Museum Moments

Museum Moments

On Wednesday 10 February I was busy putting display items in the new UN peacekeeping display boxes. In the UNEF 2 display I was putting a collection of monthly newsletters, the “Sand Dune” as the backdrop. I thumbed through the all the pages then left the book open on...
A KinniKinnik Thank You

A KinniKinnik Thank You

This beautiful Thank You card, made by the kids of KinniKinnik Child Care Center, was given to us after the donation of our Pedal planes and Jeep to the Center. It was necessary to remove the toys from the Museum to make room for our new display space in our main...
Did You Know….

Did You Know….

…that Vancouver Island is a great place to explore Historical Destinations related to the RCAF? Meet us at the Cumberland Heritage Fair this Saturday, Feb 20 to find out more! During the Second World War, Vancouver Island was on the forefront of the defense of...
What Is This?

What Is This?

We always love it when our visitors bring objects to the Museum to identify. Jon Ambler affectionately calls this activity “Stump the Chump”! Today, Barbara Mueller brought in this brass cylinder and is trying to find out any information about what it...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

This roundel is an actual battlefield trophy, cut from the fabric of the upper wing of an Italian Fiat CR-42 “Falco” shot down over North Africa by the RAF. The three symbols in the center of the roundel are “fascii’s”, bundles of rods surrounding an axe. In ancient...