We Remember…War Memorials in Manitoba: An Artistic Legacy
Teachers and teacher candidates:
This Remembrance Day, take some time to learn more about the history and artistry of Manitoba’s war memorials via a new website developed by a former U of M faculty advisor. The information will be especially useful during the month of November when teaching students about Canada’s war history.
Patrick Morican, a former Bachelor of Education school administrator and faculty advisor, along with Heritage Manitoba, has put together an in-depth and extremely informative website on this province’s monuments, entitled: War Memorials in Manitoba: An Artistic Legacy.
The site was developed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of World War I and provides visitors with key details on more than 200 sites across the province. Each includes background information on the history of the monuments along with a discussion about their artistic and aesthetic qualities.
Morican has been working on the project since 1996, when he began a comprehensive inventory of the province’s war memorials.
The website includes local World War I stories, a history of war memorial design and a guide to Manitoba memorial types.
For more information, visit http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/features/warmemorials/index.shtml.