Remembrance: A Walk Through the C & E Museum

Canadian military efforts are a big part of Kingston culture and an especially important topic around this time of year. In light of this year’s upcoming Remembrance Day I wanted to search for a place where I could enlighten myself on the history of Canada’s relationship with military power.

Kingston’s Military Communications & Electronics Museum is a valuable resource when wanting to learn more about Canada’s involvement and contributions throughout the various modern wars throughout history. In a vast open space of 10,000 sq. ft. the museum displays military communications equipment and memorabilia ranging from the mid 1800’s to the more present conflicts which include the UN and NATO.

img_7373    img_7374    img_7375

The whole museum is organized in such a way that you are led through time and are able to see the evolution of Canadian innovation. The curators have gone to great lengths to present you with a more realistic view of how certain items would have be used and in what context they would have been used in.

img_7369 img_7371

Mannequins are dressed in authentic style clothing from the periods they are representing. Different artifacts are also displayed together in scenes so that it feels the viewer is capturing an actual moment taking place in history. There are also interactive portions which are perfect for keeping the interest of kids.

img_7362

In the theme of Remembrance Day this is a perfect place to visit for an in-depth look in Canadian military history. On November 11th the public is also invited to attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Vimy War Memorial located across the road from the C&E Museum.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: