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Lambton Heritage Museum invites the public to attend a special reenactment event, Experience the First World War, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
Attendees can experience life in the Canadian Expeditionary Force by interacting with members of the Dominion of Canada Reenactment Corps. They will be on hand to demonstrate how soldiers prepared for the Western Front, including training techniques and the equipment they used. Some of the topics covered will include gas masks, rifles, and trench warfare. Participants can fill out their own attestation papers, join mock training drills, and interact with Reenactment Corps members through hands-on activities. At 1:00 p.m. Curator/Supervisor Dana Thorne will give a presentation on the 149th Battalion, a battalion in the Canadian Expeditionary Force raised in Lambton County.
For more information, please visit the event page on the Museum’s website. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (65+) and students, $3 for children, and children aged three and under are free. This event will feature weapons, simulated gunfire, and discussions of battle and may not be suitable for all ages.