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We Remember…War Memorials in Manitoba: An Artistic Legacy

November 6, 2014 — 

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.

War monument in Dauphin, MB. Photo by Ken Klimek.

War monument in Dauphin, MB. Photo by Ken Klimek.

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.

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Memorial in Lac Du Bonnet.

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.

Heritage Manitoba:

http://heritagemanitoba.ca/index.php/featured-projects/focus-feature-project

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