The City of Charlottetown has partnered with the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to create an historic exhibit, entitled Lest We Forget, to honour the sacrifice and service of those that defended our country.
The exhibit includes a variety of historic photographs depicting the City of Charlottetown and its citizens during wartime. This is the latest installment of the Picturing a City historic photo exhibit series that focuses on an aspect of the City’s history or traditions and displays photos from its Archive in the windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street.
City Staff have opened up their archival collections and selected fascinating photos from many different eras and locations all over Charlottetown and overseas. The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum has graciously provided selections from its vast collection of images, as well artifacts from WWI and WWII. Among the wide variety of subjects, the historic display will include are photos of Charlottetown’s veterans, the Airforce and Army training areas in the City, various parades - including the VE Day Parade - as well as some interesting propaganda posters and greeting cards from the Front.
The City of Charlottetown thanks all of the individuals who have generously donated materials to make our exhibits possible. It is through these donations that we can learn about our City and share the knowledge with the public. For more information on donating photos or allowing us to scan your images, please contact the Planning and Heritage Department at 902-629-4051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome to come and view the storefront windows of 233 Queen Street on Remembrance Day, or during the month of November, and take some time to remember those that fought and sacrificed for this beautiful country. The exhibit runs until December 1st, when a new display entitled, Happy Holidays, celebrating the City’s historic holiday traditions, will be launched in the space.
All exhibits will be posted online at https://charlottetownstories.wordpress.com/.
Photo cutline: Lt.-Col. Glenn Moriarity, Commanding Officer of the Prince Edward Island Regiment and Natalie Munn, Heritage Researcher/Collections Coordinator, City of Charlottetown pose next to one of the display windows at the Planning and Heritage Department.
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