World Wars at the Beaulne Mu­seum of Coat­i­cook

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The Beaulne Mu­seum of Coat­i­cook is pleased to present the ex­hi­bi­tion: “The Com­mu­nity of Coat­i­cook and the World Wars” from the 17th of April 2016 to the 22nd of Jan­uary 2017. The grand open­ing will be held on the 17th of April at 2pm. The pub­lic and the press are cor­dially in­vited.

For two years now, all of Canada has started a pe­riod of re­mem­brance re­gard­ing the First World War or the Great War as well as the Sec­ond World War which is in fact an ex­ten­sion of the Great War. From there, we looked at the his­tory of our lo­cal­ity and we were con­vinced that we could not past by this up­surge of com­mem­o­ra­tion. In fact, sons and daugh­ters of Coat­i­cook have par­tic­i­pated in the two World Wars. Whether it was in the bat­tle­fields or by sup­port­ing our troops many be­came our heroes.

It cer­tainly had an im­pact on their lives, on the lives of their fam­i­lies and even on the en­tire lo­cal com­mu­nity. Fur­ther­more, some sec­tors such as farm­ing and in­dus­tries saw growth dur­ing these world con­flicts. It was the same for so­cial life where progress be­came ir­re­versible. Ad­di­tion­ally, the im­age and evo­lu­tion of women’s con­di­tions as well as the spirit of sol­i­dar­ity shown dur­ing these dif­fi­cult times has been con­tin­u­ous un­til today. The cul­tural sec­tor was not left out and has played its part through these World Wars and con­tin­ues to do so.

All this his­tory, whose im­por­tance is cer­tainly well rec­og­nized, has not been con­jured suf­fi­ciently. It was more than ju­di­cious to re­con­struct and dif­fuse this his­tory. The Beaulne Mu­seum part­nered with the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Coat­i­cook and the Cana­dian Le­gion (dis­trict 26).

This ex­hi­bi­tion is ac­com­pa­nied by a book, a video of tes­ti­monies as well as a vir­tual ver­sion on the Mu­seum’s web­site. In­for­ma­tions : 819-849-6560

Photo courtesy

This photo of Coat­i­cook men who went to fight in the Great War is part of an ex­hi­bi­tion presently at the Beaulne Mu­seum of Coat­i­cook.

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