Brome County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety cel­e­brates Cen­ten­nial of First World War Armistice with new spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion

Sherbrooke Record - - BROME COUNTY -

RBCN Staff

emem­brance Day is al­ways an im­por­tant time of year for the Brome County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and this year is no dif­fer­ent. To high­light Remembrance Day and the cen­ten­nial of the First World War Armistice, the Brome County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will be open­ing its new spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion The Path to Peace: Canada’s Hun­dred Days on Mon­day, Nov. 5, 2018. The ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til March 3, 2019.

Cu­rated by Jeremy Reeves, with the as­sis­tance of Abbey Lacroix, this new ex­hi­bi­tion presents the last ma­jor of­fen­sive of the First World War all the while high­light­ing the role played by lo­cal Brome County sol­diers dur­ing the cam­paign. The ex­hi­bi­tion will also fea­ture key pieces from the mu­seum’s mil­i­tary col­lec­tion in­clud­ing cap­tured German mil­i­taria, per­sonal let­ters from Brome County sol­diers, the Mons Scrap­book, mil­i­tary uni­forms and much more.

The Brome County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will host a for­mal wine & cheese open­ing for the new ex­hi­bi­tion on Fri­day, Nov. 9, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is com­pletely free and will fea­ture brief speeches by BCHS Pres­i­dent Peter White, Jeremy Reeves and Abbey Lacroix. Their speeches will not only in­tro­duce the ex­hi­bi­tion but will also touch on the theme of remembrance more gen­er­ally.

The Path to Peace: Canada’s Hun­dred Days was put to­gether with the gen­er­ous sup­port of the Pacte Brome­mis­sisquoi, the Lions Club In­ter­na­tional (Knowl­ton Branch), and the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion (Branch 23).

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