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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
 
D-Day Dodgers_iCal.jpg Winter Military Lecture: D-Day Dogers: The Canadians in Sicily
Category Events
Start Date Tuesday February 12, 2013
End Date Tuesday February 12, 2013

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the landings in Sicily, Operation Husky, we will examine the Canadian role in the liberation of the island at the beginning of the Italian Campaign

Terry Copp, Director of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies will speak on this historic turning point.  An Elora resident and Wilfrid Laurier Professor Emeritus, Dr. Copp is the author or co-author of ten books and numerous articles on Canadian military history.  He writes a regular column for the Legion magazine and was the researcher and on-camera historian for the television series, No Price Too High.


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Poorhouse_Christmas_ph9284.jpg Winter at the Poor House
Category Featured Exhibits
Start Date Saturday November 10, 2012
End Date Sunday February 17, 2013

Discover the stories of winter celebrations and activities here at the House of Industry and Refuge. The Poor House was always a part of the community, especially during the Christmas season, when people visited, brought small gifts and entertained the residents.


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quilt_warm.jpg Keeping Warm in the 19th Century
Category Featured Exhibits
Start Date Saturday November 10, 2012
End Date Tuesday April 02, 2013

Artifacts and clothing showing how people kept warm in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


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0001_prohib.jpg The Noble Experiment
Category Featured Exhibits
Start Date Saturday January 12, 2013
End Date Sunday June 23, 2013

The demon rum -- or the cup that cheers? The control and prohibition of the sale of intoxicating beverages has an interesting but seldom-discussed history in Canada. Before World War 1, the abuse of beverage alcohol was seen as a serious societal problem. Through the efforts of temperance organisations, the Provinces and the Federal Government, the manufacturing, importation and sale of liquor was tightly controlled and in some instances was out-right banned. Initially, prohibition laws were introduced as a measure of patriotism during the war, but later, restrictions eased as opponents maintained that it violated British traditions of individual liberty.

This travelling exhibition, from the Peterborough Museum and Archives, explores the temperance debate and prohibition era that affected Canadians in both the private and public spheres. It is a story of crime and smuggling, of action and danger, of humour and morality.


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