Exhibits Highlight Local First World War Memorabiliia

During the week of November 9th– 13TH, the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences and Library and Learning Services invites the Sheridan community to explore two exhibits in honour of the First World War. Each display is accompanied by student work from the following General Education electives:

  • HIST 19936G Canada in the Making: Understanding Canadian History
  • HIST 14998G Modern War: A Global History

Words to End All Wars: Correspondence During the Great War
Presented by the Oakville Museum
November 9 – November 30, 2015 @ Trafalgar Campus, C-Wing

In war, the voices of those who fight on the front line, command from an army headquarter, or recover in a hospital are often isolated from those who remain at home. This display explores the words of the First World War through the letters written a century ago.  Hear the voices of the First World War as they tell their stories and interpret the harrowing events that surrounded them.

Mississauga at War
Presented by the Mississauga Public Library
November 5 – November 16, 2016 @ HMC Campus, A 217

The First World War came to historic Mississauga 100 years ago and wrote unexpected and often difficult stories in the lives of its residents. This display presents a sample of their experiences. Meet some of the people who enlisted, read their letters from overseas, and find out what life was like on the home front. An online exhibit is available at https://mississaugaatwar.wordpress.com.

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