The North Lanark Regional Museum in Appleton is once again hosting a talk and military display to honour those who served and fell in the World Wars. The museum will host a presentation on Sunday Nov. 8th starting at 2:00PM by area researcher Rob More on the casualties from Beckwith and Lanark Townships from World War 1. The event will also serve as the official opening to our annual military display.
The exhibit for this year is entitled “JOY & SORROW: 1945” and marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Following VE-Day and VJ-Day the end of the war meant a gradual return to normal life for the residents of Mississippi Mills, honouring the returning veterans, and remembering those who never returned. It took quite some time before all veterans returned home, and hardships such as rationing continued for much of the year, despite peace being reached.
The display focuses on local items from 1945 and is open to the public from 10AM to 4PM Monday to Friday throughout November and December or by appointment for other times.
In addition, the North Lanark Historical Society has set up a window display in downtown Almonte at the Hub, asking the public to “Take Time to Remember”. The museum is located at 647 River Road in Appleton. For more information, contact the museum at 613-257-8503 or visit their website at northlanarkregionalmuseum.com.