"A Tribute to Canada's Military - Textiles and Artifacts from members of the Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery"

The MVTM invites you to an exhibit that will be a tribute to the men and women of the Canadian military in war and peace, with the focus on remembrance of the two World Wars. The textiles include the sampler on loan from the Embroiderer's Association of Canada Heritage Collection,samplers and other stitching with a patriotic theme from members of the Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery, and other textiles, such as cigarette silks and other printed textiles included in tobacco products at the time, all owned by the Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery members.

To provide context, there are also a number of other items owned by Guild members and their families such as artwork, military helmets,china, books, commemorative plates, photographs and much more.

This exhibit will demonstrate how textiles played an important role at times of crises and should prove to be an excellent reminder of sacrifices men and women made for Canada during the World Wars.

Exhibit on display at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum from:
Saturday November 6 - December 18th, 2010
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3, Rosamond St. E.
Almonte, Ontario
K0A 2X0
Tuesdays through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission $5.00
Children under 12 are always free and museum members are admitted
without charge

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