Westmount, Quebec – 31 October 2022: The Royal Montreal Regiment (RMR) Museum, an institution dedicated to the preservation of the rich military and cultural heritage of the RMR, is launching ‘Westmount at War’, a physical and online exhibition marking the contribution of Westmount residents to Canada’s war effort, from World War I (WWI) to the present.
The physical exhibition features eight bilingual interpretive panels, reflecting Westmount’s eight electoral districts, and historical artefacts including military equipment, ‘home front’ items – ration books, propaganda posters, etc. and photographs.
The online exhibition at https://map.rmrmuseum.com/ features an interactive map that allows visitors to explore the military history hidden in Westmount’s streets, including soldiers’ homes, historic monuments and other significant sites.
“This Remembrance Day, we are looking back at our local history,” says Colin Robinson, former Commanding Officer, RMR. “The RMR was founded in 1914, at the outbreak of WWI, and has been based on Ste-Catherine Street in Westmount ever since. For more than a century, Westmount residents have made a major contribution to our Regiment and all branches of the armed forces. This year, we honour the service and sacrifice of all veterans, with a special focus on the longstanding special relationship between Westmount and the RMR. We invite citizens, educators and students to visit us. Lest we forget.”
‘Westmount at War’
- November 3rd – 13th
- RMR Armoury, 4625 Ste-Catherine W.
- 10h00 – 18h00 weekdays and 12h00 – 16h00 weekends
- Open to the public / free admission