The First World War Day-by-Day
The Friends of the Canadian War Museum have launched, on 28 January 2015, a Twitter program entitled «The First World War Day-by-Day.»
This program will release research notes on a daily basis on what happened in the First World War one hundred years before to the day.
These research notes will be prepared by volunteer researchers of the Research Committee of the Friends. They will be in English and French.
The Username of the Twitter site is @fcwm_amcg
LeBreton Gallery Catalogue
Experience the LeBreton Gallery and the Canadian War Museum’s superb collection of military technology. Get an up-close view of imposing tanks, artillery and other machines of war, and learn about the military technology used by and against Canadians in times of both peace and conflict.
Jerry Bowen Nominated to Ottawa Stars of the City Program
Jerry Bowen, a long time Friend and Volunteer Interpreter has been nominated to the 2014 Stars of the City Program.
Ottawa Tourism established and manages the Stars of the City program to educate and encourage customer service excellence – and to recognize those who deliver it!
Attention all book lovers with an interest in military history! You are invited to visit the Friends of the Canadian War Museum “BookRoom” where hundreds of lovingly used titles covering the full spectrum of military subjects are offered for sale at very reasonable prices.
Often referred to as a little-known treasure, the “BookRoom” is a significant fundraiser for the Museum and is staffed by a team of volunteers whose knowledge of the collection is only surpassed by their motivation! The “BookRoom” is open daily between 1100 and 1500 (except Sunday) and is located adjacent to the Museum Research Library - just follow the signs!
2014 - 2015 FCWM Restoration Projects
Major projects in recent years have been the restoration of the Portrait Wall in the main concourse of the museum, and the restoration of the World War II Fordson Food Van and of the M1917 6-ton Tank, both of which can be seen in LeBreton Gallery. Most revenues come from annual membership fees, generous donations provided by members, and sale of used military books from our book store.
In this issue:
- 33 Tankette
- 2014 Adopt-a-Book Report
- The Founding of the PPCLI
- RCEME Museum Sod Turning Ceremony
- Book Reviews
- The Menin Gate at Midnight