The Canadian Military Heritage Museum will be hosting its Annual Open House on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Their 25th anniversary showcase will be celebrated with free entry to the event, which is set to include re-enactments, displays, demonstrations and plenty to eat and drink.
The museum was opened in 1993 by a group of dedicated veterans and military enthusiasts. Their goal was to preserve and maintain artifacts relating to Canada’s vast military history. The celebrated museum has a great deal to offer on any given day, with historical coverage from the 1700's to the more modern conflicts of the 1990's. One in every eight citizens of the Brant area participated in WWI, which speaks to the importance of maintaining and displaying the history so that we can better comprehend the impact that war has had on not just the Brantford area, but the rest of the country as well. The exhibits are able to bring history to life, showcasing artifacts and replicas from the various conflicts, including several full scale WWI warplanes, a 1950s Ferret armoured reconnaissance vehicle and many more items which serve to make evident the scale and technology of the periods in which they were designed.
During the Annual Open House on August 5th, there will be additional events only available on that day which will make it well worth the visit. The demonstrations begin at 11:00 a.m. with a 19th Century weapons demonstration. Throughout the day visitors will experience WWI & WWII re-enactments and even enjoy a performance by a pipe band. The museum is located at 347 Greenwich Street. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the event is scheduled to run until 4:00 p.m. For those interested in attending this important display, visit the Canadian Military Heritage Museum’s website. This day is not to be missed.