Canadian War Museum- What's on in September

September 16, 2021

Homage – The Art of Elaine Goble

From September 24 until December 12
North Corridor

Fourteen portraits by artist Elaine Goble capture the personal legacies of the Second World War veterans and survivors she has met throughout her career.

Join us for the virtual launch of the exhibition on Thursday, September 23, at 7 p.m.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, September 30
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free admission

September 30 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The ongoing confirmation of unmarked burial sites at former Indian Residential Schools is a moment for deep reflection.

We stand with Indigenous peoples and acknowledge the effects these tragic and horrific events continue to have on residential school survivors, their families, and their communities. The Museum acknowledges and will continue to confront its own colonial past and to prioritize efforts that move us forward in the spirit of reconciliation.

As an institution dedicated to Canadian history, the Museum embraces the imperative of understanding the reality and legacy of the residential school system in Canada.

Admission is free, but don’t forget to book your timed ticket online before you visit on September 30. Tickets will be available as of September 24.

Special Exhibitions

Forever Changed – Stories From the Second World War
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery
For Canada, the Second World War was a global conflict. For individual Canadians, it was personal. Weaving together diverse stories and compelling artifacts, Forever Changed marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and explores the first-hand impact of war on the lives of Canadians.

Liberation! Canada and the Netherlands, 1944–1945
This wall display pairs powerful photographs and archival items to highlight the important role played by Canadians in the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of the Second World War.

Legion National Foundation’s Poster and Literary Contest Winners 2020
Lobby (near the Gift Shop)
Each year, students across the country submit artwork, poetry and essays to the Legion National Foundation’s Annual Poster and Literary Contest. This year, the Canadian War Museum is proud to exhibit the winning entries — eight posters and two literary pieces.