September 2017

September 24-29
Passchendaele Remembered: Flanders Fields Sculpture Project

Coming World Remember Me (CWXRM) will be a mass land art installation of 600,000 clay sculptures each representing one victim who lost their life in Belgium during the Great War. The project’s four main goals are to remember, to help, to reflect and to connect – as well as to create a respectful artistic memory for the victims.

The Army Museum Halifax Citadel welcomes CWXRM organizers who will hold workshops from 10 am–4 pm daily, no registration required. These 15-minute long, FREE drop-in workshops are offered on a first come, first served basis. The general public, school groups and service men and women are invited to participate by making a sculpture using clay presses. Each sculpture created will represent one of the thousands of people that died, over 60,000 of whom were Canadian. In the spring of 2018 the sculptures will be displayed on site in Ypres, Belgium.

For more information please call 902-426-5080.

October 2017
Saturday, October 21
First World War Commemorations, 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

Join Parks Canada, the Army Museum Halifax Citadel, and the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association as they mark the 100th anniversary of one of the most significant battles of the First World War. The Battle of Passchendaele has come to symbolize the mud and folly of trench warfare. Visitors can see firsthand a First World War Belgian Army uniform inside the Army Museum, while the Halifax Citadel’s trench exhibit serves as the backdrop to understand the hardships and challenges Canadian troops faced as they gained another tactical victory. Join the commemoration and learn more how these events helped shape our nation of today.
November 2017
Saturday, November 11
Remembrance Day Commemorations

Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel are honoured to join in Remembrance Day commemorations in Halifax on November 11th. Starting at 11:00 a.m., the 1st Field Artillery Regiment will fire a 21-gun salute followed by the noon gun. The Halifax Citadel and Army Museum will be open to visitors from 10 am until 3 pm. Take the opportunity to visit the First World War trench exhibit inside the Citadel’s defensive ditch and tour the Army Museum's First World War exhibit, Road to Vimy and Beyond, which honours the sacrifice of the soldiers, many of them from Nova Scotia.

November 25-26
28th Annual Victorian Christmas

Make your way to the Halifax Citadel as the historic fort takes on a festive air with Victorian carols, crafts, games and, of course, Father Christmas. Enjoy some hot cider and don’t miss the Parks Canada Victorian photo booth - it’s the perfect way to capture some holiday magic to share with family and friends. Event runs 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. both days and admission is free with a donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA (non-perishable food item or cash donation).
December 2017
Wednesday, December 6
Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Commemorations

100 years ago, the Halifax Explosion devastated the north end of Halifax, killing 2000 people and wounding 9000 more, while destroying the city’s industrial centre. Parks Canada and the Halifax Citadel will mark the exact moment of the explosion by firing a cannon from the ramparts at exactly 9:05:35 am. The Army Museum Halifax Citadel will also be open from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more details, please check the website closer to the event. 
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