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Gallery Showcasing Manitoba’s Military History Opens Today

May 13, 2010 5:58 AM | News

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A new gallery is opening this morning at CFB Shilo east of Brandon.

“Glorious and Free: 12,000 Years of Manitoba Military History” will officially open at The RCA Museum at 10:30 a.m.

Manitoba’s Lieutenant-Governor Philip Lee will be on hand to open the new, permanent gallery, which tells the story of how military forces and conflict have shaped Manitoba.

The gallery is 1,850 square feet and will feature numerous interactive exhibits, artifacts, models and large scale dioramas reaching back to the First People some 12,000 years ago.

The $300,000 project has been five years in the making.

Also at CFB Shilo today, the coveted Memorial Cup will arrive and be rededicated during a ceremony. Our partners at iTVBrandon.com will be there to provide coverage of the day’s events, including the hockey tournament itself, which runs from May 14 to 23 in Brandon.