© Parks Canada/H. Thompson
You enter the Army Museum at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and the discovery begins. Everywhere you look, you see rare and unique military artifacts. Some date back to the days when Halifax was a vital British naval port. Others trace the evolution of Canada’s forces, and the formation of our post-World War II alliances. Together, they tell a story that spans more than 400 years.
Located on the second floor of the Cavalier Building, the Army Museum is a popular attraction at the Halifax Citadel. Since 1953, this private, nonprofit institution has been faithfully preserving and promoting Atlantic Canada's military heritage. The items on display come from a vast collection of more than 70,000 military artifacts. Each one offers a glimpse into the dedication and sacrifices of the brave soldiers who have served our country. And they showcase the important contribution Halifax made to Canada’s defence efforts, especially in World Wars I and II.
The Army Museum displays have recently been upgraded for the season; there are new interpretive panels, an interactive diorama and a special War of 1812 exhibit.
New War Art Display
© J. Wiebe
The Army Museum is pleased to present a new display of war art by Jessica Wiebe, a former soldier who is now a student at the NS College of Art & Design. Jessica travelled to Afghanistan as an Army Reservist in 2008. It was more than four years after leaving Afghanistan before she would look at her war experience with an artist’s eye. Some of the drawings are purposely blurred, distorted and covered in dust, “memories are like that. It’s not clean over there at all,” said Ms. Wiebe. It is a very interesting technique for war art.
The Army Museum is open during the same hours as the Halifax Citadel. It is a member of the Organization of Military Museums of Canada, operating with the assistance of the Nova Scotia Museum and Parks Canada. Admission to the Army Museum is included with your entry fee to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
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