Remembrance Day 2021
Diversification in Military Narratives
This special programming is sponsored by the Travelling Exhibitions Program of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. Learn more about their travelling exhibits.
Join the BCMA in commemorating Remembrance Day with a panel on the historical contributes of marginalized groups.
Who do you remember? Diversification in Military Narratives
Join the BCMA in commemorating Remembrance Day with a panel on the historical contributes of marginalized groups. Hear from author and historian, Steven Purewal, on the untold stories and contributions of Indian soldiers in the First World War. Indian calvary, artillery, and infantry would fight as brothers-in-arms with Canadians throughout the war in many key battles on the Western Front. The battle of Ypres in Flanders, the Somme, and Vimy Ridge is a proud shared history by both ‘Son’s of Empire’.
Fellow panelist, Dr. Scott Sheffield, from the University of the Fraser Valley will be joining to speak on his life’s research – Canadian Indigenous participation in and experiences of war, and the striking parallels to be found in Indigenous peoples’ experiences in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
Food and the Home Front
Join historian Dr. Stacey Barker and museum recipe tester Kathryn Lyons as they explore recipes from the Canadian home front during the Second World War when food restrictions required some creative cooking. Try your own wartime recipes and see if your pandemic shopping experience has required similar resourcefulness.
We invite participants to cook their own WWI snacks: Honey Carrots biscuits.
Cook along at home!
Recipe as printed in: Wartime Sugar Savers, leaflet issued Consumer Section – Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Carrot and Honey Cookies
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 2 tsps baking powder
- ¼ teaspsoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 1 cup grated carrot
- 1 cup honey
- 2 eggs, well beaten
Mix dry ingredients. Cream shortening. Stir in carrots, then honey and eggs. Then gradually add the flour mixture. Drop from a teaspoon onto a greased pan and bake at 350 F for 25 to 30 minutes. Yield: – 5 to 6 dozen cookies.
Notes from a modern kitchen:
- this recipe can be halved.
- Margarine or butter may be used in place of the shortening. (recommended!)
- Baking time varies, but 25-30 minutes is too long. Check after 10-12 minutes. Cookies should appear dry and be lightly browned on the bottom.
Wherever you may be, dive into the history of this country with travelling exhibitions from the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. Each year, this well-established program and its expert staff invite museums from across Canada, and around the world, to take their visitors on a journey through time. Through carefully selected images, interpretive texts, videos and objects, our exhibitions tell the military, cultural, social, political and sports stories that have shaped this country. Whether you choose an exhibition with artifacts, or one without, the wide array of available exhibitions can be adapted to just about any host institution. Modular and bilingual, our exhibitions generally include a detailed installation manual, a guide for interpretive programming and promotional tools. To learn more about rental fees and space requirements, or for more information about the exhibitions themselves, please refer to our travelling exhibitions brochure.