The Fruit Machine", to honour the thousands of public service members who were affected by the federal campaign.

"The miasma of despair born in those pop-up interrogation rooms has long-paralyzed these public servants and military members. This is their film. A film about the systematic dismissal of homosexual public servants in Canada from the 1950s through 1980s; a story rooted in hope and a country’s struggle to do the right thing."

Parental Guidance is advised due to the sensitive nature of the topic.

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Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2019. Doors open at 12 pm, Film begins at 1 pm
Admission is by donation (recommended $10)

They Shall Not Grow Old

Join us at The Military Museums for the screening of Peter Jackson's documentary film, 'They Shall Not Grow Old'. Through groundbreaking computer restoration technology, Peter Jackson's team creates a moving real-to-life depiction of the First World War, as never seen before in restored, vivid colorizing & re-timing of the film frames, in order to honour those who fought and more accurately depict this historical moment in world history. The screening will take place at The Naval Museum of Alberta

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Date: Friday, 20 Sept 2019. Doors open at 6 pm, Film begins at 7 pm
Donations accepted at the door

Garrison Woods Walk

Join us as we walk through Calgary's Currie Barracks to revisit the First World War through monuments named after the 14 battle honours from 1915-1917.

The 20th Century was shaped by the outcome of the First World War. Canada found its full stature as a nation on the battlefields of France and Belgium. Costly victories made Canada known and showed what the nation could do both in the field and on the industrial front. It is rewarding to revisit this War and see how it has influenced both military and political developments for a century after. It was in this context that women were given the vote. There will be opportunities to discuss the key issues of the war and the peace which followed. The walk is about 2.5 km, on the way you will visit 14 battle honours memorialized on interpretive plaques.

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Date: Sunday, 22 Sept 2019. Please meet at The Military Museums' main entrance at 9:45 am. Walk begins at 10 am.


Founders' Gallery

The Founders’ Gallery is dedicated to the exploration of human conflict worldwide through projects by local, international, historic, and contemporary artists that challenge viewers’ knowledge of and interaction with war.

Lecture Series

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

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

Join Us for Family Day at The Military Museums.


War Stories: 1917

Although the War Stories 1917 exhibit in the Founders' Gallery is now closed, artifacts and stories from this First World War exhibit are still on display in various locations around the museum.

Click here to explore more battles, stories and photos from 1917.

Future Wars

Fandoms Unite! Join us on Aug 17th, 2019, at The Military Museums as we celebrate the heroes (and villains) of Sci Fi, pop culture, and Canadian History.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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