Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Barbed Wire Solution: New Travelling Exhibit at the Peace River Museum

The Peace River Museum will be hosting a travelling exhibit from the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre:

The Barbed Wire Solution: Ukrainians and Canada's First Internment Operations, 1914-1920

Our first exhibit for 2012 "explores the social, economic and political circumstances that led to Canada's first use of the War Measures Act. It also looks at the conditions of daily life in the camps for the prisoners and their guards and leaves the viewer with a striking reminder of a dark and relatively unknown moment in Canadian history" (from the UCRDC).
The Museum would like to also showcase local Ukrainian families and culture while we host this exhibit. We invite anyone willing to loan material culture depicting our local Ukrainian heritage, to contact the Museum(i.e. clothing, photographs, dolls, pioneering implements). We would also like to collect stories of Ukrainian Peace Country pioneers and their own experiences as early immigrants to Canada and specifically, to our area.

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