Pop-up museum comes to Simcoe
History buffs have an opportunity to get up-close and personal with authentic First World War artifacts at the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives on Dec. 14.
For one night only, visitors can hold a German infantry helmet, blow a trench whistle, see inside a shell round and handle the First World War apron of a Canadian nurse. As well, visitors could play a favourite wartime piece of music on an old phonograph.
The exhibit is being put on by Andrew Kicak, a collector and the originator of the First World War Pop-up Museum. The evening begins at 7 p.m. and the museum is at 109 Norfolk St. S. in Simcoe.
“What better way is there to connect to the past than in a direct way by physically touching and holding an artifact that was handled by a soldier 100 years ago,” Kicak says.
Kicak will lead visitors through a time-machine while exploring living history through his passion and love for a significant period in Canadian history. He encourages audience participation and aims to make the evening a lively, entertaining and information experience for everyone.