Exhibition explores Canada’s greatest military commander

Exhibition explores Canada’s greatest military commander

Guelph, Ont., January 19, 2016—Life and Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie, an exhibition celebrating the achievements and legacy of Canada’s greatest military commander, marches into Guelph Civic Museum this Friday starting with a reception at 6:30 pm.

This traveling exhibition from Museum Strathroy-Caradoc showcases the extraordinary life and military career of Sir Arthur Currie, and explores the influence of his youth and his rise through the ranks from a militia gunner before the First World War, to first Canadian commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

“Sir General Arthur Currie is a very important, albeit lesser-known, figure in Canadian history,” says Bev Dietrich, museum curator at Guelph Museums. “Museum visitors will be able to learn about him and find out just how much he and John McCrae had in common.”

Life and Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie runs at Guelph Civic Museum until April 24. Following the opening reception Friday, there will be a free Fourth Friday concert featuring Guelph-based storyteller Brad Woods. Admission to the Civic Museum is free after 5 pm on Fourth Fridays, and visitors will have access to all current exhibitions.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. For more information visit guelphmuseums.wpengine.com.


For more information, please contact:

Alex Boughen | Community Relations Coordinator, Guelph Museums
Public Services, City of Guelph
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON  N1H 4H8
T 519-836-1221 x3392
[email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on January 19, 2016