Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Politics and Society > Museums, Monuments and Memorials > Museums
It's "an especially intimate and heartbreaking reminder of the sorrows of war." This ragged teddy bear, now on display at the Canadian War Museum, accompanied a Canadian medical officer overseas during the First World War. His daughter gave it to him to keep him safe. Sadly, the officer died at Passchendaele and the bear was sent home. As the Canadian War Museum opens its new location in 2005, this CBC-TV report looks at the teddy bear as well as other fascinating items on display at the museum.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
A technically oriented web site describing CFAMS, the computer program for collection management in Canadian Forces (CF) military museums. It is available as shareware for the cost of program duplication. CFAMS has been thoroughly tested and bench-marked to run as a stand-alone database and to accommodate 55 000 records. The classification system incorporated into CFAMS is the Parks Canada Nomenclature military object terminology.
The directory of Canadian Forces museums can be searched by name or by province. Entries include phone number, addresses and hours of operation for the listed museum.
The Canadian Forces museum system is the collective term for the grouping of CF museums under the supervision of the Staff Officer, Museums and Historical Collections. The agenda for this organization and links to directory of museums and events listings are provided.
This site describes the history and source of the Canadian War Museum's war art collections of 13,000 works. It describes the origins of the Canadian War Memorials of the First World War (1914-1918), the Canadian War Records of the Second World War (1939-1945), and the post-war Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artists Program.
Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum has developed a number of ways to work in cooperation with educators teaching Canadian military history to grades four through twelve. Museum and gallery tours, as well as classroom visits, are outlined as possibilities. Contact information is also provided.
Various programmes and activities at the Canadian War Museum are presented, including special events, film series, speakers series, school programmes, teachers' activity kits, and the Canadian War Museum History Award.
A brief description of the Argenteuil Regional Museum housed in this building.
"In Flanders Fields" became the most popular poem of the First World War while the poppy was adopted as the flower of remembrance for the war dead of many countries. John McCrae's house is preserved as a museum with a memorial cenotaph and a garden of remembrance.
Veterans Affairs Canada
This article describes how the Canadian War Museum came to have custody of seventeen of the plaster figures of the Vimy Memorial created by Canadian sculptor Walter Allward, as well as the historical significance of the memorial.