unique temporary exhibition recounts the history of the ordinary
citizens of Ottawa through the formative years of our young nation
during the First World War. The War
affected all Canadians, and Ottawans volunteered in droves to do
The exhibition will explore themes such as the South
African War- Canada first overseas military expedition; nurses at
War; the Khaki election; children growing up in wartime; life in the
trenches and the aftermath of what was arguably the most devastating
conflict in history.
From soldiers, sailors and airmen to nurses, factory
workers and politicians, the people of Ottawa and the Valley played
an integral part in the development of our National consciousness as
well as our status on the world stage. Come explore the stories of
the people who enlisted, fought and died in the service of their
exceptional artefacts, including a rare South African War album, a
Flying Officer’s uniform, trench art, historic documents,
newly-restored Victory Bonds posters and some rare
photographs, as well as a commemoration wall and an immersive
atmosphere, this exciting exhibition marking what will no doubt be
the start of several years of commemoration is not to be missed!
Ottawa Answers the Call:
The Capital and the Great War
runs at the BYTOWN MUSEUM from April 9th,
2014 to January 18th, 2015.
Come Get Your Rum Ration!