This weekend, we remember the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for Canada’s freedom. You may wonder why the poppy is a symbol of remembrance in Canada, as seen in these various poppies from our collection. In 1915, Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote a poem called “In Flanders Fields” on a small scrap… Read more »
The Canadian Jewish Experience Exhibit will be on display at the Stratford Perth Museum from November 10 through December 10, 2018. This amazing exhibit presents a powerful sample of Jewish contributions to Canada. It has travelled for the past two years across Canada, to universities, museums, city halls and community centres. Among the nine different… Read more »
If you are planning to get married in 2019, consider the Stratford Perth Museum as your venue. We have seven acres of beautiful property for an outdoor wedding, or reception, or both. We have packages that include use of the venue and also admission to the museum for your guests before and after the ceremony…. Read more »
100 years ago today, the Great War ended. Today we will take time to honour and remember those who fought and served one hundred years ago, seventy-five years ago, and today. On November 11, 1918, the armistice was signed. Canadians fought to the very end, with the last Canadian combat death being Private George Lawrence Price, two minutes before fighting officially ended.
By the end of the First World War, Canada was a country of less than 8 million people, and it would see more than 650 000 men and women serve in uniform. 61 000 Canadian soldiers lost their lives, and 172 000 were wounded. Today, we remember them.
This newspaper, and other artifacts of remembrance are on display at the Museum today.
This uniform belonged to William Heinrich, a resident of Stratford. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, when he was 19 years old, and was honourably released in January of 1946. In 1957, he applied for the Canadian Legion of British Empire Service League. This legion later became known as the Royal Canadian Legion. The Royal Canadian Legion was founded in 1925 to provide a voice for World War I Veterans. After World War II, the Legion expanded, and now continues to improve the lives of Veterans, serving Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and their families. Legions support community programs, such as the Stratford Branch 8. The Royal Canadian Legion has 270,000 members in over 1,400 branches across Canada. This uniform and other artifacts of remembrance are on display at the Museum. #RoyalCanadianLegion #RemembranceDay #WhoWillYouRemember #CanadaRemembers #PoppyProud #VeteransAffairs @ The Stratford Perth Museum ...