You can take a step into the past this Remembrance Day with a tour through a museum holding thousands of memories of soldiers who fought for Canada.
The Artifacts Room of Military History at the Legion Branch 362 is filled from top to bottom with an array of items.Uniforms, hats, pictures, medals and badges fill the space, with model airplanes attached to the ceilings.
Veteran John Davis, who sits on the museum’s board, said the items are mostly donated.
“Typically from family members of veterans that pass on,” Davis said. “They don’t know what to do with these items and obviously the best place to preserve and display these items is in the museum.”
Uniforms worn by Canadians in various wars are placed on mannequins throughout the museum. Some are posed climbing up wooden ladders in the trench display, others reading maps or taking a rest.
Davis said museum volunteers were left impressed after the recent donation of a First World War nurse’s uniform.
“We went a little bit crazy. Like ‘wow,’” Davis said. “We’d only seen replicas, we’ve never seen the real thing before.”
The Nutana Legion will show the Remembrance Day service at SaskTel Centre on its TV’s and is open to the public starting at 10 a.m.
Tours of the museum start at noon and go until 5 p.m.