Media Advisory - What's on at the Canadian War Museum in November

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OTTAWA, ON, Nov. 3, 2021 /CNW/ - The Museum is open, Wednesday through Sunday, with access to all of its exhibition spaces and with safety measures in place to ensure a safe and memorable experience for all. Please book your timed admission ticket online.


Researching Family Military History: How to Start
Thursday, November 4 at 1 p.m. – In English only
Friday, November 5 at 1 p.m. – In French only
Live via Zoom

This session explains the research methods, tools and resources used by the Canadian War Museum's Military History Research Centre to help people learn more about family members by exploring their military service.

A Conversation With Sergeant (Ret'd) Wendy Jocko
Monday, November 8 at 1 p.m.
In English with simultaneous interpretation in French
Live via Zoom

Join us for a virtual event honouring National Indigenous Veterans Day. The Canadian War Museum is proud to host a live interview with Sergeant (Ret'd) Wendy Jocko, Chief of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.

Remembrance Day – Online Resource
Planning a Remembrance ceremony? Looking for accessible primary source materials? Developed for educators, this new digital resource includes artifacts, art and documents from the Museum's collections, as well as historical overviews and learning activities. This online module has content and suggestions for Remembrance ceremonies that are ready to use, or can be customized for your class, school or virtual event.

Memorial Hall Livestream
November 11, 10:40 a.m.
On Remembrance Day, at exactly 11 a.m., sunlight shines through a single window in Memorial Hall to frame the headstone representing Canada's Unknown Soldier. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no visitors will be permitted in Memorial Hall during the event. It will be streamed live on the War Museum's Remembrance page, and on its Facebook and Twitter channels.

Reflections on the Holocaust With Gershon Willinger
Wednesday, November 17 at 1 p.m.
In English with simultaneous translation in French.
Live via Zoom

Join us for a conversation with Gershon Willinger — a Holocaust survivor, veteran, retired social worker and educator.

On Thursday, November 11, the Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission will be free, but a timed ticket is required. Tickets will be available as of November 4.

Memorial Hall Visitation
November 3 to 7 and 10 to 14
Museum opening hours
Free with Museum admission

Spend a moment of quiet reflection in the Memorial Hall. The headstone from the grave of Canada's Unknown Soldier is the only artifact in the room. To safely ensure access while respecting COVID-19 restrictions, only one social group will be admitted at a time and the duration of the visit may be limited. Memorial Hall will be closed to visitors until 12 p.m. on November 11.

The World Remembers
November 3 to 7, 10 and 11
Museum opening hours
Free with Museum admission

As part of Remembrance Day commemoration activities, the Canadian War Museum hosts The World Remembers, a visual installation presenting more than 3,100,000 names of military personnel from both sides of the First World War who died between 1914 and 1922.

Witness to History
November 11
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Throughout the Museum

Veterans, expert civilians and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces return to share their stories and experiences throughout the Museum on Remembrance Day.


Legion National Foundation's Poster and Literary Contest Winners 2021
Until October 2022
Lobby (near the Gift Shop)

Each year, students across the country submit artwork, poetry and essays to the Legion National Foundation's Annual Poster and Literary Contest. This year, the Canadian War Museum is proud to exhibit the winning entries — eight posters and two literary pieces.

Homage – The Art of Elaine Goble
Until December 12, 2021
North Corridor

Fourteen portraits by artist Elaine Goble capture the personal legacies of the Second World War veterans and survivors she has met throughout her career.

An exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum in collaboration with artist Elaine Goble.

Forever Changed – Stories From the Second World War
Until September 5, 2022
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery
For Canada, the Second World War was a global conflict. For individual Canadians, it was personal. Weaving together diverse stories and compelling artifacts, Forever Changed marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and explores the first-hand impact of war on the lives of Canadians.

An exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum.

Liberation! Canada and the Netherlands, 1944–1945
Until September 5, 2022
This wall display pairs powerful photographs and archival items to highlight the important role played by Canadians in the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of the Second World War.

A display developed by the Canadian War Museum.

The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history. Its mission is to promote public understanding of Canada's military history in its personal, national and international dimensions. Work of the Canadian War Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

Media interested in embedding the livestream into online Remembrance coverage can request a code from the media contact below.

If you would like to come onsite to cover Remembrance Day at the War Museum this year, please contact us in advance.

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