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