Special Exhibit and Programming:
Exhibit: The Road Past Vimy
In late 1916, the four Divisions of the Canadian Corps limped northward from
Picardy to the Artois Region of France. Having recently sustained a staggering number of casualties for little or no gain during the terrible Battles of the Somme, they were indeed battered. As the new year would prove however, they were not broken.
In 1917, bolstered by the hard lessons they had learned over the two previous years and inspired by sound leadership and a burgeoning sense of nationhood, the Canadian Corps would achieve some of the greatest victories on the Western Front since 1914 and forge a reputation as the Allies’ most effective fighting force. At home, the achievements of the Canadians on “The Road Past Vimy” were a source of tremendous pride, but also of tremendous pain. As news of Canadian triumphs reached communities across the country, so too did news of the tragedy of thousands of dead and wounded men that was the price they paid for victory.
Brome County would not be spared.
Brome County Museum
Centennial Building, 130 Lakeside, Knowlton
Saturday, April 8, Exhibit opening, 10am – 4pm
April 10 – May 19, Monday – Friday 10am – 12pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Saturday, April 15, 10am – 4pm
May 20 – June 20, Every day 10am – 5 pm
Special bilingual lecture with author historian Michel Litalien
From Valcartier to Arkhangelsk
2:00 – 4:00, April 8, 2017
Old Courthouse, 15 St Paul, Knowlton
Admission by donation.
Special Online Publication (free PDF download)
From the Archives of the Brome County Historical Society:
General Sir Arthur Currie’s After Action Report on the Attack on Vimy Ridge, with Commentary by Robert Paterson
Download here: VIMY BCHS