Sites of Grieving - Sites of Memory: Remembering the Great War
- Dates:November 1, 2019 - April 1, 2020 ( Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Daly House Museum
- Times:From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
- Admission:$6.00 Adults, $5.00 Children, Seniors & Students, $12.00 Family
- Address: 122 - 18th Street Brandon, MB
- Contact: Eileen Trott, Curator
- Phone: (204) 727-1722
- Email:Send Email
- Region: Western
Daly House Museum is pleased to present their latest exhibition “Sites of Grieving - Sites of Memory: Remembering the Great War” to mark a significant historic moment in Canada’s past. November 11th 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the first celebration of Armistice Day called into existence by King George V to honor the memory of those who died in the Great War and their sacrifice to the British Empire. 60,000 Canadian dead left family members and friends, brothers and sisters in arms, burdened with grief and loss.
The widespread and unrelenting grief and loss wrought by the Great War evoked a post-war grass roots movement of commemoration across southwestern Manitoba. Community members fund raised, designed and built commemorative memorials, and adapted languages and rituals of remembrance to meet the needs of collective remembrance and grieving. Stories, images and text drawn from twelve southwestern Manitoba communities and their surrounding districts - Alexander, Birtle, Binscarth, Brandon, Forest, Griswold, Minnedosa, Miniota, Rapid City, Rivers, Virden, and Wawanesa - are featured in the Sites of Grieving exhibit.