The Wartime Heritage Exhibit Opens At The Yarmouth MallMarch 28, 2008On Saturday, March 22nd, the Wartime Heritage Association opened the doors to a Wartime Exhibit at the Yarmouth Mall, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. On that afternoon some 200 people visited the Exhibit.For many visitors, the photos and displays brought back memories of wartime Yarmouth and led to many sharing stories of wartime Yarmouth and wartime experience.The final touches were put on the display of photos, artefacts, and uniforms of the First and Second World War late on Thursday evening. The space has been provided by the Yarmouth Mall Administration for the Exhibit.Visitors to the exhibit have an opportunity to learn about the wartime history of Yarmouth through the information panels on Camp 60 (Canadian Infantry Basic Training Center), East and West Camps of RCAF Station Yarmouth. Included in the various display cabinets are a variety of items relating to the history of the war years. Uniforms, flags, and photos are also on display.A special feature of the exhibit is a collection of newspaper clippings from World War II that tell of the contribution of men and women from Yarmouth County. Individual stories are also featured in the display.A section of the exhibit also features the history of 440 Productions. Performance programs (Playbills), Stage and Video Productions covers, re-enactment photos, and the YMCA Peace Medal awarded to 440 Productions are on display.The Wartime Exhibit is a work in progress and in the coming months changes will be made to the displays and information panels as new material is prepared and acquired for display.The Opening Day was staffed by Beth Dalton, Glen Gaudet, and Gary Gaudet. The exhibit photos, artefacts, and uniform presentations were prepared by George Egan with the assistance of Ian Chen, a student at St Francis Xavier University, Rodrigo Cabanas, and Glen Gaudet. Students at Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School have also been involved in the preparation of stories to be displayed over the coming months.The Association wishes to thank Linda Deveau and the Yarmouth Mall for partnering with Wartime Heritage Association to remember Yarmouth's wartime history and heritage. The Yarmouth Mall Administration Office was intrumental in making the Wartime Exhibit possible by offering the space in the Mall.The hours of the Wartime Exhibit are posted at the Yarmouth Mall. The Exhibit will be open until the end of June 2008.Read other articles on the Wartime Exhibit in The Vanguard, Putting Our History On Display, and the Editorial, Keeping Our Wartime Heritage Alive, from February 26, 2008.
The Wartime Heritage Exhibit Opens At The Yarmouth MallMarch 28, 2008